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Surviving a 198 MPH Car Crash

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Surviving a 198 MPH Car Crash

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Professional race car driver Mark Blundell replays his horrific 1996 crash and shows us how he survived.

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They've been rammed, beaten, dropped, run over, and even decapitated, all in the name of automotive safety. Join us as we track the evolution of the crash test dummy, one spectacular car wreck at a time. We examine each member of the dummy family tree, from 1948's Thin Man, the grandfather of them all, to 1976's industry standard Hybrid III, to today's THOR, the $750,000 god of safety. We also sit in on recent crash test experiments to show how, even decades later, these heroes of the highway show no signs of slowing down.

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