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If you read this before you watch the video clip (link is below) you will enjoy the clip more more - so read the info first, and then watch the clip.


And you thought those people that set up roomfuls of dominos to knock over were amazing - ! There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the following clip. Everything you see really happened in real time - exactly as you see it.


The film took 606 takes!! On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again. The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. By the time it was over, they were ready to change professions!


The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete, including full engineering of the sequence. In addition, it's two minutes long, so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in furs for a lifetime - !


Howsomever - It is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in internet history. Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free viewings" (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!) When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation - including the costs.


There are six and only six hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film.


Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and complete Honda Accord) are parts from those two cars.


The voiceover is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real.


Oh, and about those funky windshield wipers - ! On the new Accords, the windshield wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing their thing automatically as soon as they become wet.


Click on the link below - and enjoy!




In case you think it is a fake, see Snopes:



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Thanks Frbrgr - truly wondrous!!




Ok Ok FrBrGr, but explain how wheels can rol UPHILL


Momentum Auzmink! Try it yourself. Put a plank of wood on a slope. Roll a tennis ball towards it. The small amount of energy you applied to the ball to set it rolling will carry it up hill until gravity overcomes the balls momentum and it starts running down hill again.


These tyres only just made it, but set a tyre rolling with a force, and it does have a lot of momentum. I'm sure there are mathematicians on the den, but isnt momentum something to do with the force applied, against the weight of the object to which the force is applied? So the heavier the object, the more mementum it can generate?


Come to think of it - doesnt EVERYTHING have to roll up hill in Oz, just to get up here to the Northern hemisphere?


"I dont know - I only work here"..........Oh no!! I dont even do that!!

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The second link in FrBrGr's post has a lot of info about the commercial. Including this bit:

The sequence where the tyres roll up a slope looks particularly impressive but is very simple. Steiner says that there is a weight [in each] tyre and when the tyre is knocked, the weight is displaced and in an attempt to rebalance itself, the tyre rolls up the slope.
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