View Full Version : Did someone move the Pacific Ocean?
March 22nd 2003, 07:58 PM
Lawnmower man goes wrong way across US
14:37 Thursday 20th March 2003 (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_762745.html?menu=news.quirkies)
Brad Hauter started off from San Francisco and is aiming to arrive in New York within 79 days.
However the first leg of his coast to coast journey led him to the Pacific Ocean, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
He said: "I do not seem to be making much progress. I did not make up the itinerary. It was our logistics team."
March 23rd 2003, 01:54 AM
It stems from a long California tradidition.
Just before the Civil War, Leland Stanford moved the Sierra Nevada about 50 miles to the west. Seems the railroad would get more to cover construction costs over the mountains...Obviously a great deal of energy was required which made moving the Pacific impossible, even after hiring a fantastic number of coolies. As so, although rare, the misplacement can and does cause the occasional problem.
April 17th 2003, 02:46 PM
You think that's bad, I grew up in PA. When we took a test to identify on a map the original 13 colonies, half of the class couldn't identify PA on the map!
April 17th 2003, 04:18 PM
Imagine how I felt being raised in HI. Try being in a class that couldn't identify HI on a map :hrm:
April 17th 2003, 06:14 PM
Man, that would be sad. What, did they like point to Australia or something? Or even worse...Cuba?
April 17th 2003, 06:23 PM
I can hear the conversations now:
Kid: Hey man, is this the island we live on?
Other Kid: Dude, that's Texas.
April 17th 2003, 06:28 PM
April 17th 2003, 09:34 PM
From a much loved tourism ad:
Texas, we're like a whole nuther country ...
'Cept we speak English ...
April 18th 2003, 11:02 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board recently divulged they had covertly funded a project with the U.S. auto makers for the past five years, whereby the auto makers were installing black box voice recorders in pick-up trucks. This was done in an effort to determine, when accidents occurred, the circumstances in the last 15 seconds before the crash. They were surprised to find in 49 of the 50 states the last words of drivers in 61.2 percent of crashes were, "Oh, crap!". Only the state of Texas was different, where 89.3 percent of the final words were, "Hold my beer and watch this!"
April 18th 2003, 10:41 PM
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