We think that we would like being an IIHS crash-test worker if the institute's name didn't have "Insurance" in the name. That stuff gives us the jibblies. But we like breaking things (cars, hearts, Tom Petty and Johnny Thunders records, etc.), and with all the new models to be tested every year, there's a lot to break. Slate's Daniel Engber's got the skinny on just what goes into crashing cars for your (and the insurance industry's) protection.

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Baby, You Can Crash My Car [Slate]

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