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Crazy Video: Heat Wave Buckles Wis. Highway, Launches Car Into The Air

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"Smokey And The Bandit." "The Dukes of Hazard." "Fast & Furious 2." Everyone has a favorite movie that shows a car (or two) being tossed into the air during a chase scene. One of my personal favorites is the car jump seen in the Bond film,  "The Man With The Golden Gun." This short clip shows a full 360 rotation of the car as it jumped a river. Of course, 007 was at the wheel:

That scene, like most movie stunts, required an army of professionals to build, test, and execute it.

Highway 29 near Eau Claire, Wisconsin only needed the recent heatwave to create a car-launching ramp.

An amateur videographer was just trying to record the heat-triggered ramp created in the road. He happened to be in the right place at the right time. Most of the cars that approached the buckled section of the road were able to slow down and get past the rank. This car apparently missed the warning signs:

CNN reports that the people in the car were not injured... just embarrassed.

(H/T: Jalopnik)

 

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