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    Department of "Huh?"

    A thread for the weird things we find out there (... in here?)

    An expen$ive Italian sports car hits 192 mph ... with a driver who's blind?

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    That MIGHT work at the Bonneville Salt lFlats..........
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    To me, the fact that there is such a category as "blind speed record" is scarier than the actual attempt.
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    Well, they did just run a segment on "Mythbusters" where they proved that a blind person could drive a car with careful coaching from a sighted person.
    And I remember a TV commercial filmed back in the 80's on the Bonneville Salt Flats, where singer Ray Charles drove a Rolls-Royce convertible across the desert by himself (I assume he received instructions by radio via an earbug he wore on the side of his head facing away from the camera for that stunt).
    So, as unusual as this is, it's not something entirely new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    A thread for the weird things we find out there (... in here?)
    Well, here's one for you:
    Just now, I opened a bottle of Snapple iced tea to drink while posting. I took a look at the "Real Facts" (interesting bits of trivia) printed on the inside of the bottle cap; and by coincidence it's exactly the same as the previous one I opened tonight at dinner. The "Real Fact" that was duplicated? It's number 66: "Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day." I remember it because I commented on it to my brother while we ate.
    Two identical bottle caps in a row - what are the odds of that happening again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    A thread for the weird things we find out there (... in here?)

    An expen$ive Italian sports car hits 192 mph ... with a driver who's blind?

    That would explain Maryland drivers.....
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    Here's a weird one for you:
    Yesterday in the mail, I got a letter. As soon as I saw the return address, I recognized it as being from the VW dealer I bought my Passat from, whom I no longer take the car to for service (I wasn't happy with the folks who ran their service department). I thought it was just another advertising circular, and was all set to just throw the letter away. But when I opened the letter and read the enclosed card, I found out that that VW dealer had been bought out by the dealership that is servicing my car!
    I couldn't help but reflect on what a nice little irony that was....

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    Rapunzel wanna-be:
    MIAMI - Asha Mandela has hair that could rival that of the title character in the German fairy tale Rapunzel.

    The South Florida woman who started growing her hair 20 years ago now has locks a lot longer than she is tall.

    Mandela has submitted her hair, which measures 8 feet 9 inches long, to the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Dreadlocks, the first entry in a new category.

    It takes one bottle of shampoo and one bottle of conditioner every time she washes her hair, which sometimes takes days to fully dry.

    The 46-year-old Mandela says she used to wash it three times a week, but is now down to once a week.

    She calls the process "very tiring" and says sometimes she just doesn't have the energy. --cbc.ca
    If it's "very tiring" why the heck doesn't she cut it?
    Why is everyone who drives slower than me an idiot, and everyone who drives faster a maniac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck31003 View Post
    Rapunzel wanna-be:
    MIAMI - Asha Mandela has hair that could rival that of the title character in the German fairy tale Rapunzel.

    The South Florida woman who started growing her hair 20 years ago now has locks a lot longer than she is tall.

    Mandela has submitted her hair, which measures 8 feet 9 inches long, to the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Dreadlocks, the first entry in a new category.

    It takes one bottle of shampoo and one bottle of conditioner every time she washes her hair, which sometimes takes days to fully dry.

    The 46-year-old Mandela says she used to wash it three times a week, but is now down to once a week.

    She calls the process "very tiring" and says sometimes she just doesn't have the energy. --cbc.ca
    If it's "very tiring" why the heck doesn't she cut it?
    You can bet she doesn't go outdoors on windy days! :P

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    Want weed with that taco?

    Some people only find a fly in their soup....

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. - A Colorado couple found an unusual topping on their order of tacos: a small bag of marijuana.

    They discovered the drugs with their order from a Del Taco restaurant and called police.

    Twenty-six-year-old Dennis Klermund, who police say waited on the husband when he picked up food on October 16, faces charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Klermund initially denied any knowledge but admitted the bag was meant for a friend after a search dog found more marijuana in a locker.

    Klermund no longer works at the restaurant.

    A message left for Klermund was not returned. --cbc.ca
    Why is everyone who drives slower than me an idiot, and everyone who drives faster a maniac?

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