Making a test dummy

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  1. beerbelly

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    Just saw how these are made on a show called "Factory Made". Pretty fascinating. I like the statement that "a 3 lb. block is inserted into the head to simulate a real human brain". I have seen MANY people underweight in that category...
     
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    It should be a plastic sphere filled with spirits, as it'll give the same reaction a drunk idiot will give.
     
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    They film a bunch of that stuff where I work. I think that episode was filmed at Denton who used to make test dummies. I think they sold to Humanetics (the only other company that does) a few years back.
    Back in 2002, in Michigan, and long before I thought I'd be crashing cars in Virginia, I sold the 250 straight-6 pulled out of my Ranchero to this kid who was going to put it in a 67 Mustang after souping it up. He told me his Dad started Denton and makes test dummies, which I thought was cool. Fast forward 12-13 years, I meet this kid again, this time in Virginia, when he came out on a sales call. Said he put a small turbo on the engine and gets 20 mpg and 325 hp. What were we talking about?
     
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    That's impressive...until you realize he's a salesman trying to sell you his product....
     
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    Trying to sell a product that has no competition, really.
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

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    It drips with irony.
     
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    How it starts...

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    Sean sending you his private pic's. ?
     
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    No, I definitely don't want those.
     
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    After four months, (Test Dummies have a short gestation period) they produce one of these..


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    And I don't want yours either, but, once a day...….
     
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