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I think I may have posted this before, can't remember. Anyhoo, I'm sure some of you have seen this before. It's a very famous commercial Honda made for Europe in 2003. There is no computer graphics manipulation, confirmed by snopes.com, yet many people still think it's fake. I'll let some of the physics minds on here have some fun with it. I, for one, can watch it over and over. Second link is a mini-documentary on what it took to make it. Enjoy.

 

 

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For the wheels on the ramp, my guess is they used balancing weights at the top point of the resting tires. Give the wheel a nudge, the weight will fall forward, and the force of gravity is enough to "drive" the wheel the short distance up the ramp, where it nudges the next one.

 

EDIT: I looked up the snopes.com article on the ad, and they used weights:

For example, the sequence where the tyres roll up a slope looks particularly impressive but is very simple. Steiner says that there is a weight at the bottom of the 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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For the wheels on the ramp, my guess is they used balancing weights at the top point of the resting tires. Give the wheel a nudge, the weight will fall forward, and the force of gravity is enough to "drive" the wheel the short distance up the ramp, where it nudges the next one.

 

ding ding ding!! We have a winner! It's called physics. :thumbsup:

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