Transporting an abandoned plane is no easy task, even on an empty highway, but imagine a footbridge directly in your path. That’s exactly what this Air India aircraft encountered after being sold and transported near Indira Gandhi International Airport on the Delhi-Gurugram highway. Unfortunately, this was not an empty highway either, as it blocked traffic for quite a while and caused a lot of rubber necking from the other side. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Sometimes, drivers may overestimate how sharp a turn actually is and may come in too hot, but when you’re behind the wheel of a semi-truck, it could become a nightmare. That’s exactly what happened here, when this 18-wheeler hauling a wind turbine blade rolled over after being struck by a freight train in Luling, Texas this past Sunday. Union Pacific railroad officials said the train collided with the truck around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 90 and U.S. 183. Read more for the video (explicit language) and additional information.
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When you’re driving into an automated car wash, the last thing you’d expect to do is open your trunk, but in the case of a first-generation Range Rover Evoque, doing so is quite easy. The button to open the trunk is located to the bottom left of its steering wheel, and should you be looking for something in that general area, make sure it’s not while a giant roller brush is coming down on your vehicle. Read more to see what happens next.
From afar, some may confuse the Tesla Model Y for a Model X, but once the latter’s falcon-wing doors swing open, it’s an entirely different story. They utilize a wide-band radar system to help prevent them from hitting nearby objects when opening or closing. However, this Model X driver in London either didn’t realize that one of their falcon-wing doors was still open or simply distracted when pulling out of the parking spot. Read more to see the aftermath.
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Some may already know that zombies are sensitive to light, and simply shining your flashlight in their direction causes them to shrink away. In case of a zombie apocalypse, you’ll probably want a vehicle with plenty of lights, or at least as a backup should things go wrong. That’s where this heavily modified Ford F-250 comes in, as it features 18 wide LED light bars and a minimum of 34 smaller LED spotlights. Read more for another picture and a bonus video.
Tesla Model 3 owners have probably never thought about smashing their infotainment screen for any reason, and that’s why TechRax is here to show just what happens if you do so while driving. A handheld sledgehammer was used for the job, and the screen is quite resilient, taking many hits before eventually cracking. Eventually, enough of the glass came off to cause the display to have random RGB flashes. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Many know that the proper way to install a camper is to first lower the back of it first, then the front, working in increments of a few inches at a time until the camper is resting on the truck. Next, you secure the camper to your truck’s tie-downs with turnbuckles. Then you attach the turnbuckles to both the anchors on the camper and the tie-downs on your truck before tightening them. This person apparently did not read the instructions. Read more for another picture.
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When entering any kind of parking garage, make sure that your motor skills are not impaired, or else you’ll end up like this guy. Put simply, this VW Passat driver in Switzerland approached a parking garage seemingly normal, but upon entering, something goes terribly wrong and the vehicle ends up slamming not only into the walls, but the gate meter itself. Read more for the footage.
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Many companies are turning to videotelephony for meetings, as many are forced to work from home. Whether it be Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other software, there are plenty of options. Lizet Ocampo, the national political director for the progressive advocacy group People For the American Way, just so happened to be having one of these virtual meetings on Monday over Microsoft Teams when she accidentally turned on a potato filter. Read more for a video showing how to activate filters for Microsoft Teams and additional information.
The last thing that would probably come to mind when seeing a 1988 Pontiac Fiero on the streets is a 996-generation Porsche 911, but that’s exactly what one owner turned his vehicle into, or at least attempted to. Unfortunately, even the Pontiac 2.8-liter V6 engine remains, but at the very least, it’s been rebuilt with a new clutch, master cylinder, slave cylinder, and battery. Read more for additional pictures and information.