Scientists are finding out if James Bond's tricks are possible in reality

What the immortal agent 007 did and continues to do on the screen causes a storm of emotions for an ordinary moviegoer. But scientists and engineers look at and evaluate these incredible tricks from a completely different angle, and their opinion deserves attention.

In the new Bond film, Specter, which is due to be released from day to day, James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, demonstrates aerobatics in a helicopter, performing a "spin" with a turn of 360 degrees. Experienced helicopter pilot Mike Buckley, representing the British Pilots Association, argues that this is POSSIBLE for a short time, with the appropriate training and on a specific helicopter model.

In Living daylights, Timothy Dalton's James Bond escapes the chase with his partner, walking down a snowy slope in a cello case. Moreover, the pursuers race after them on skis. Former world skeleton champion Christian Bromley clearly states that this is IMPOSSIBLE.

To ride at high speed in a cello case, you will have to constantly raise the leading edge, otherwise the case will be buried in the snow, and since there is no control over it, 007 and its companion will rotate randomly while moving, which will not add to their speed.

In the action movie "Goldfinger" there is an episode when Goldfinger's henchman tries to pull out a hat stuck between the railing in Fort Knox. Undaunted, James Bond grabs a nearby high-voltage cable and "plugs" it into the railing. The villain gets his dose of several thousand volts as he deserves.

Professor Ian Cotton, director of Manchester Energy, says this is POSSIBLE. A metal railing, a hat, a person standing on the ground form an electrical circuit. Sparks with fireworks are also possible if the live cable is properly dragged across the floor.