What Happens When a Shopping Cart Hits a Wall at 72 MPH

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We’ve all had the occasional shopping cart fender bender while coming around a blind corner at the end of an aisle. But here’s what would happen if you were trying to speed through a grocery store at 72 miles per hour, got distracted by a free sample, and then slammed your cart head-on into a concrete wall.

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This unusual crash test was conducted by Switzerland’ Dynamic Test Center who are known for their unorthodox simulations. Ever wondered what would happen if a fully loaded tractor plowed through stopped traffic? They’ve tested that. Or just how much damage is caused when two skiiers collide? They’ve tested that too.

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When the cart hit the car and the bread fanned out in an arc above it, it was actually kind of pretty.

(For the other Americans - 18 kph=11.18 mph/117.8 kph=73.19 mph.)