Parts of Texas are currently experiencing record-breaking levels of flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey. One of the people who died as a result was reportedly trying to drive her car through a flooded area. The car stalled, the woman became trapped inside as the car filled with water and she subsequently drowned.
It would seem common sense that one oughtn't drive an automobile through a heavily flooded area. But did you know that driving your car through as little as six inches of water can lead to your engine throwing a connecting rod? Here mechanic Scotty Kilmer explains and demonstrates why: