This is so WEIRD!!
We are big Top Gear fans at our house.
Not too long ago we watched an episode with this segment in it:
Something about the way they filmed it made me think it was a trick.
Tonight we watched another episode filmed after the one above. People were writing in with possible explanations for the bizarre phenomenon.
That did it. We had to go outside and try it.
Mr. H got the remote for the Speed 3 and the entire family went out into the yard. He found the distance where the signal was apparently out of range. Several tries and nothing. He held it to his head and it worked! Then he moved about half that distance again away and held it to his head: it STILL worked! He took off to the edge of the road, which was about twice the initial out-of-range distance, held the remote to his head and IT STILL WORKED!!
I dare you....