Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hello, I'm Gav. - I'm Dan. Welcome to the "The Super Slow Show." Dan, are you aware of a website called 11foot8.com? It's about this bridge in North Carolina, exactly 11 foot 8 inches of clearance. - Who'da thought? - For some reason, people keep crashing moving trucks into it, so frequently that a guy has set up two cameras permanently recording this bridge. ( tires screech ) ( tires screech ) Today we're going to recreate that experiment. - We have our own moving truck. - Excellent name. ( theme music playing ) Well, not a great name for a moving company, though, especially if they charge by the hour. - Well, you'd make a lot of money. - You would. Yeah, I'm kind of nervous about driving a truck into a bridge. And you don't drive at all. This is true. Which is why we've got our very own stunt driver, Kyle. Afternoon, Kyle the stunt driver. - Good afternoon. - How's it going? This is our bridge. It's not actually a bridge. Dan: Yeah, it's also not 11' 8". But it will be solid impact for a truck. I should think so, which I why I'm scared of it. Have you done anything like this before, like running into a bridge? You know, thankfully, I've never run into a bridge before. - No? - No. You nervous about it? No, not too really. I'm definitely interested to find out what happens. It's kind of scary because a lot of the trucks just stop dead. It's like actually crashing into a wall almost. - Yeah, it's interesting. - Are you prepared for a sudden impact just in case it doesn't tear the top off? Yeah, yeah, I've got a five-point harness system in there. I should be good to go, even coming from a 35-mile-an hour truck, coming to a dead stop, I think. Is that how fast you're going? Yeah, 30, 35. I still wouldn't want to be doing this myself. I'm so glad that we've got you to do this instead. Hopefully it just peels the lid right off. That's the effect we want. - Kyle: That's the plan. - Yeah. All right, well, from this point on the video's in your hands. Yeah, I guess we're just gonna radio and just go, "Go!" - And then that's it for us. - That's it, yeah. - It's all on you. - Great. Good luck, Kyle. Thank you. - Dan: Cool. - Gav: Let's get to safety. See you guys on the other side. We're going to record this at a thousand frames a second, in 4K, one camera looking down, one looking right at the point of impact. - Are you ready? - I'm ready. - Let's hope Kyle's ready. - Okay. Kyle, go, go, go! Gav ( laughing ): It's so scary to look at. Dan: Oh, I can't wait already. Oh, he's bookin' it. He really is. He's really going for it. ( together ) Ooh! ( laughing ) Oh! Dan: Damn! It completely split. Look, it's literally like the top of a can. Isn't it? It ripped the top off and then snapped the back. Dan: It's completely wrinkled. Oh, man. I didn't realize they made convertible trucks. Properly, like, accordioned it. It's actually, I think, - got inside the container. - Oh. Oh, look at the truck. Here it comes. That's fully opened up. - Gav: Well done. - Dan: How was that? Well, I felt a bit of a bump. - You did? - Is that it? Just a bit of a bump? Just a bit of an "unh." And look what you've done. Well, there's your problem. Your roof's up there. Gav: Can you see that it's actually embedded itself in the shipping container material? Yeah, I might've-- might've drifted up towards 40 right before I hit it. You weren't messing around. You were like, wow. Lead foot, I guess. Why don't we go and see what the hell just happened? - In slow mo. - Yeah, that'd be great. Oh, there's the shadow. ( all laughing ) Gav: It's just driving into itself. It's folding itself up. Dan: It's, like, using it up, isn't it? That bar didn't actually crumple. - Kyle: No. - Gav: That bar went all the way in that top part. Oh, now you're just dragging the... ( laughing ) Dan: I feel like it's not so much-- 'cause it's only 8'6". It's not so much shaved the top off as decapitated it completely. What you've done there, you've made very hard metal look like cloth. It's amazing what high speeds will do to hard materials. You know, just out for a Sunday drive. Nothing out of the normal. Oh, the ripple through that. That's wicked. It's like that scene in "Willy Wonka" where it goes in dirty and comes out clean except this comes out without a roof. Dan: Now it's just convertible. It's just gone. Gav: That is amazing. Kyle: Now it's more of a flatbed truck. Gav: Yeah. Still functional. Still runs. ( laughing ) Did you see the text on the side? Dan: Oh, it's just squashed completely. so it says "Mo-ers" instead. That is absolutely crumpled. Kyle: Yeah, the accordion effect's amazing. It's like a cartoon. It was just like a cartoon crash. - Just, like, perfect folds. - Yeah. I want to see the other side of the container because that bar went in so deep. - Yeah. - Should we go check it out? - Yeah. - Yeah. Oh! What? It came fully out the other side. Dan: That's so abstract. Gav: So it looks like it's bonked that side. It actually pierced this side. - Dan: Oh, yeah. - Kyle: Just punched straight through. - Huh. - Huh. - Um. - Great. - Do you wanna do it again? - Yeah. Yep. All right. So, second attempt. I wonder if he's going to make it through the exact same holes as last time. That'll be damn impressive. Do you think he could go? I'm not even sure this truck's the same width. All right, we'll see. Yeah. All right, okay, you ready? - I'm ready. - Okay. All right, Kyle, we're ready for you. Go! Go! Go! Gav: This one sounds a little bit more rickety. Dan: It does, doesn't it? - Getting up to some serious speed now. - Really is. Good night! - Oh! - Oh! What was that? It has gone through the same holes! - ( Gav laughs ) - I knew it! It literally did exactly what you said. - I called it. - And that one exploded. Was that a real moving truck? Was there stuff in it? That one was insolated. - That was a refrigeration truck. - Oh... I wondered whether you'd be able to get it through the exact same holes as you did last time. You're that good that you nailed it perfectly. So this one was insulated. Yeah, I think they turned this one into a refrigerated box truck.