Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

Holy schnikies that’s a drainage problem.

August 28, 2008

You’re out for a drive on the freeway, a bit of a storm kicks up, not too bad, when suddenly you’re driving into a geyser. Be sure to watch the whole thing as just when you think it can’t get worse…..

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China uses an effective speed bump to slow down traffic *coughs*people trying to defect*coughs*

August 27, 2008

Authorities in the ShanXi province of China apparently had enough of speeders.  So, they erected these 100 ft. long sections of concrete.  Standing 2 ft. high, they’re curved to maintain a constant slow speed.  Why is it when I look at them all I think of is how fast could I drive a car through there and end up on the other side in relatively good shape?  Also, it’s not my car.

Via Geekologie

Iraq traffic circle

June 18, 2008

Your commute to work was probably a bit smoother.

Get high on Jesus-I don’t think this is what they meant by “rock” of salvation.

June 1, 2008

(image from Viewimages.com)

Mexico drug smugglers make Jesus statue of cocaine

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. customs officials have seized a statue of Jesus Christ made from plaster mixed with cocaine — the latest sophisticated attempt to smuggle drugs from Mexico.

Sniffer dogs at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, alerted officials to the smell of narcotics in the 6.6 pound (3 kilo) statue, which was in the trunk of a car being driven by a Mexican woman into the United States last week.

“The statue tested positive for cocaine,” Nancy Herrera, an official at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas said on Friday.

U.S. border police arrested a 61-year-old Mexican man accused of offering the woman $80 to carry the statue to the bus station in downtown Laredo.

The woman escaped back to Mexico, Herrera said.

Tighter U.S. security and Mexico’s deployment of thousands of soldiers along the border are pushing smugglers to try increasingly sophisticated techniques like hiding drugs in sealed beer cans, U.S. officials say.

The average price of a gram of pure cocaine in the United States is around $130, according to U.S. government data.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott) Original article