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Does the Trump bowling test actually exist? This story's right up Jeanne Moos' alley.    Trump Bowling Test  This is a riot. President Trump brought up the "bowling ball test" at his fundraiser...referring to Japan stopping U.S. car imports by having a super hard-to-pass test where they drop a bowling ball on the hood of a car from 20 feet. If the hood dents, the car fails, said Trump.   To which the Washington Post said "It was unclear what he was talking about."   Internet hilarity ensued (see below) with all kinds of mockery and references to Trump having gotten the idea from watching a Letterman segment (which we'll show) involving dropping bowling balls off the roof onto a car below. We have a bunch of funny videos showing bowling balls being dropped on things like iPhones. But it turns out there IS a sort of bowling ball car safety test and we have Japanese videos to demonstrate it. To reduce injury to pedestrians who get struck by cars and then hit their heads on the hood, the hood must absorb impact. To test this, there is or was a ball drop test. It looks just like a bowling ball being dropped. So this may have been where Trump got the idea. We weren't able to drop any balls ourselves. But we did manage to take a big chunk out of a hallway wall by bowling a little too strenuously in a standup.
Does the Trump bowling test actually exist? This story's right up Jeanne Moos' alley.    Trump Bowling Test  This is a riot. President Trump brought up the "bowling ball test" at his fundraiser...referring to Japan stopping U.S. car imports by having a super hard-to-pass test where they drop a bowling ball on the hood of a car from 20 feet. If the hood dents, the car fails, said Trump.   To which the Washington Post said "It was unclear what he was talking about."   Internet hilarity ensued (see below) with all kinds of mockery and references to Trump having gotten the idea from watching a Letterman segment (which we'll show) involving dropping bowling balls off the roof onto a car below. We have a bunch of funny videos showing bowling balls being dropped on things like iPhones. But it turns out there IS a sort of bowling ball car safety test and we have Japanese videos to demonstrate it. To reduce injury to pedestrians who get struck by cars and then hit their heads on the hood, the hood must absorb impact. To test this, there is or was a ball drop test. It looks just like a bowling ball being dropped. So this may have been where Trump got the idea. We weren't able to drop any balls ourselves. But we did manage to take a big chunk out of a hallway wall by bowling a little too strenuously in a standup.

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Trump uses 'bowling ball test' for odd point

President Donald Trump accused Japan of using a "bowling ball test" to cheat US auto companies out of selling cars to Japanese consumers. CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at how social media reacted.

Trump uses 'bowling ball test' for odd point

President Donald Trump accused Japan of using a "bowling ball test" to cheat US auto companies out of selling cars to Japanese consumers. CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at how social media reacted.