Guy Creates Huge Mouse Trap, And The Result Is Unbelievable

TheBackyardScientistPublished: May 17, 201750,469 viewsVirality: 2%
Published: May 17, 2017

Everyone and their grandma has had a pest problem at least once in their life. There are an abundance of ways to get rid of or prevent the appearance of pests in your home. But have you ever wondered what a scientist would do if he got himself in the same situation?

In this new video, Kevin Kohler, a.k.a. The Backyard Scientist shows off his latest invention -- a giant mousetrap that obliterates anything that crosses its path.

"I've got a bit of a raccoon problem at my house, so I built something to fix the problem," the Backyard Scientist wrote on his YouTube page. "It breaks multiple local ordinances and a few international treaties, but I give you the giant mousetrap."

The trap took three weeks to build and cost around $360 to make from supplies like wood planks, car suspension system coils and steel square tubing. The main expenses are the winch and the multiple pipe fittings to adapt the springs to the bar.

After many attempts using garage door springs and then coil springs, he finally got it right. For those worried this video is an animal snuff film, don't fret. The Backyard Scientist only destroys objects without a pulse. It's oddly satisfying to watch him use the giant trap to smash a watermelon, coconuts, a fiery model volcano, a mannequin head wearing a hard hat and more.

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      Justme1234 · 9 weeks ago

      I hope he gets fined. I hope he trips as he's walking by it, and then see if this is so cool. What if a curious child gets in his yard. I don't care if it's fenced or not. A kid will climb mountains to see something they shouldn't. This is not funny. Hope someone turns him in before some human is killed. He has his 15 minutes the idiot. Not sharing this.

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      SuicideBombr · 9 weeks ago

      Ummh. I think your math is wrong. If pi is the ratio of diameter to circumference half a circle is half pi. Not full pi. So the distance you qouted at the beginning is wrong. It traveled 1.57079632679 meters.

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        SuicideBombr · 9 weeks ago

        So it was traveling at 21 mph.

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      Bloomish · 8 weeks ago

      Very cool!!! I enjoyed watching!!! Thanks!!!