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Yep. I had to click the annotation to see what was on fire...

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I guess my initial response is why the hell did they make cars that obviously don't go under most overpasses?

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Tomahawk wrote:

I guess my initial response is why the hell did they make cars that obviously don't go under most overpasses?

Oh, it's not most. It's hilarious because this one overpass is like 100 years old and a lot lower than minimum guidelines would allow these days, but it's too expensive to change the road, so they just put the signs up and tell trucks not to go under it. But it's still tall enough that a lot of people ignore the signs and think they can make it through with their smaller trucks, or just ignore the signs and go through anyways.

There's a whole website about that one overpass: http://11foot8.com/faq/

EDIT: I think the standard height for modern overpass's is 17 feet according to the google machine.

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Uh oh. I've started to notice low bridge videos in my Youtube recommended videos feed. I hope this isn't another 'Cars with Ship Horns Vs Ship with Horn' debacle.

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I don't know, I mean... If I were driving a truck, my number one concern would probably be if it fits bridges I pass. Aren't the drivers simply a bit careless and/or drunk and/or dumb?

PS: I still feel genuine empathy for the following minutes when the driver has to get out of their truck and witness their error in front of everyone around. Makes me wince.

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Many of the trucks are rentals - people who are not used to having to check, then rent a Uhaul to move to anothert house or something.

Many others are just stubborn, or not paying attention. Standard tractor trailer height is 13'6", so low bridges might be marked for 14', 13', 12'6". Someone who's 12" and fits places a full tractor trailer can't won't pay attention to the numbers.

They SHOULD pay attention to the multiple signs and FLASHING LIGHTS at that intersection that turn on when you're overheight, but still. That's when you look at general idiocy, and the fact that it's a high traffic area so even one out of, eh, a thousand is plenty of content.

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All of the Enterprise trucks you see in the video are rented by the day.

https://blog.upack.com/sites/default/files/img/blog/enterprise-truck-rental.png

Teague Chrystie

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The shot at :23 is FUCKING GORGEOUS and UTTERLY. TERRIFYING.

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Nothing like firing two fire extinguishers directly into your audience in the name of science.

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I just love watching Moose being unstoppable forces of pure muscle.

EDIT: Apparently neither [ img ] or [ video ] works with mp4 gifs... soooo link... https://i.imgur.com/KBc4l7A.mp4

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This video is an older one but I think about it quite often.

There are trains with plows to clear tracks that are awe-inspiring in their power. But the only reason we have them is that a moose can't be bothered to clear tracks for us (and in fact considers such paths to be optional in the first place).

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Oh yeah, the video was just so this technically qualified to post in the Cool Videos thread since I couldn't be bothered to find the photos thread tongue

The snow plow one is my go-to for anyone that's like "A moose is just like a big deer right? Big woop."

But watching a Moose just run through a couple feet of water like it's nothing is also a new solid contender.

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Yeah, definitely. I was firmly in "moose is big deer" camp until I saw that video.

I have, I believe, never seen a moose in person.

Yet.

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Boter wrote:

I have, I believe, never seen a moose in person.

Yet.

Well, I am 6' 4", and I have to look up to look a moose in the eyes... so you know, adjust accordingly and you'll have an idea.

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Yup. I too have been underestimating our moose overlords...

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I love how they cuss in English. (1:49.)

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Owen_Ward wrote:

Yup. I too have been underestimating our moose overlords...

Moose are one of the few animals I've ever been in the presence of that legitimately feel prehistoric; in that everything back then was just a little bit too big and a little too strong and was just that much deadlier than their descendants. Moose are just pure muscle and fuck-you-up-itude.

I love them so much.


From a very very safe distance.

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Yeah, definitely wouldn't respond as nicely as other Canadian megafauna.

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I have to share this, if only for my sanity. You stumble across a Nyango Star only once and then Youtube is all Nyango Star. I'm not complaining. I just can't dig myself out of this hole.

https://youtu.be/ouoBPgMqaYE?list=RDimV … &t=101

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I...
what?
whAT?
WHAT?
This is a wow. Nyango Star goes hard. And now I am in the hole with you.

If it's not about musicals, I probably don't know what I'm talking about.

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Boter, that might be the most Canadian thing I've ever seen. I'm reminded of a conversation I had with an Australian. The topic of his countries deadly wildlife came up, and his opinion was that North America's wildlife was way scarier. It came down to this: "Yeah, a funnel web can kill me, but I can also kill a funnel web. There's no chance in hell I'm ever winning a fight with a bear or a moose, and if I do get away they don't make an antivenom for 'mauled to death.'"

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Speaking of the most Canadian thing you've ever seen...

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Aww.

Aww.

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My favorite bit is when one of the guys goes "Just look how small he is!" "Yeah he's just a little guy."

*BDA looks at the moose.... looks at the guy.... looks at the Moose again*

YEP. /MOOSE/

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Baby Moose doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Hurroo

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