How Deadly Is the Joker’s Magic Pencil Trick?

SURPRISE BECAUSE SCIENCE CHANNEL! Subscribe now and click the shiny notifications bell so you don’t miss out on all things science and pop culture. in new tab Get a 30-day free trial and watch Because Science episodes early on Alpha: in new tab Heath Ledger’s Joker is iconic for many reasons, but one particularly memorable scene is his disappearing pencil trick. But how bad would this be in real life? Kyle has the serious details on this week's Because Science! Subscribe for more Because Science: in new tab More science: in new tab Watch more Because Science: in new tab Watch the last episode at: in new tab Follow Kyle Hill: in new tab Follow Us: in new tab Because Science every Thursday. Artist: Andrew Bowser Learn more: • MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY OF TIPIs: in new tab • LIST OF TIPI OBJECTS: in new tab • TIPI BY PENCILS AND PENS: in new tab • TIPI BY A CHOPSTICK: in new tab • TIPI BY UMBRELLAS: in new tab