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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Guardrail Speed Cameras
The Louisiana State Police want everyone to know that they don't have speed cameras installed in guardrails along the highways. They say that a picture circulating online showing a speed camera disguised inside a guardrail is the "latest and greatest urban legend."


The thing is, it's not quite an urban legend, because these evil guardrail speed cameras do exist. Or rather, there are existing traffic-monitoring systems that include speed detectors in guardrails, while a camera further down the road takes a picture of the car. But so far, these systems have only shown up on European roads, not American ones.

Here's a link to a PDF about the "Traffic-Observer Type LMS-06" guardrail speed detectors and cameras.

Categories: Technology
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 25, 2013
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