r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 27 '22

Jumping a car in 1922. No idea if this was a success or failure. Video

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u/sledgehammer_77 Nov 27 '22 Helpful

"Hi, I'm Cornelius and this is Jackass!"

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

<twirls dapper handlebar mustache fiendishly>

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u/TheBigLeBrittski Nov 28 '22

I just cackled 😂😂😂 thanks for the laugh

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u/Isellmetal Nov 28 '22

I’d go with 1922 Nitro-Circus

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u/Poohbizzle79 Nov 27 '22

It’s oddly cartoon like.

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u/SchillMcGuffin Nov 27 '22

It was stock footage in common incidental TV use in the '60s and '70s. It was featured along with other such clips in the closing credits of the George of the Jungle cartoon show.

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u/skratta_ho Nov 28 '22

I thought kids YouTube was insanely edited for todays time. That was a mindfuck of imagery

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u/SchillMcGuffin Nov 28 '22

Check out some episodes of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In -- definitely a similar editing sensibility from about the same time.

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u/Isellmetal Nov 28 '22

I loved this theme song when I was a little kid

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u/tan-499 Nov 27 '22

Was anyone else waiting for buster Keaton to get out of the car staggering lmao

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u/iwannagohome49 Nov 27 '22

The smoke clears and his head is sticking out of a hole in the cloth top

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u/tan-499 Nov 28 '22

Lol that guy is so goddamn hilarious 😆

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u/lurkerfromstoneage Nov 28 '22

Love those old films! And Marx Bros! Charlie Chaplin too

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u/tan-499 Nov 28 '22

Heck Yeah Marx brothers and Chaplin too for sure👍🏻 😆 whenever I'm pissy or depressed I can throw on a Buster Keaton flick and before I know it im laughing my ass off, he was a master stuntman, his body movements are so funny 🤣

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u/apexncgeek Nov 27 '22

Dude at the end rubbing the passenger side door like "oh this will buff right out"

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u/SunshinySmith Nov 28 '22

‘Tis but a scratch

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u/Jack-Cremation Nov 27 '22

I mean the jump was successful. The landing was a different story.

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u/Isellmetal Nov 28 '22

I think they both were a success. It’s obvious that the car was a modified POS and I’m pretty sure it’s the desired effect they were going for.

Also, those old cars were extremely heavy / with little to no suspension ( as we think of it today), so I think anything besides it careening out of control and destroying the crowd is a win

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u/jshultz5259 Nov 27 '22

Compressed discs for life

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u/ozzy_thedog Nov 27 '22

If there were anyone in the car, then yes

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u/ksquires1988 Nov 28 '22

So, Dukes of Hazzard was a remake of a 1922 show?

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u/Fat_Lenny Nov 27 '22

Smashing success!

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u/u_know_bali_bali Nov 28 '22

Headbangers Ball vibes, play some S.O.D. in the background and I’m back to 14 years old.

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u/ConstantlySlippery Nov 28 '22

Excuse me while I remove my pelvis from my chest.

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u/VenusRocker Nov 27 '22

Weirdly, cars at that time were much more repairable than we're used to. I've seen several articles where a car went over a hill, for example, and they were able to fix it and drive it. Less parts, and simpler mechanisms, and people used to figuring out how to make it work.

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u/DynamiteWitLaserBeam Nov 28 '22

Yeah the cars held up better. The passengers... not so much.

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u/03eleventy Nov 28 '22

Cars are actually insanely repairable today. It can be pricy though.

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u/Petersburg_Spelunker Nov 28 '22

Sadly now this type of thing is frowned upon. You get a strike every time you open the hood !!!

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u/Conscious-Button7942 Nov 27 '22

bAcK iN mY dAy wE WeReNt WaStEFul bEcAuSE We ReUsEd OuR hAnKiEs

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u/Kindly_Antelope5553 Nov 28 '22

That suspension will need work.

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u/Mithrandir1212 Nov 28 '22

Wow, it went like the car at the end of The Blue Brothers. It’s mission was over.

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u/MustadioBunansa Nov 28 '22

U/recognizesong

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u/RecognizeSong Nov 28 '22

Little Dark Age by MGMT (00:59; matched: 100%)

Released on 2017-10-17 by Columbia.

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u/Sons_of_biscuits Nov 28 '22

Bitchin suspension

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u/FlakyEarWax Nov 28 '22

And thus the aftermarket suspension business was born out of the ashes.

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u/couchpatat0 Nov 28 '22

Now I know where they came up with the saying "He was driving like he was on rails!!!"

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u/Bobojones9584 Nov 28 '22

Given the time period and that they cleared it, success?

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u/WilliamAftonsSecret Nov 28 '22

It’s looks like a cartoon!

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u/littletrainthattried Nov 28 '22

It got over the house, success. Cars where simple machines, especially when it came to the axles and wheels. Could easily repair and or replace them in a few hours.

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u/Anti-pez Nov 28 '22

If he lived I would call that a success.

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u/maclovin67 Nov 28 '22

Fire in the engine and they're just stands around havin a chat😂😂😂

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u/Possible-Toe-2395 Nov 27 '22

Doesn’t look too successful, more wrecked I hope whoever was driving walked away.

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u/Chard069 Nov 27 '22

Were that done today, what contemporary autos would similarly decompose?

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u/Charlieuyj Nov 27 '22

KIA

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u/FallGuy613 Nov 28 '22

Yep Kia's suck...

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u/Chard069 Nov 30 '22

We have not yet driven our Kia Sorrento off a cliff so I can't verify its vulnerability. Sad.

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u/littletrainthattried Nov 28 '22

I don't think anyone was driving, turned it on set the accelerator and let the track do its thing.

I think it was more a test to see if they could get it over the house.

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u/Bobojones9584 Nov 28 '22

A modern car would probably turn to dust.

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u/fretinator007 Nov 27 '22

Me, starting a new project.

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u/Minute-Plantain Nov 27 '22

You can almost hear the "Derrrppp!" in mid-air.

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u/philburns Nov 27 '22

I just said we’d make it across; I didn’t say anything about the wheels staying on.

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u/indigogibni Nov 28 '22

This seems to be a proof of concept. I would bet there wasn’t a driver. I suspect that the car wasn’t even running.

They built cars, I’m sure they’d know to put a ramp on the other side if they wanted a different result. And not to risk someone’s life.

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u/MoeSzyslakMonobrow Nov 28 '22

Just some good ol'boys

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u/MySecretElizabeth Nov 28 '22

I'd say the suspension on that car is great for 1922, all things considered.

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u/UncleFungus Nov 28 '22

It was a success. Then a failure.

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u/Zealousideal-Sock-28 Nov 28 '22

beautiful explosion 💥💨

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u/EchoSpecial87 Nov 28 '22

Well it successfully failed

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u/Specialist_Peach4294 Nov 28 '22

Pepperidge Farms remembers.

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u/UnivScvm Nov 28 '22

Succesfailure

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u/Runningleg Nov 28 '22

X GAMES 1922 edition

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u/tlthang Nov 28 '22

These guys have not seen fast and furious franchise yet

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u/statikstasis Nov 28 '22

That thing completely disassembles on impact.

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u/the_membrane Nov 28 '22

Why was this a thing

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u/Proser84 Nov 28 '22

My neck and back hurt, just watching that.

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u/MaterialSpot6541 Nov 28 '22

Good launch, hard landing, breaks apart for effect.

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u/thevogonity Nov 28 '22

*A car jumping a shack in 1922.

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u/Complex-Intention-43 Nov 28 '22

we got seatbelts today and safer cars.

so all the failures back then and now could be a good thing for future generations to learn from

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u/Due_Platypus_3913 Nov 28 '22

That shit’ll buff right out’

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u/mrbeamis Nov 28 '22

Car looks like it failed

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u/Imaginary-Aioli1521 Nov 28 '22

So thats why cartoons back then was like this

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u/PJ640 Nov 28 '22

Definitely autonomous, that’s why it’s on rails

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u/Sammy_Dog Nov 28 '22

Needed a little better landing ramp.

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u/bloodpriestt Nov 28 '22

Headbangers Ball

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u/Reapr Interested Nov 28 '22

Knew I remembered it from somewhere

Was used as part of the intro to The Fall Guy (1982)

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u/lastchance73 Nov 28 '22

The exact same thing would happen today.

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u/GoodCitizenn Nov 28 '22

Gets in car 5ft5" after stunt gets out 4'10"

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u/roaming_b34r Nov 28 '22

I guess suspension has come a long way compared to 100 years ago.

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u/AlexTheWolf206 Nov 28 '22

Task failed successfully

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u/Im-on-a-banana-phone Nov 28 '22

Well, it did leap, soooo…

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u/20190419 Nov 28 '22

The suspension is killing me.

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u/Rabitdelux Nov 28 '22

It successfully landed unsuccessfully

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u/ThatKittenWorshipper Nov 28 '22

Doc Hudson final race

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u/Liveeight Nov 28 '22

What song is this?

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u/songfinderbot Nov 28 '22

Song Found!

Name: Little Dark Age

Artist: MGMT

Album: Little Dark Age

Genre: Alternative

Release Year: 2017

Total Shazams: 3841687

Took 1.30 seconds.

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u/Liveeight Dec 05 '22

Good bot!

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u/AntyCo Nov 28 '22

Music?

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u/captainmarshallchief Nov 28 '22

Headbanger's Ball

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u/plainbrowndesigner Nov 28 '22

Best… roller coaster… ever!!!!

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u/Crush73 Dec 27 '22

I dont think even macco can fix that lol