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Old 04-29-2004, 12:18 PM
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What NOT to do in a 65,000 lb. dump truck

Think those barriers out in front of Federal buildings are there just for looks? Not so fast....

Check this test out: Ka Bam!

Truck = 65,000 lbs.

Speed = 50 mph

Kinetic Energy = 5.5 MILLION ft. lbs.

Stopped in 24 INCHES!

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Old 04-29-2004, 12:54 PM
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WOW...those concrete barriers are very effective.
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Am I seeing things, or was that the engine that catapulted across the wall?

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Old 04-29-2004, 02:10 PM
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So did the dummy survive? That had to have been driven by a crash test dummy, right? Right? Cuz anyone who would do that for real is insane. Hmmm, hey Larry, you okay? You didn't have any weird urges the other day did you? Larry? Oh Laaaaaarrrrrrryyy!!

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Old 04-29-2004, 05:36 PM
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No Larry's not that dumb, he'd jump out and get run over.


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Old 04-29-2004, 07:45 PM
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Boom, and the wall is still standing that is pretty impressive it stood up to that.
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:36 PM
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i didn't feel a thing. not a bit. damn impressive those walls are, Dinger said it would hold up, and i didn't believe him.
whoowee! the construction company we got the truck from sure was pissed. i don't think they'll let me come back.




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you must have me confused with the ******* in the redneck surfing video...... i firmly believe in the use of safety equipment.

if your gonna be stupid, at least be smart about it.
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:27 AM
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Larry, did you remember to hook up the shock sensors before the crash? I've got a deadline here. Dan
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:32 AM
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doh'

i knew i forgot something.....
they're sitting there where you set them down, right before you told me "don't forget to hook these up. i have a deadline."

you think we could get another truck there justaguy?

come on, it's justatruck!!!
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