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March 28, 2008 8:04 PM   Subscribe

Truck (some photos NSFWish) - a collection of, you guessed it, pictures (most with backstory) of lost loads of freight. Picture set links open in new window.
posted by Burhanistan (29 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Once on a freeway in LA I saw a truck loaded with milk that had collided with a truck loaded with toilet paper. It would've been more hilarious if the wreck had looked more survivable.
posted by contraption at 8:09 PM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

Shocked that "trucks" wasn't differently implemented.
posted by wigu at 8:11 PM on March 28, 2008

The Sunny D spill made me sad, until I read that it killed fish. Maybe thats why my teeth always feel weird when I used to drink it.
posted by lilkeith07 at 8:19 PM on March 28, 2008

Actually, I didn't see the whale guts one before I posted this. Really quite disturbing...might be a tad NSFW.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:24 PM on March 28, 2008

Reminds me of my favorite newspaper headline: "CHITLUNS TRUCK SPILLS ITS LOAD IN CLIMAX".
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:29 PM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH! 13.7 Million angry bees. And here I thought getting caught and burned alive when a fuel tanker crashes would be the worst possible truck accident.
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:33 PM on March 28, 2008

background-whale iz on yer hiway asplodin'

great post; I am so unhappy when I find a link to cool pictures of spilled and/or broken/dead shit/animals without any context.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 8:35 PM on March 28, 2008

they forgot cows
posted by Planet F at 8:44 PM on March 28, 2008

When I was but a lad, my family was vacationing in the Smoky Mountains, and we were witness to the results of an accident involving a CANDY TRUCK which strew its' remains across the road and shoulder.

My parents wouldn't stop.

I never forgave them this transgression.
posted by tomierna at 8:50 PM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

God, the internet is a great thing.
posted by marxchivist at 8:53 PM on March 28, 2008

The last picture on that chickens again page is great. It almost tells a whole little story all by itself.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:09 PM on March 28, 2008

A semi carrying tons of green beans once overturned about 10 miles from my house. My mother came home with dozens of garbage bags full and forced us to snap them for days on end so that she could can them. I was in high school at the time, trying to decide if I wanted to go to college, and she said "this is what factory work is like, are you sure you don't want to further your education?" I enrolled the next semester.
posted by Ugh at 9:11 PM on March 28, 2008 [7 favorites]

Alligators should not be confused with crocodiles, which are a completely different animal. One way to tell the difference is that alligators teeth do not show when their mouth is closed, crocodiles do.

I'll remember that next time I see them strewn across the highway. And it's not when their mouths are closed when I worry about them.

Also, may I be so bold as to propose we stop caring which one's a crocodile and which one's an alligator? They look almost exactly the same and do almost exactly the same things.
posted by Camofrog at 9:40 PM on March 28, 2008 [2 favorites]

The rotten weiners one is perplexing. Was the truck actually hauling already-rotten weiners (and if so, why? - what were they going to do with them?) or did they rot after they were spilled?

*shudders at the possibilities if the answer is the former*
posted by amyms at 11:09 PM on March 28, 2008

oh, how could one lose control of that much grolsch?
posted by parmanparman at 11:35 PM on March 28, 2008

This was one of the most memorable truck spill stories for me. Once proud Argentina indeed.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:59 PM on March 28, 2008 [2 favorites]

Also, may I be so bold as to propose we stop caring which one's a crocodile and which one's an alligator? They look almost exactly the same and do almost exactly the same things.

WHAT! Alligators are alligators, crocodiles are crocodiles, caimans are caimans, AND THAT IS THE WAY IT IS! If you remove those distinctions, they may start interbreeding, and you know what happens then! Dogs and cats start mating, a man could marry a pig, it would be an anarchic Godforsaken interspecies orgy! Civilization as we know it would be consumed in a conflagration of bestial lust! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?
posted by louche mustachio at 12:22 AM on March 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

Dogs and cats start mating

As long as they're not living together!
posted by amyms at 12:27 AM on March 29, 2008

I knew there was a good reason I kept this newspaper clipping all these years!
posted by Tube at 12:39 AM on March 29, 2008

See, this is how it works....

The alligator is the one you see later. The crocodile only shows up after a while.

posted by Samizdata at 12:54 AM on March 29, 2008 [5 favorites]

NSFW? Where is the NSFW?

As soon as I realized the site wasn't about masturbating truckers I really started looking for the NSFW material.

Is one of those a truckload of tits spilled all over the highway?
posted by redteam at 1:24 AM on March 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

There was one summer when I worked at a port where a container had been smashed and the liquid container inside had ruptured. They parked it outside the container checking station where I worked with a few other guys, with the liquid slowly seeping out of the cracks onto the asphalt. It was white wine. Not a bad day, really. Surreptitiously drinking white wine out of our coffee cups at 10AM and going back every now and again to 'check the leak.'

It was less fun after they decided to leave it there for a few days, baking in the July heat.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:37 AM on March 29, 2008

Whatever you think of the site design, the concept and delivery is strangely charming. Thanks, Burhanistan!
posted by cosmonik at 5:35 AM on March 29, 2008

This makes me so happy.
posted by bobobox at 7:51 AM on March 29, 2008

I agree with BrotherCaine, the bees one seemed the worst... but then the goats and the exploding whale guts (with photo of about-to-chunder pedestrian) seemed pretty awful, too.

Thanks for giving me a fascinating stream of visuals to go with my breakfast!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:26 AM on March 29, 2008

Some of those non-spill accident photos are pretty ... impressive. A few are positively scary (i.e. likely fatal). Because there's no funny/shocking spilled load to concentrate on you notice it more, maybe.

BTW: Here's Snopes on the culvert-by-a-cliff thing.[fe]
posted by dhartung at 2:09 PM on March 29, 2008 [2 favorites]

I once helped clean up a spill from a used kitchen grease truck that flipped on it's side. The kind that hauls steel drums. It was a good 35 degrees out and the grease was soft enough to slump out of the barrels all over the road without actually running off the road. I tell ya, water over ice has nothing on slipperiness compared to grease on hot asphalt.
posted by Mitheral at 3:27 PM on April 2, 2008

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