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Crash test dummies getting heavier to keep up with American waistline

The crash test dummy was designed nearly 50 years ago, when the average American man stood 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 170 pounds. But as Americans have expanded, crash test dummies will, too, to ensure that cars are safe for the modern age. Kris Van Cleave has more.
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