Do Cars Really Explode On Impact? – Cinema Science – Brit Lab
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Dr Emily Grossman looks at the science (or not) of why cars in movies always explode on impact or from a bullet to the petrol tank.
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The origin of X-O Manowar from Valiant Comics is epic, heartbreaking, and surprisingly scientifically accurate. An ancient warrior taken prisoner by aliens for what only felt like years to him, while 1600 years pass on Earth. How is that possible??? Well, it’s due to a quirk from special relativity called time dilation. We’re breaking down the time travel science of X-O Manowar today on Comic Misconceptions!
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