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    The Associated Press: Kansas dad manages to lift car off 6-year-old

    It's so nice to read stories like this around the holidays. Or any time I guess.
     
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    It's amazing what the human body can do.
     
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    i wonder if he could do it without a kidlet under the tire.....

    but what is important is he did it.....he didnt just drive off....

    great guy, i wish i could rep him
     
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    He said on TV that he later tried numerous times to duplicate his feat with the same model car. He couldn't budge it.
     
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    Incredible what a little adrenaline can do...
     
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    I think it's a combination of the adrenaline and the car being a bit off balance (not flat) from having the little girl under it. If he tried lifting the car when it was a bit off balance like that, that would be a better personal test for how well his adrenaline helped him.

    Great story. I like that sort of stuff.
     
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    Since the child escaped serious injury, we can logically conclude the car wasn't "off balance."

    And it wouldn't be anyway, since a child's body is not analogous to a curb, a brick, or a steel ramp. Ever see someone trapped under a car? I have. The car is not off balance, it's touching the ground very well thank you -- through the crushed body.

    A child's body wouldn't even overcome the springs and the shocks, much less lift the car off-balance.
     
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    No, I've never seen a car on top of a human, thankfully. If that is the case (that the four tires are still coplanar), then it really is lucky that the kid is OK.
     
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    If she'd really had one of the tires on her, she would not have escaped with minor injuries. It's far more likely she was (luckily) pinned under the ground-effects fairing or the fuel tank. It's a really good thing the driver apparently stopped, for if the child had gotten under the frame that's usually just as bad as a tire.
     
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    That would depend on where she lay.
     

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