Firefighters Lift Entire Car Using Nothing But Water

Screencap via Fire Motor

Usually firefighters are sent to rescue things from tall heights, not put them there themselves. Behold! One flying Trabant.

Here we see fire crews demonstrating the power of their fire hoses by lifting an entire car (well, okay, a Trabant) into the air using nothing but the fire hoses’ fast streams of water.

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Sure, a Trabant may be an absurdly light car made out of cotton-based composite, but it’s still an impressive feat to see it hold together in one neatly hovering mass. It looked a bit iffy there for a second!

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