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Big Bump in Minnesota Highway Makes Best Stunt Jump Ever

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Minnesota Highway Asphalt Buckle

A large buckle in the asphalt of a highway in Minnesota sent cars flying earlier this week

Minnesota reached temperatures in the 90s earlier this week, causing a large buckle in part of Highway 36 near Little Canada

How was this buckle formed? Because science.

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Well, physics to be more exact. Heat causes materials to expand. Asphalt is a material. Therefore, the asphalt expands as the temperature rises, causing the joints in the road to press against each other until what might possibly be the best ski jump ever forms, wreaking mayhem on unsuspecting Minnesotans.

Talk about a pain in the asphalt.

Ha. Get it? Gosh, I’m so punny.

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Really though, despite the fact that going over this buckle looks like it would be loads of fun, the likelihood of it ruining your suspension—not to mention being a bit on the unsafe side—is rather high.

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Thanks to some traffic cameras in the area, the world now has six minutes of footage featuring cars going over this huge buckle. A few seemed motorists realize what was going on and managed to slow down to a crawl or switch lanes to avoid the bump. There are still a few unsuspecting—or just those with dare devil hearts—that manage to take the big buckle with some sweet speed.

If you’re interested in seeing which cars get the best hang time, have no fear. You can check out the video below.

VIDEO: See A Buckle in A Highway Sends Cars Flying

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A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.