This poll will be light-hearted.
Last week on the show "24," hero Jack Bauer rescued someone in a crashed helicopter perched on a rooftop by grabbing a nearby Yagi antenna (~800-900 MHz by the looks of it) and prying the door open with one of the elements. It seems pretty unlikely to me that a cheap antenna on a private house would be strong enough for that kind of duty.
Here's a clip of the scene, although it doesn't actually show the Yagi being used.http://www.fox.com/video/index.htm?cat_id=24
How about it? Do you believe it is possible, or a real stretch, even for Jack?
Disclaimer: Other than a few news and science shows about twice per week, I never watch television, but someone convinced me to try watching "24." I swear it!
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