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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Swedish researchers create a robot that is capable of repeating Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Crash test dummy, Seat belt, Crash test, Automobile safety, crash dummies, car crash, Astrid Linder, vehicle safety  
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2022-11-07 2:10:31 PM  
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2022-11-07 3:14:16 PM  
The worst song of the 1990s.

And the band wrote it as a joke to show that even a song with meaningless lyrics but good music could still hit the charts.
 
2022-11-07 4:10:51 PM  

bostonguy: he worst song of the 1990s.


... until Weird Al entered the conversation!

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Headline News (Parody of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm")
Youtube dU95v23MQ4c
 
2022-11-07 4:18:34 PM  
I call BS.

I'm pretty sure I saw pictures of families of crash test dummies in the 1980s.
 
2022-11-07 4:22:54 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: bostonguy: he worst song of the 1990s.

... until Weird Al entered the conversation!

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goddamn that man is a national treasure
 
2022-11-07 4:23:00 PM  
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2022-11-07 4:28:22 PM  
If it's a female crash test dummy, she'd be singing "Peter Pumpkinhead".
 
2022-11-07 4:32:12 PM  
It took so long because after they drilled the anatomically correct holes in the female dummies, they kept disappearing.
 
2022-11-07 4:49:32 PM  

I Like Bread: If it's a female crash test dummy, she'd be singing "Art of Driving".


The Art of Driving by Black Box Recorder
Youtube Mm_W4r0Fw5g
 
2022-11-07 5:03:07 PM  
Good.  Now the other dummies have someone to make sandwiches for them.
 
2022-11-07 5:09:16 PM  
It is completely insane that decades of research went by and no one ever thought about women. Like, at all. What the f*ck. That's so f*cked up.
 
2022-11-07 5:25:54 PM  
It eats Campbell's Soup?
 
2022-11-07 5:42:03 PM  
crash test dummies with the average female body shape...
where are the crash test dummies with the average video game female's body shape?  oh wait they'd never be injured in an accident.
 
2022-11-07 6:47:33 PM  
> car companies are only required to test vehicle safety using crash dummies modeled after the average man.

What about the obese? Or do they just deserve to die?

https://news.virginia.edu/content/why-do-women-and-obese-passengers-suffer-worst-car-crash-injuries
Why Do Women and Obese Passengers Suffer the Worst Car-Crash Injuries?

https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=167145
Obese drivers are up to 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash than normal-weight drivers, a new study finds.
 
2022-11-07 7:30:14 PM  

bostonguy: The worst song of the 1990s.

And the band wrote it as a joke to show that even a song with meaningless lyrics but good music could still hit the charts.


I'd believe that story if they had ever written a good song
 
2022-11-07 7:34:33 PM  

HairBolus: > car companies are only required to test vehicle safety using crash dummies modeled after the average man.

What about the obese? Or do they just deserve to die?


Well, they could lose weight...
 
2022-11-08 3:35:29 AM  

chitownmike: bostonguy: The worst song of the 1990s.

And the band wrote it as a joke to show that even a song with meaningless lyrics but good music could still hit the charts.

I'd believe that story if they had ever written a good song


They weren't the worst group out of Canada. Certainly better than Bryan Adams, Celene Dion, Nickleback, and whatever a Bieber is.

But yeah their best song was their cover of XTC's "Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead."

As for female crash test dummies, I thought they already had those. Or maybe they were just in PSAa for wearing seatbelts or something. Other than height and weight I'm not sure what's special about average women vs. average men when considering vehicle collision effects.

As to why they may skew crash tests towards the average male, two things: first, according to statistics, men get into more accidents; and second, they tend to spend more time behind the wheel than women and/or more men are on the road in general. So it makes sense that men would be the target demo.
 
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