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Breaking Point

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Everyday objects are engineered to be safe, but everything has a breaking point. In this fascinating series, the ‘Breaking Point’ team, led by a theoretical engineer and a hands-on mechanic, is on a mission to push a variety of objects to their absolute limit. By subjecting items such as an armoured truck and a house to a barrage of attacks, the team attempts to identify exactly what combination of events, in what precise order, would cause catastrophic failure. Revealing extraordinary facts about the engineering of safety features, the team use the results of their extreme experiments to identify weaknesses in their test subjects, enabling them to develop improvements.