We love crash test videos because there's nothing quite like a 35 mph collision between a two-ton automobile and a cement barrier done in the name of science and safety. When we watch the slow-motion footage we marvel at the twisting metal and the busted glass, but unless the crash test dummy's head falls off, we rarely give the anthropomorphic stiff the time of day.
That may change after watching the two-minute video after the jump that explains the work that goes into making a General Motors' test dummies. The video tells us that each unit can have 50 to 100 information channels and a data collection box that is about as big as a Blackberry. The video also details why the dummies wear clothes and why those duds are pink. Hint: it has nothing to do with fashion.