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These Black And White Photos Turn Truckstops Into Art

Sometimes it feels like the romance of the road is lost at truck stops. Those oases of diesel fuel and stale coffee seem too industrial, too pragmatic to fit into a Kerouac-style vision of road tripping. Photographer Michael Massaia lends some highbrow class to the truck stop with his series Seeing the Black Dog. Suddenly, those hulking 18-wheelers look gorgeous. Read More >>

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Watch This Dude Pull an 8-Tonne Truck With His Ear

Lasha Pataraya has an unusual gift. He's not just insanely strong: he has insanely strong ears, too. Which is why he was able to use one of them to pull an 8-tonne truck. Read More >>

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Watch This Bridge Destroy Dozens of Trucks and Buses

Truckers of the world! No matter how many times you try it, no matter how much you duck inside your cabin as get through it, no matter how strongly you believe the warning signs don't apply to you, your vehicle is never going to be able to survive an encounter with Durham's 11-foot 8-inch tall bridge. Read More >>

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Watch This Woman Walk a Rope Between Two Moving Volvo Trucks

Check out this absolutely nail-biting ad of Faith Dickey walking over a rope attached between two Volvo Trucks. Now, I gotta say, if I was to try that, it wouldn't go very well. Anyone else fancy a go? [YouTube via Jalopnik] Read More >>

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Russian Man Misses Getting Absolutely Annihilated By a Bus By Just Centimetres

This guy must be the luckiest man in Russia. After a truck swerved in front of a bus travelling at speed, forcing them both to crash straight through a petrol station, a man on the forecourt missed getting nailed by said bus by what looks like only a couple of centimetres. Wow that was close. Read More >>

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If a Truck Loaded With Sulfuric Acid Crashes, Does It Melt the Road?

This truck carrying 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid crashed in Bartow, Florida, spilling its cargo over State Road 60. The driver was burned, people and animals have been evacuated, and a hazardous materials team in on the scene. But my question is: if sulfuric acid drops on a road, would the road melt? Read More >>

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In Brazil, Stowaways Happily Travel Perched On the Back of Trucks

Witness this man happily perched on the back of a truck travelling at around 50mph. It seems so easy! Ah Brazil, sometimes you surprise me so much that I think you are Russia. Or worse, Florida. Read More >>

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These Guys Put a Truck Into a Boot—Or Viceversa, I Don't Know

Holy Batman's pants, check out this Bootmobile. These guys created a truck that is a boot that is a truck that is a boot. Pedal to the leather to the metal! I'm so excited I can go like this all day. Read More >>

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This Must Be Two Of the Luckiest People On Earth

An anonymous reader sent me this crazy video taken two weeks ago: a truck out of control almost smashes a car on a snowy road in Russia. Fortunately, these guys got extremely lucky and Death got distracted at the very last second. Read More >>

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