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February 26, 2004 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Backwards . . . into the future A cab driver in India, who's driven only in reverse gear for the last two years (at speeds up to 85 kph, and without accident), hopes his upcoming trip will bring about peace with Pakistan.
posted by LeLiLo (10 comments total)
Somehow this sort of record setting exaggeration of the commonplace always seems to come from India. Whether it's the guy who memorized pi to 10,000 decimal places or the record for facial hair growth, or the guy who stood in the same spot for a decade, Indian culture has seized on this sort of extreme repetition of the mundane as a means to attain transcendence. What will they think of next???
posted by mert at 10:55 AM on February 26, 2004

85 kph in reverse ?! I thought only a DAF could do that.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 10:59 AM on February 26, 2004

I think we should give him a special visa so he can drive a taxi in reverse through NYC.
posted by crunchburger at 10:59 AM on February 26, 2004

"I do have pains in the neck - frequent pains in the neck - and I have had severe vomiting in past," he explained.

That just says it all. This man's dedication should be admired -- how many of you would invoke severe vomiting for world peace, hmm? ;-)
posted by antifreez_ at 11:03 AM on February 26, 2004

This is demonic driving dude ! Efil a teg !
posted by elpapacito at 11:28 AM on February 26, 2004

That's right up there with the pair that drove through all but one of the continental US states backwards!
posted by shepd at 11:52 AM on February 26, 2004

Woody Allen had a bit which went like, "I had a rental car, and to save on the mileage, I drove everywhere backwards. So I was backing over the George Washington bridge...".
posted by funkbrain at 1:23 PM on February 26, 2004

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posted by ed at 2:52 PM on February 26, 2004

What de said.
posted by crunchburger at 4:09 PM on February 26, 2004

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