Oh Tannenbaum: The Crash Test

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

From our “Gosh, the Germans take things so seriously” file, comes this video from Germany’s ADAC auto club in which a crash test facility is used to determine the best way of securing a Christmas tree to your car. Sachlich!

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  • Chuck Goolsbee Chuck Goolsbee on Dec 11, 2009

    Diese clevere Deutschen an alles denken! Ach ja ... und mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale!

  • Nutsaboutcars Nutsaboutcars on Dec 11, 2009

    Saechlich oder Schrecklich?

  • Jjd241 Jjd241 on Dec 11, 2009

    Ich sehe, wir haben herausgefunden, google translate!

  • JuniorMint JuniorMint on Dec 13, 2009

    Soooooooooooo it's preferable to have the tree trunk slam into the windshield, instead of shooting harmlessly over the car? If I'm in a frontal collision, it seems to me the only way the other driver would be at risk is if they're driving some sort of behemoth car monster like a Tahoe, in which case I'm only too happy to level the playing field. If it's another nice socially-responsible little car like mine, it'll go sailing right over them. In all seriousness, how on earth is this even remotely preferable? I don't see how it's preferable to have a piece of wood impact the sheet of glass directly in front of your face, to having a tree go shooting off at what is (statistically speaking) probably not even another car. Besides, you'll note the testing sled's roof rack is welded to the roof - you can't actually expect me to believe your average Yak Rack is going to stay put under those conditions. On behalf of the internet, I pronounce this stupid.