Episode 18: The Ninja Art of Escape

The ninja art of escape, or tonsojutsu, frequently took advantage of the human psyche. We examine some ninja tactics and get a psychologist's perspective on them. In the latter half, we recreate a torinoko, a ninja tool that frequently appears in pop culture. Using the sparse information available, we experiment with varying blend ratios to smoke out the ninja truth.

Ninja escape tactic: "Throwing wood or stone into water"
A bold escape tactic: "Having the gate closed by shouting that something unusual has happened"
Would you be able to see past the ninja's trick?
An experiment using a recreated torinoko, or ninja smoke grenade