Discussion in 'Lounge' started by 65restomod, Jul 23, 2020.
Watching the driver of the Mercedes hitting the blue car just made my thumbs hurt.
Yea , you can see him preparing for impact.
Prisoners were hired and given reduced sentences in the Detroit area for volunteering for crash duty.
GM and Ford had refrigerated cadaver rooms (I've been in Ford's), where the dead were stored before being thawed and put in a car. Can you imagine?
I had heard about that , I just didn't know they were on stand by!
Reminds me of a story about the "Chicken Gun." It's used to shoot dead chickens into aircraft, to simulate birdstrikes. Well, at some point in time, British Rail was getting ready to start their high-speed rail service through the Channel tunnel, and asked NASA if they could borrow the gun, with a yes and delivery of it. Well, the first shot was a disaster. The chicken carcass was shot though the polycarbonate windscreen, taking out the train driver's chair back and collapsing the electrical cabinet's door. The engineers took copious pics, sent samples of the polycarbonate windscreen, and asked NASA what they should do. The NASA engineers' answer:
"Thaw the chickens."
When you donate you body to science, there's a decent chance it will be cut open. Your bones cut and load cells installed. Accelerometers attached to the skull. Then put in a car or Hi-G sled and crashed. It's how all modern test dummies have been developed. The dead saved a lot of lives. I have friend who did this at UVa.
"I have friend who did this at UVa."
Was he alive at the time?
I have the same question.
He was a great friend - sucked as a conversationalist but was a great listener...
Geez. He worked in the CAB (center for applied biomechanics), prepping the dead for yet another ending. Medical students helped with the prep too. Great learning experience, all around.
He couldn't wait to have a Cold One after Lunch...
I doubt he ever wanted lunch, let alone one cold one. I could never do it, myself.
Now, that's = = cold!
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