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If you've seen this before...sorry. I just think it's cool.



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wait a minute....how the hell did they make all three tires roll up that ramp? I mean, I'm a certified card-carrying partial idiot, but even I know tires won't roll up hill!!!

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wait a minute....how the hell did they make all three tires roll up that ramp? I mean, I'm a certified card-carrying partial idiot, but even I know tires won't roll up hill!!!

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It was probably due to the rotation of the earth.



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post #4 of 6 Old 04-27-2008, 08:09 AM
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We have got a place in Australia called Magnetic Hill. When I went there in my large and heavy four wheel drive I could not believe it.

You drove to the bottom of the hill, released the brakes an you started to move right back up the hill again. Apparently, the heavier the car, the more realistic it became.

I did it a few times but when i did it in reverse it was the most scariest.

Strangely, it is not a commercial site, it is on a country road with a fading sign
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Actually the wheels were weighted off center so that they would roll uphill until the weight reaches the bottom. If you watch carefully you will see that they all stop after about 1/3 rotation. This "Rube Goldberg" took hundreds of takes to get everything to work correctly. The final product that you viewed was one continuous filming with no breaks or editing.

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