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Hot Wheels

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Submitted By:tangled_brain
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Hot Wheels has finally come out with a car of Men In Black-like gravity-defying abilities!

These cars are of similar size, weight, and speed capabilities to the mass-produced plastic toys kids have loved since 1968, but have one crucial difference in design that allow them to zip past upside-down on the ceiling or cruise by on the wall! What is this difference, and how in the world can it let you drive a toy car upside-down?

Answer:

The difference is a fan set in the center of the car! Think of it as a reverse-hovercar. The fan pushes air under the car up, sucking the car down, creating extra down-force, no matter the orientation! Numbers have been tossed around about F-1s and other high-speed cars producing enough down force at high speeds to drive upside-down, but not surprisingly, it has never been attempted.

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