REAL MAN OF GENIUS EXPERIMENT FAIL ... This is why, kids, shows like "MythBusters" and "Jackass" warn you not to "try this at home": In Wayne County, Ohio, a man - name withheld - decided he was going to see for himself if a phonebook could really stop a BULLET, like he saw on "MythBusters".

So he put a phonebook on the mantle above his fireplace, stood across the room, and opened fire with his nine-millimeter pistol. Fail #1, he's a bad shot. Two, the walls of his house were pretty thin. And three, the phonebook did NOT stop the bullet. I say "the" because only one of his three bullets actually hit the phonebook, but all three went through his thin walls - and all three ended up going through his NEIGHBOR'S wall too!!! Fortunately, no one was in the path of the bullets.

The man was arrested and charged with FELONY discharging a firearm into an inhabited dwelling. Here's a YouTube video of the "MythBusters" episode the GENIUS tried to emulate ...