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Date: 12/04/08 03:13 PM

52 Responses to Spectacular 100mph Train Crash Test

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    Link: Spectacular 100mph Train Crash Test - A train crashes into a nuclear container at 100mph (161 km/h) to prove its indestructibility.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    For some reason I was really surprised this was 1984.
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    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    OMg this looks kinda crazy. Asplosions ahoy
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    Holy crap. That`s pretty awesome, but seems like a waste of cars...maybe the train and one car. Awesome music! And that container is insane.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    The extra cars are to give it more momentum and more force.

    Where did the fire come from? That confused me, it looks like the old style action movies where things explode really easily.

    I`m glad I`ve finally seen this video after being told about this test so many times at school.

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    razlem Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    I thought it would be the indestructibility of the train- that it could endure a nuclear blast.
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    matt1119 Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    Would have loved it if the container was obliterated and the engineers would have looked liked tards!
    Cool though and yeah....awesome music
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    what`s that flash on the train on :48?
    (o.o this could lead to a consipracy theory...)
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    OMGPWNT Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    d katman im pretty sure that the flash at :48 is a camera going off or something...mighty big flash but im not sure looks like it comes from that pole where one would expect to see a camera mounted...also seems to be from where the other angle was shot.
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    ryter89 Female 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    wow
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    Well, now we can infuse nuclear matter into fiber glasses with our extensive Flouric Acid technology. Most other countries, about 95% i`d say don`t have the means to access such technology, so the radiactive particles will have no effect upon the surrounding environment, and would be completely benign. I think that works just as well.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    then again, who doesn`t watch loving asplosions
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    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    Buying the fully-operating train for the test: 50 000$

    Fixing all the things after the test: 65 000$

    Watching the great asplosions: Priceless.

    -Mastercard

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    imaguitargod Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    : they open the container up :
    "And the urainium`s all right folks!"

    They all died three weeks later from exposure :(

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    At first I thought it was to prove the train`s indestructibility. Then when it asploded, I was like "HA! I knew it!".

    But then I read the description again...and I was disappointed. So now I embark to develop the indestructible train!

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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    But...but...nuclear power is EVIL! Evil I tell you!

    We will run the country on UNICORN POWER!

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    Mordatorium Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    Wow... I at first thought it was to prove that the TRAIN was indestructible... That was disappointing. The explosion made up for that though.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    "We will run the country on UNICORN POWER!"

    Nooo CHARLIEEEE FUGU FISH

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    Imjesus Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    In the name of science!
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    you could TOTALLY hide a pb&j sandwich in there.
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    quaintness Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    asplosions!
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    Wow.... That thing that flew into the air... I think it was the F***ing engine!!!!!! (Or the Nuke Case... But thinking it is the engine of a F***ing train is so much more awesome)
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    MykeUK Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    Not really a test though, is it. I mean how much force was lost with the crappy back panel just flying away like that.
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    luniboy Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    Lame, saw that in Destroyed in Seconds show on discovery a week ago
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    December 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    SMASH! That was fun. Do it again!
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    > danthew
    > The extra cars are to give it more momentum and more force

    Someone failed physics then, if the same amount of acceleration is applied to (a) a single engine, or (b) an engine and 4 carriages all weighing the same, then if (a)`s speed is 100 mph, then (b)`s speed will be 20 mph with the same force applied. A single carriage would have had just as much momentum as a train with any number of carriages, because its acceleration can be applied to higher velocity instead of being divided into moving more mass.

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    stot3 Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    EPIC WIN! I could have sworn that fire came from the nuke container, but to my surprise that was the train set ablaze.
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    December 4, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Wow! They had bleachers and a beer garden. Maybe a band playing and T-shirts for sale. Looks like fun.
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    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    but lion, it`s speed isnt directly proportional to the amount of cars there are.
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    Tavillion Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    Exactly. 5 cars moving at 100mph has a hell of a lot more force than ONE car moving at 100mph.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    It wasn`t the nuclear container that destroyed the Train. It was Chuck Norris, standing in front of it while taking a smoke break.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    That was somewhat unnecessary. It was done more so the public could see nuclear waste was handled with care and extreme protection. There are *many* less expensive tests you could run on such a container.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm
    Oh, and Lion, for that to work, the one car would have to be moving at supersonic speeds to have as much momentum as that train at 100mph.
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    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    So it can withstand a 240 tonne train, but the real test is: will it blend?
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    ianbeany1989 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2008 at 4:30 am
    I hope the drivers okay!

    That was a nice waste of time, they clearly just wanted to crash a train into something and finally found their excuse

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    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    December 5, 2008 at 4:51 am
    "I hope the drivers okay!"

    Do you really think they would put someone in a train going at that speeds with the desired target it had?


    But i agree, will it blend?

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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2008 at 5:24 am
    "Buying the fully-operating train for the test: 50 000$

    Fixing all the things after the test: 65 000$"

    Wow what world do you live in where things are that cheap? o.O

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    ljdp Male 13-17
    28 posts
    December 5, 2008 at 5:50 am
    Conservation of momentum.

    It takes more energy to bring 4 cars to 100mph.
    Therefor it expells more energy when coming to a stop.
    Therefor there is a greater force in the collision.

    I`m skeptical at the way the bracket holding the case flew off. It might have been a different story if a huge block of concrete was behind supporting it.

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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2008 at 7:34 am
    the test was a failure, the train is clearly not indestructable.
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    sponged Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2008 at 9:11 am
    i was thinking at first the train was gonna be indestructable,i was wrong
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    yes_finn Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2008 at 9:53 am
    at least the scientists could admit they love the explosions as much as the science...
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    Poreka Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2008 at 9:58 am
    Big boom. Me likey.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2008 at 10:28 am
    I bet Godzilla could open that bitch like a can of beer.
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    sylvieee Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2008 at 11:10 am
    OMG i live in leicester wtf thats REALLY weird! though that was like over 5 years before i was born...
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2008 at 11:48 am
    This video is NOT BALLS.
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    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm
    And they all die of cancer 15 years later....
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    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
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    December 6, 2008 at 10:14 am
    the music was annoying.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    Trains... they don`t stop... for anything.
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    Cmstamega Male 13-17
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    December 8, 2008 at 11:20 am
    However, they are obviously not Chuck Norris proof.
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    slipkfighter Male 13-17
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    December 8, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    who`s going to use a train to try to open that... how bout some aspolsives...????
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    Majase Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2008 at 6:18 am
    Until they test it against a full-frontal Rosie O`Donnell assault, I reserve judgment on its indestructibility.

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