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Mame
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 07:12 am
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, that's part b) above. Shouldn't they know the height of their vehicle?
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 07:15 am
@Mame,
Likely they go under so many bridges that look just like it that they fail to notice.
Mame
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 02:20 pm
@edgarblythe,
Again, driver error.
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 02:48 pm
@Mame,
But if manufacturers made the trucks to fit under the bridges it wouldn't happen.
roger
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 03:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
Well, without special permit, tractor/trailers are limited to 13'6" if I recall correctly. Maybe civil engineers could design to that standard. Of course, if the driver of a dump tries to clear a bridge with the dump body raised, that's on the driver.
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 03:50 pm
@roger,
Sure. I meant box trucks.
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Mame
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 04:14 pm
@edgarblythe,
Or maybe those bridges could be higher, or at least arched. But I think it's on the drivers. They should know the damn height of each truck they drive.
roger
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 05:58 pm
@Mame,
Of course.
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Lady Lingiton
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 08:54 pm
Quote:
Or maybe those bridges could be higher


That would be a bridge too far.
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edgarblythe
 
  1  
Mon 23 Aug, 2021 08:58 pm
No bridges are likely to be rebuilt because no money gets spent on such things except in the more dire situations.
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Mame
 
  1  
Wed 25 Aug, 2021 07:39 pm
This is funny and covers a bit of area and takes you back... I mean, who hasn't watched some of these silly shows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ghDhpCLKM

And this is for the Brits out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk_s3r4MVg0
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edgarblythe
 
  1  
Thu 26 Aug, 2021 08:48 am
@Mame,
The first video, 60 Photos to see before you Die, had some I've seen already but some important ones I had missed.
Mame
 
  1  
Thu 26 Aug, 2021 10:44 am
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, that was a good one.
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Mame
 
  1  
Sat 28 Aug, 2021 05:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EFR3mhnQHY

Porch pirates caught
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Mame
 
  1  
Fri 31 Dec, 2021 02:44 pm
https://www.boredpanda.com/fascinating-rarely-seen-things/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Fri 31 Dec, 2021 03:14 pm
@Mame,
Ice balls - Walls of pencils - little bit of everything
Mame
 
  1  
Fri 31 Dec, 2021 03:40 pm
@edgarblythe,
Some weird stuff on there - I liked the butterfly with transparent rings ...
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Mame
 
  1  
Sat 15 Jan, 2022 09:51 am
Sometimes when I go down that rabbit hole, I watch stuff like this - the largest iceberg calving ever filmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU

or Natural Disasters which make me grateful to live where I do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XWiC_eVTwA

Ice jam breakup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Js7Ooyg-M
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lmur
 
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Fri 21 Jan, 2022 04:00 pm
“A dead man was brought to a post office this morning in an attempt to collect his pension in one of the most bizarre incidents that gardaí* have ever seen.”
https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0121/1275143-dead-mans-pension/

*Gardaí = Irish police force
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Mame
 
  2  
Fri 4 Feb, 2022 02:34 pm
This is very heart-warming:

This teacher raised $100K to keep students from going hungry over winter break

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.6335511/this-teacher-raised-100k-to-keep-students-from-going-hungry-over-winter-break-1.6337175

She's been doing it since 2015

And then there's this:

New Mexico has passed a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation banning so-called "lunch-shaming." Titled the Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights, it ensures that kids are served proper meals — even if their parents haven't paid the school meal fees.

There have been many reports of kids around the U.S. being singled out or deprived of hot lunches for not having the necessary funds. Back in September, As it Happens spoke with a cafeteria worker who said she quit her job after she was ordered to refuse students a hot meal if they didn't have lunch money.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4064013/new-mexico-bans-schools-from-shaming-kids-who-can-t-pay-for-lunch-1.4064555


 

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