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Redbeard

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Driver miraculously survives logs through windshield
(me How?)
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COHUTTA, Ga. (ABC NEWS) -- A driver was safely pulled from their vehicle after a large amount of lumber came flying into the car's windshield.
Whitfield County Fire shared photos on Facebook of the piles of wood that slammed through the length of an SUV off of a logging truck on Cleveland Highway in Cohutta, Georgia.
 

Redbeard

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Smilin’ Jack, Wilmington’s huge pumpkin-shaped oil tank
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One of Los Angeles’s oddest (and most stereotypically LA) Halloween traditions turns 67 years old this year.

On October 30 and October 31, staff at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Wilmington will illuminate the face of Smilin’ Jack—an enormous jack-o’-lantern painted on the side of an 80,000-barrel storage tank each year since 1952.

The tradition began, reported the Los Angeles Times in 1955, when a coat of lead primer was applied to Tank 304 at what was then a facility operated by Union Oil. The paint job gave the 3.3-million gallon tank a distinctly pumpkin-like appearance, and the operators of the refinery decided to take advantage of the situation, creating the “world’s biggest jack-o’-lantern.”

As the Times described at the time, Smilin’ Jack’s grin is 73 feet long, while his eyes stand 18 feet tall. And, if you’re curious, should the oil inside the tank be replaced with traditional pumpkin innards, you’d have enough for nearly 27 million pies.
The Union Oil pumpkin in 1952. USC Digital Library
The popular display located at 1660 West Anaheim Street is back this year, and on October 30 and 31, monsters and other Halloween characters will be on hand to direct drivers and pass out caramel corn to visiting families.
 

Mooseman

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The camper can't be included at that price!

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Redbeard

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‘Magical unicorn puppy’: 10-week-old golden retriever ‘puppercorn’ born with tail on forehead

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A 10-week-old golden retriever was born with a tail on his forehead, garnering adoration on social media and a fitting nickname: “puppercorn.”

Over the weekend, the puppy was found after being abandoned, said Rochelle Steffen, from Mac’s Mission in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who is fostering the “puppercorn” named Narwhal.

 

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