Can You Throw a Saw Blade Through a Two-by-Four?

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One sign of a great viral video is that it continues to circulate long after it has left the limelight. In May 2021, more than a decade after this video first went viral, we received a query asking if a construction worker really threw a circular saw blade through a two-by-four:

This video first went viral in 2009 and has since been viewed nearly 2 million times. Posts on Facebook over the years added hundreds of thousands additional views. But, while this video is undoubtedly popular, it's also undoubtedly fake.

This video was created as part of a viral marketing campaign from Martin Williams Advertising for Integrity Windows and Doors from Marvin. The campaign, dubbed "The Carl and Stu Skills Challenge," featured five videos of suspiciously skilled construction workers. We've only been able to locate one other video from this…
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