11/10/2012 09:58 BST

Exposed: The Duct Tape Lie (VIDEO)

Finally! Someone - YouTuber Kevin Nugent, to be precise - has taken time out from his no-doubt-busy schedule to expose a lie that's been perpetuated by Hollywood action films pretty much since movies began.

Yep, it turns out that placing a strip of duct tape over someone's mouth doesn't render them mute. In fact, it's quite easy to continue talking - or even to eat the tape, if that's the kind of thing you fancy doing. (Obviously, don't try this at home, kids.)

And for more humour at the expense of Hollywood, take a look at our slideshow of spoof trailers...