The Coolest Contraptions Made by MacGuyver

Published on May 30, 2021

The word “MacGyver” has become a verb meaning to make or repair an object in an inventive or improvised way with whatever items are on hand. 

It’s a word in the Oxford English Dictionary (look it up!). Richar Dean Anderson portrayed Angus MacGyver and his on-the-fly contraptions, and his explosions (oh, so many of them) kept TV viewers on the edge of their seats for 139 episodes, all of which had some sort of chemical solution or gizmo. Let’s check out some of our favorite MacGyversisms.