Truckloads of Physics

Ever heard of Stair Dismount? It was a very popular "game" last year, consisting of a full-body simulation of throwing a crash test dummy down the stairs. Well, this year you get to crash a truck with the hapless dummy inside.

Yeah, it's gruesome, I know, but anyone who is into computer simulations (and animation) can appreciate both the technology behind it and the fact that we can actually run this in near-real-time on a modern computer (heck, the first equivalent simulation I saw required a couple of purple SGI "refrigerators" working in tandem...).

But considering we have a culture where things like GTA: Vice City are wildly popular, it's actually pretty tame in comparison...