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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - 2009 Chevy Malibu vs. 1959 Chevy Bel Air


By Chance - Posted on 18 September 2009

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.  They are the organization that does all those frontal offset car collisions and tests the survivability of modern vehicle accidents.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary they crashed a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu into a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air.  The results were horrifying.  Watch to the end to see the injury reports.     (Note:  The red dust is meant to represent gasoline spilling out of the car.  Not human blood.)

I honestly don't know how anyone survived car accidents in the 1950's and earlier.   

2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

That was incredible.  I had to watch it twice, because I couldn't believe what I was seeing.  If you had asked me to predict the outcome, I would have predicted the opposite. 

Chance, I think it was you wondering how to do the youtube embed one day?

Here's what you do. Click on the circled button. Place the Youtube video URL in the URL bar and click insert. 

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Thanks, SG.  I actually know how to embed YouTube videos, they are the easiest.  I just couldn't embed from work, because the computers there are screwy.  

It is the other videos (with long code) that I can't get to embed.  MSNBC, CNN, Daily Show, etc.  

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Yes, give us DETAILED instructin on the MSNBC, SNL & others. Pretty please with sugar on top(or whip cream) whichever you prefer, LOL!   

The MSNBC embed isn't something i've gotten down yet. It has to do with manipulating the code manually, I got a manual code awhile ago from Alina, and maybe i'll try that witht an MSNBC video next time. Magus and Alina are pretty good at it. ( :

I will show you the SNL one and this works in a few other places, if you get it to make sense. 

Take some embed codes and look for three things:

The URL, and Hight and Width of the video. 

 <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4ab40fb8b8a83ff2/4741e3c5156499a7/ef19e51c/-cpid/931ec0ce3bdb46f4" id="W4727a250e66f97234ab40fb8b8a83ff2" width="384" height="283"><param name="movie" value="http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4ab40fb8b8a83ff2/4741e3c5156499a7/ef19e51c/-cpid/931ec0ce3bdb46f4" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowNetworking" value="all" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /></object>

Take that and go to the insert video box. Put in that URL in  along with the width and hight below it in the scaling area. Let me know if you have other questions about it. 

Cool, It worked! Thanks for helping know what to look for in that enormous string of code.  

 

 

If your editor is set to "raw HTML", you can just paste their embed code directly (it's aimed more for bloggers than PHP forum types).
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The raw HTML won't work on RFO though, right? Or am I missing what you're saying?

Sometimes it does.

If you look across the top of your WYSIWYG  editing box, you see the tree (which lets you post a picture), then the letters HTML.

Click on that and you can post the HTML code directly into the post.

Just remember to click the HTML letters again to switch back to WYSIWYG mode.

I know that. That's how I post the Daily Show videos. I thought Magus meant that there was way I could get around when the embed codes themselves fail to work with the raw HTML. lol

I thought there was a reason for them not working. The URL, ht, width thing is obviously the next option after the raw HTML embed doesn't work, which for SNL/NBC, it doesn't.  

That's... odd. I've never had that happen; a lot of the silly stuff happens to me when I use the guided mode.

I'm also adding other HTML tags, which may have something to do with it. I try not to simply post a video without a comment giving it some context.

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It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.

Lewis Black


 
(Nerd hat: ON) It's a matter of kinetic energy and where it goes.

A moving vehicle has a lot of mass (weight, for the sake of argument), and even at 15 mph it has a lot of energy. In a collision, the car often goes from 40-70 mph to a dead stop in seconds, which, to a physicist, means a transfer of energy has to happen-- to us, that means something gets pushed or thrown other than the car itself. So either the car itself buckles from the collision and the occupants inside are jerked around, or the car designer can shape the car's structure to absorb the impact. You'll notice that while the Bel Air's cabin is almost completely compromised, the Malibu saves its occupants because it has crumple zones and airbags.

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It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.

Lewis Black

I honestly don't know how anyone survived car accidents in the 1950's and earlier.   

Amazing, isn't it. Sadly many probably didn't, or at least not frequently. But you know in the 60s the government stepped in with such intrusions as seat belts and stronger windshields and other dumb things that took away our choice and freedom to die by being thrown like projectiles through windows and now look at us. LOL.

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Yeah, I was being vaguely dark. 

I remember watching a video in Driver's Education Class that showed test accidents from the 1960's.  Those big solid Metal Ford's and Chevy's plowing into one another and causing some terrifying results for a class of green drivers.  

I remember one moment from the film where one car is T-boned by another car on the driver's side.  The force of the impact opened the passenger's doors and pushed everyone (still in their seats) out of the car.  They test dummies were promptly crushed by their own car sliding across the pavement.

People wondered why I didn't drive on a regular basis until after college.

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