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MythBusters - Crash Force - awesome test

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Mythbusters crew decided to revisit an old myth that was drawing the ire of the show's fans for quite some time. And it's sure to be an interesting topic to automotive enthusiasts.

When two cars collide, each traveling 50 miles per hour, does the resulting force equal one car hitting an immovable object at 100 miles per hour?

It seems like such simple physics, no? But don't forget Newton's third law. To quote the great Wikipedia of knowledge, "Whenever a first body exerts a force F on a second body, the second body exerts a force −F on the first body. F and −F are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction." Or, more simply, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
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did you see the car that hit the wall at 100mph?
ive never seen a car fold up like that!
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Hahaha saw that episode a few days ago, it was a Daewoo LOL! that crash at 100mph into a solid steel wall was scary though.

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