Car companies use crash test dummies to test how a car crash would impact the human passengers inside … but what happens if they want to simulate a car hitting a moose?
They need a moose crash test dummy, of course! Car and Driver explains:
This one uses a 790-pound moose surrogate made from a stack of 114 rubber discs, which mimic the density of a moose and are strung together with steel parts and wire. When struck by a Volvo traveling between 43 and 56 mph, this pseudo-moose will hit the windshield first, then roll up and over the roof in a fraction of a second, annihilating everything it touches along the way.
Video clip below if you want to see it in action.