— -- What he lacks in looks, he makes up for in evolutionary prowess. Meet Graham, the "only person designed to survive" a car crash.
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) of Victoria, Australia, spearheaded Graham's creation. An artist collaborated with a trauma surgeon and a crash investigation expert to create "an interactive lifelike sculpture ... designed with bodily features that might be present in humans if they had evolved to withstand the forces involved in crashes," according to a news release. Developed about a year ago, Graham is made of silicon but with real human hair. He took six months to build.
Among the features are an enlarged skull, a flat fatty face, and a rib cage replete with "sacks" to function like an airbag.
TAC officials hope Graham will help people understand the importance of designing safer roadways.
"Cars have evolved a lot faster than humans and Graham helps us understand why we need to improve every aspect of our roads system to protect ourselves from our own mistakes,” TAC chief executive Joe Calafiore said in a statement.