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    My wife and I ran into the "Mythbusters" film crew while on a drive out Turnagain Arm today. Really nice fellows, they were willing to give up their sign for a short photo shoot and chat awhile. The sign is leaning against the tire of my Ford F-250 Diesel pickup.

    I'm surprised the truck didn't blow-up.



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    I heard they are testing weather it's better to hit a moose going fast or slow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfoot View Post
    I heard they are testing weather it's better to hit a moose going fast or slow?
    For Reals??? That will be a show!

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    They wanted to blow up a lake for some experiment but could not find one. They never told our pulic affairs/education folks at work what they were going to blow up the frozen lake for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfoot View Post
    I heard they are testing weather it's better to hit a moose going fast or slow?
    LMAO!!!! The slower the better .

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    Their test was to see if it's better to slow down or speed up to get by a moose that's standing beside the road. NOT if you should speed up or slow down if you're going to hit one. They talked about it on channel 2 news a couple weeks back.

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    I've hit 1 moose and it occured after braking and altering my course. In 20/20 hindsight of the event, if I would have kept my speed and course, I probably would have missed him... but only by inches. However, there is no way to predict which way a moose will turn (mine ended up doing a 180 direction change just prior to impact) or to overcome the human reaction of "panic braking" when faced with a high-speed collision. So, the Mythbusters can test this all they want, but they aren't going to change anything. I'd rather see them blow up a frozen lake...
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    Nice Pic!

    Did you snap a shot of Kari for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Nice Pic!

    Did you snap a shot of Kari for me?

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    I dont know about everybody else but it sure works for me
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    Ya'll do realize that she is a liberal, vegitarian, animal-rights activist... right?

    Or maybe some think they can convert her over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    Ya'll do realize that she is a liberal, vegitarian, animal-rights activist... right?

    Or maybe some think they can convert her over?
    I'm sorry, I'm still looking at the picture and didn't quite understand what you said.

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    Talking Saw the show

    They hit a rubber moose at 40, 50, and 70 mph, or something like that.
    The myth was "It is better to have the moose pop up and go over the car or slid accross the hood and crush the windshield.

    Busted....

    The moose killed the driver at all speeds they tested, crushing the roof/whindshield an all. The speed did not pop the moose high enough to miss the windshiels.

    At least that is they way I remember it.

    OH! Here is a test from a driver education book:

    Typically it is best not to swerve to miss an animal in the road. Swerving will usually throw you out of control and bad things will happen. The exception however is what animal?











    Pigs/hogs. They typically cause the vehicle front to go up and when the back hits the animal, the back goes up forcing the front down, HARD causing loss of control..... Flips are bad for vehicles....

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    Cool! I'd like to watch that pig whacking thing. But where'd they get the rubber moose?

    My cousin once popped a moose with an old Buick (late 50's I think), and did it without damaging the car. She hit it fairly slow, but the moose ended up on top, right above her head. Unfortunately, that big old Buick hood ornament had jutted the poor thing on the way by, and the moose proceeded to flail around up there until all the windows were kicked in. After it died, she climbed out with blood & broken glass all over her face & shirt. She wasn't hurt, but looked like an emergency case.

    Wish I had a video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Strutz View Post
    Cool! I'd like to watch that pig whacking thing. But where'd they get the rubber moose?

    My cousin once popped a moose with an old Buick (late 50's I think), and did it without damaging the car. She hit it fairly slow, but the moose ended up on top, right above her head. Unfortunately, that big old Buick hood ornament had jutted the poor thing on the way by, and the moose proceeded to flail around up there until all the windows were kicked in. After it died, she climbed out with blood & broken glass all over her face & shirt. She wasn't hurt, but looked like an emergency case.

    Wish I had a video.

    Oh man, gutted and flailing? That would suck! Glad she is OK, besides the mental trama.

    They had some expert come up with a design on a rubber moose to match weight and body mass density of a real moose. The slow motion footage sure made it look and respond to the impact much like a real moose ...I guess.

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    you must be blessed tull

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Buck" View Post
    you must be blessed tull
    Oh, I don't know about that, but sometimes I do get lucky though.

    Howdy Buck,
    We did get lucky this weekend in Denali. we were looking for ptarmigan chicks to photograph and did well. These little balls of fluff were practically walking on our toes. I will start another thread tomorrow night and post some shots.

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