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Strange News [Oct. 12th, 2005|12:46 pm]
[Current Mood |skidmarked]
[Current Music |Pole Position!]

Sure, there are some big bridges out there, but how many bridges carry a river across a river?1

Do you know any scuba diving rats? Because the underwater cheddar is missing!

But there's still plenty to eat. The world's largest cinnamon roll has been created as part of a charity event.

The 80's: What were we thinking?!? It's TV commercial flashback time, kids. [Caution: loud video link may bust your crank.]

Also, the Smurfs were victims of an air raid recently by UNICEF. Hey, I've got that lame song stuck in my head before and cursed their blue behinds, but really...

Thanks to prguitarman for the commercial link.
Thanks to many friends (wolfstoy most recently) for the Smurfs link.
1 Okay, "canal", technically. Poetic license!

[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2005-10-12 11:23 pm (UTC)
That pole potision commercial is awesome! I had not idea corporate executives drove such crappy cars ;-)
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[User Picture]From: arrowtwolf
2005-10-13 07:10 am (UTC)
Feh, building canals over rivers is old hat! You want something really impressive? In Rochester, NY, they built the Erie Canal over the Genesee River back in the 1800's. But they didn't stop there! When the canal was moved to bypass the city in the 1920's, they built a bridge on TOP of the bridge for the subway to run in the old track bed. Then with the advent of automobiles, they ran a road over the top of the old canal/subway, which is now Broad St. The subway was abandoned in the 1950's, and has been abandoned since. The city now plans to fill in the old aqueduct/tunnel with dirt, though there is a group opposing them. I'm supporting the opposition here. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-10-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
Now that's some cool engineering work! I've always thought bridges were interesting... I hadn't heard of that triple-level bridge, though.
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2005-10-14 02:39 am (UTC)
What a great pointless post! I loved it.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-10-15 05:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! Sometimes I have something meaningful to say; other times, like now, it's just amusing fluff and filler. :>
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