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Saturday, April 11, 2009

High Speed Collision-- Mythbusters Experiment

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen:



I imagine the car would be like the airplane hitting a steel and concrete tower. It's fucking obliterated-- as is the rocket sled. But basically, the effect is like a bomb going off, with debris spewing everywhere. Importantly, there is no delay before the explosion-- the explosion is simultaneous with the destruction.

3 Comments:

OpenID camjnbp said...

wow they really socked it to that little red car!
maybe it is not significant but notice how many times they say the word pancakeing and that they refer to the speed of an airliner - what does an airliner have to do with this?

7:40 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

good points!

I also found it remarkable that they had enough cash to do all this -- including smash two semis into a car. Seems like they have the budget easily to recreate some of 9/11, if they chose. But I think they choose not to...

10:01 PM  
Blogger Ningen said...

That car was going so fast - why didn't it penetrate the steel plate? NIST's answer for the supposed planes is "momentum transfer." Is there anything to that?

3:30 PM  

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