Why Death by Lightsaber Would Be Much Worse in Real Life! (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

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Star Wars has told us that the lightsaber is an elegant weapon, but is that really true? Kyle has the cutting edge facts on this week’s Because Science!

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Caleb Ramey says:


Vladimir Putin says:

Lightsabers are more or less force sensitive and are assisted by the force…in Star Wars lore lightsabers are even given sentient feelings and some are referred to almost like living beings. Weird stuff but I’m just saying K dawg

drownoble says:

Kylo's saber is weaker than other lightsabers. The exhaust ports would be taking power away from the main blade. So Han would survive a bit longer, though he probably wished it was quicker.

Tony R says:

Great episode Kyle. I haven't laughed so much since the episode you did on why Batman's grappling gun would have killed people rather than saved them (LEG RIP!). I'm not sure if that reflects badly on me, but nevertheless, great work. Keep it up..!! Oh, and I can't believe there wasn't a SURPRISE LIGHTSABER in this episode, of all the shows that needed one… lol. 😉

Noel Rodriguez says:

This was awesome! Curious though, would a person being attacked with a lightsaber explode the same way if they were in the vacuum of space?

FREAKout59 says:

maybe you just don't understand the qualities of the force, and that you don't need a nuclear submarines power to get through blast doors

TheDarksweeney says:

Sooooo, how do you fix that problem, smarty pants?

Born Justice Rule says:

this is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! definitely makes them more awesome!!!!!!!!! #THEFORCE

william stern says:

You should explain how the sheilds in starwars works…

Penny Lane says:

Brilliant episode!

Baron Nagel says:

Perhaps the lightsaber isn't as powerful in actuality and perhaps was a thinner blade with light dispersion to allow easier cutting. Maybe somehow the lightsaber technology also created weight towards the end in order to have more balance.

Sebastian Munoz says:

Lightsabers r now cooler

Osmium God says:

Now I love lightsabers, so much more than I already did. Other than the fact that I'd probably turn into goo, they're awesome

RSpudieD says:

2:10 SO MANY PORGS!!!!!

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