My dad now lives in what is called the “Snow Belt of Indiana”: northern Indiana is at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, so it gets some extreme weather year-round. I grew up driving to and from Minnesota via Wisconsin multiple times every winter and have been one of the last or even THE last car on the highway before state troopers closed it due to snow storms. I’m no stranger to driving in the stuff, but it was not until I had to drive in the Snow Belt that I learned the life-saving trick of using the hazard lights. You can always see when someone finally gets it on those roads: they’ll be driving along, the only car/truck without the hazards flashing, until the light bulb goes off in their head (hah!) and they realize that they’re NOTICING the cars with the hazards on…and their hazards go on too.
Michigan City, Indiana is the only place I’ve ever been caught in a white-out so bad that you couldn’t see a semi with hazards flashing when it was 15 feet in front of your vehicle. That snow squall didn’t even have the courtesy of producing some purple lightening.
My honest-to-god immediate reaction to this info was: holy shit!
Yup. That pretty much describes driving in winter in that area of the country.
I’ve driven all over New England in winter too. Yes, it’s bad, but there’s something about the micro-climate in northern Indiana that just takes things to the next level.
I saw this sign in-person several times:
I only ever saw that warning sign as a label on my BVDs!
Soft mud seems like an oxymoron. It’s just “mud”, isn’t it? I mean, if it wasn’t soft, wouldn’t it be called something besides mud? Like “dirt clods” or something?
Ok, maybe not ‘tomorrow’… Busy week, for one this happened:
“Just a nudge.”
Nice dent in touch probe, but was able to realign it. Here are some warning signs.
And a better shot of, “Do not ride the chip conveyor.”
My friend (not the ‘nudge’-er) after we realized the spindle taper cleaner looks like the statue of liberty’s torch.
I don’t think he would have minded if I left the face, but I didn’t ask.
Seems like a sign that shows you exactly what could go wrong could be pretty effective.
ZOMGWEREALLGONNADIE Aperture Labs is real.
This topic is awesome. That is all.
This looks like when they pull a pea of red matter in Star Trek (2009)
Oh shit. I won. I didn’t think it was that good.
Didn’t know about Australian Feral Camels.
We have a long, chequered history of introducing species that go feral. Including humans.
The fire danger sign’s out of date now. In the wake of Black Saturday, the scale now goes up to ‘catastrophic’.
Edit: here ya go, newer one