A man is trying to break through a wall in a
real-life experiment on Monday in Beijing's Huilongguan
On Monday, a group of self-called "senior fans" of American
popular TV series "Prison Break" showed their craze for the drama
through a real-life experiment.
The experiment was held in a construction site in northern
Beijing's Huilongguan community. The organizer says the goal of
this experiment is to test the Hooke's law, which Michael Scofield,
the lead character of the drama, used to help his brother and some
of the inmates to break out of prison.
The Jinghua Times reports the story.
In the TV story, Michael Scofield, a former structural engineer,
drilled several small holes on the wall, which helped him to break
through the wall of the cell in which they stayed. It was based on
the famous Hooke Law, according to him.
To test the viability of the plot, the participants, who got to
know each other through the Internet, made a 15-centimeter thick
wall. They tagged the locations of 12 holes on it, which they said
had been calculated according to the famous law.
To save time, they used electric drill instead of the egg beater
Michael Scofield used to drill the holes. And after finishing 12
holes on the wall, they found that it was indeed easier to break
It's not the first time the group of fans re-act plots from the
play. Their previous experiments included how to turn a toothbrush
into a key. "I just want to do it all over again by myself",
"Prison Break 250", organizer of the activity explained why they
(CRI.cn August 30, 2007)