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Insider Report: This is NOT how you load a trailer

Published January 10, 2013

When loading a vehicle on a trailer, there are a few things that one should check first. One of the most important is to make sure the tow vehicle is either in park or the parking brake is engaged. Somebody forgot to tell Cletus and his buddy this as they were trying to load up their shiny new used Chevy pickup onto the back of a car trailer. I think you can see where this is going.

One guy watches as the other guy takes a run at the trailer ramps, in the pickup that is also loaded full of used tires. Once the front wheels hit the trailer, all hell breaks loose as the truck and trailer make a run for the border. The whole mess comes to a stop pretty quickly when the truck turns and the trailer jack knifes.

As Forrest Gump’s momma said: “Stupid is as stupid does”

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Meanwhile in Canada: Parasledding is invented

If there is one sport that Canadians love almost as much as hockey, it is sledding. For many Canucks, getting out on the trail or blasting across a frozen lake is the thrill of a lifetime. For others, even a good ride isn’t quite enough of a thrill. BC man Eric Oddy is one of those guys.

Oddy mounted a paraglider to his snow machine just to see what happened. The results are pretty spectacular and it isn’t much of a stretch to think that parasledding is going to become the next trend in outdoor winter sports.

Portland pranksters modify local stop signs

Call me juvenile, but this story makes me giggle! Pranksters in Portland, Oregon have taken to modifying stop signs in that city. Using reflective lettering in the same font usually used to spell STOP, the perp (or perps, why do something this good if you can’t share it) have replaced the letters ST with the letters PO. So far two of the POOP signs have been discovered.

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