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  1. The crash test dummies one makes great sense. It’s a low-speed impact that would not throw them around or cause much damage at all. That certainly does sound like a vacation. A cruise that goes without any disaster at all seems it would be even better, though.

  2. “The crash test dummies one makes great sense. It’s a low-speed impact that would not throw them around or cause much damage at all.”

    They could have a collision like the Costa Concordia experienced. Not sure it would be that relaxing.

  3. I recall an analysis that concluded that Capt. Smith might have done better to change course directly toward the iceberg, rather than veering away from it. A frontal collision would have destroyed the bow and caused many casualties, but rupturing one or two of the ship’s holds would have been better than cutting slits in five of them.

  4. How well can crash test dummies tread water?

    Now I’ve got a Crash Test Dummies song running through my mind.

    Mmm mmm mmm mmm…

  5. @ Grawlix: Considering that they tend to be stuffed with instruments and weigh the same as a person, I’d guess they don’t float well. You can learn way more than you ever thought you wanted to know about them, though.

  6. SingaporeBill: Since they’re about the same size as a person, if they also weigh the same as a person, I’d think they’d float about as well as a person.

  7. @ WW: They have no lungs with residual air in them, no body fat, and no gas from decomposition trapped internally. Less likely to float, I’d guess. Heck, people don’t even float all that well.

  8. Telekinsis and Telekenephews reminded me of the old joke – A fellow tells his friend that his sister just had twin babies – a boy and a girl – and in his family the uncle gets to name the children. “What did you name the girl?” “Denise” “And the boy? “Denephew.” (Sure most of you had heard it before and it works better if heard than when written.)

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