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Car Accidents Are No Problem For This Guy



Our current bodies clearly weren’t built to survive a car accident, but this guy is. Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge, and Hasan Piker, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“A new road safety campaign in Australia is getting a lot of attention over a human sculpture that shows what the human body would look like if it were designed to survive a high speed car crash, Business Insider reports.

This is Graham, a life-like model that can withstand the force of a catastrophic car accident.

Graham was created by artist Patricia Piccinini as part of a new ad for Australia’s Transport Accident Commission as an effort to show the vulnerability of the human body.

Sure, Graham is pretty scary looking with his abnormally shaped head, but according to Christian Kenfield, Royal Melbourne Hospital trauma surgeon, this is one feature key to his survival.

“One of the real injuries that we have as humans in a high-speed car crash is a neck injury, a cervical spine fracture or dislocation of the ligaments as the head flexes forward and then hyper-extends back,” Kenfield told ABC. “The head is quite heavy and at rest we all have the neck muscles to hold the head upright and move it as we need to. But in a car crash we don’t have the strength to stop that whip lashing injury that is so sudden and so forceful that it often causes catastrophic effects.”

Read more here: http://www.attn.com/stories/10103/someone-designed-perfect-human-body-survive-car-crash

Hosts: Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge, Hasan Piker

Cast: Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge, Hasan Piker

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