Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 21

Crashes

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 10, 2008 on The History Channel

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    • In 1955 a racecar in Le Mans, France crashed killing the driver and over 80 spectators. It is racing's deadliest accident.

    • Motorcyclists over 40 represent half of all U.S. riders and also half of all cycle crash fatalities.

    • One of every 1,000 skydivers will die while making a jump.

    • In 1996 an asteroid almost 1/3 of a mile wide passed within 280,000 miles of Earth, the largest observed object to come that close. It was discovered only four days before its close encounter with out planet.

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    • Narrator: 3,000 pounds of racecar our of control, motorcycles crumple in high speed smashups, a woman hits the Earth from over 10,000 feet with a failed parachute. From colliding asteroids to subatomic particles, now, Crashes, on Modern Marvels.

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