Can A Car Lift Itself Using Its Own Exhaust Pressure?

Even a small amount of pressure might do the trick.

The YouTube channel The Action Lab, which is known for delivering new and impressive science experiments regularly, answers the ultimate question that you probably haven't thought of before in his latest video: Can the exhaust pressure of a car be enough to lift it off the ground? You can probably guess the answer based on your physics and engineering knowledge, but nothing beats actually seeing the experiment being made. 

At the beginning of the video, he mentions Bruce Yeany, another YouTuber, who experimented with raising a 5,000-pound (2,268-kg) car, a 1978 Pontiac Grand Safari station wagon, using only the power from a vacuum cleaner and a tarpaulin. Inspired by the video, he decided to try and see whether he can pull the experiment off with Yeany's method. Then, he moved on to using the exhaust from a car to create the pressure needed to lift a car. If you're interested in the results, give the video embedded above a watch. Then, you might want to check this other video by The Action Lab, in which he demonstrates how you can boil water with your bare hands.

 

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