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The Unofficial MacGyver How-to Handbook: Revised 2nd Edition

 
Don't you wish you could do all the cool tricks that MacGyver did?

  Now you can.  

 

The Unofficial MacGyver How-to Handbook: Revised 2nd Edition provides step-by-step instructions to MacGyver's most inventive tricks.

As viewers of the show, we had always assumed that MacGyver's tricks were fiction, the kind of stuff that only works on TV. Inspired by a rerun in which MacGyver seals an acid leak with a chocolate bar, we decided to dig up our old high school science books and find out if this stuff really works. The result of our investigation is The Unofficial MacGyver How-to Handbook: Revised 2nd Edition, an illustrated primer to MacGyver's tricks complete with scientific explanations.

We provide step-by-step, how-to instructions that unlock the scientific secrets and spy genius of MacGyver's many tricks, including: How to pick a lock with a pocket knife; How to develop film with orange juice; How to create homemade fog; How to use a paperclip to undress a woman AND disarm a missile!

Each entry includes: A description of the materials you need to perform the trick; Step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish the trick; The scientific explanation of why the trick works.

In depicting these tricks, The Unofficial MacGyver How-to Handbook: Revised 2nd Edition, offers a mix of extreme scenarios and practical applications. So while you'll probably never have the thrill of breaking into a high security laboratory, you can feel like a secret agent while you develop photos in the kitchen sink with orange juice.

Only $14.95!

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The Unofficial MacGyver How-to Handbook: Revised 2nd Edition
Only $14.95
A review from MAKE magazine: "MacGyver always seemed like one of one of those "kids, don't try this at home" shows. Well, that was up until this spiffy book came out that includes a complete listing of every trick ever done on the show with step-by-step instructions for many of them. Checking in at under $20, you can get it for a reasonable price, and it actually makes for pretty good weekend project fodder (although disarming a missile with a paperclip is an academic exercise for most of us). Each Macgyverism includes a list of materials and a pseudo-scientific explanation of why it works, so much of it could be adapted without too much effort as a good middle school science class supplement. If you're already looking to buy the MacGyver DVD boxed sets, then especially pick up a copy. How else can you follow along and create homemade fog or escape from pits of poisonous snakes?"