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Have you seen them? China’s floating cars?

They were the subject of a video that went viral last week, which showed several vehicles being yanked into the air by a seemingly-invisible force as they approached an intersection. You can actually see the cars bounce around like rag dolls as nearby pedestrians scramble for cover–one of the vehicles even landed on its side. Check it out for yourself:

A bizarre video that shows moving vehicles on a busy street 'levitate' inexplicably is fast becoming viral in the Internet. The clip, said to be shot in Central China, shows three cars suddenly lift off the road before crashing back down again.First uploaded in LiveLeak dot com yesterday and then in YouTube today, the footage is already seen by hundreds of thousands.

Posted by Gulf-Times on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Pretty wild, right? Well, as you can imagine, the internet came up with all sorts of theories as to what could be behind the strange video, ranging from magnets, to aliens to the possibility that the entire clip could be a hoax.

Well you know what? For once, this isn’t fake. Cars actually took to the air in China, but probably not for the reasons you think.

If you watch the video closely, you’ll notice theres a street sweeper on the right side of the road. A steel cable got stuck and wrapped around its brushes, creating a tripwire for the oncoming traffic. That’s why the car closest to the sweeper kicks up right at the end.

Fortunately, there were no injuries.

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