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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Here's What Happens When You Crash-Test a Shopping Cart at 73 MPH

How well does a shopping cart protect your groceries at highway speeds?​

Popular Mechanics:

Sweden's Dynamic Test Center is known for running unusual crash simulations. Simply put, these technicians like to have fun. There's a purpose to this test beyond just watching stuff get smashed—in this case, DTC shows how much damage a runaway shopping cart can do to the side of your car.

But what you really want to see is how a shopping cart holds up after crashing into a wall at 117.8 km/h (73 mph). Yes, that's a new shopping cart speed world record.

The test center also crash-tested a golf cart:

Ever wondered what would happen if a fully loaded tractor plowed through stopped traffic? They’ve tested that. Or just how much damage is caused when two skiiers collide? They’ve tested that too.

Wanna dress like a crash test dummy for Halloween, or just because? Amazon has a selection:

1 comment:

  1. Of course the people at Popular Mechanics can't tell the difference between Sweden and Switzerland.