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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
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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