When crash tests are done on the latest vehicles, safety is the main goal. We are all familiar with the crash test dummies that sit comfortably in the seat waiting for that moment of impact that determines their fate, but what if those dummies weren’t so dumb… or at least not so inhuman?
A video clip from a 1980’s episode of “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” has surfaced on YouTube that re-reveals the disturbing methods Germany once practiced with their crash tests. Instead of dummies that felt no pain, these German crash tests were done with real humans behind the wheel… all proving that the seatbelt can in fact save lives.
How some of these human test subjects made it out of these wild crashes is amazing, but thankfully the days of these human death trap experiments are long gone in Germany.