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Oranges

On April 8, 2003, a semi trailer lost it’s load on the Sturt Highway (not sure where this is) when a rope snapped. 53 bins, totaling 26 1/2 tons of oranges covered the road.

Darryl sent me an email saying…

“The Sturt Highway (named after an early explorer) runs through Mildura in the heart of South Eastern Australia’s citrus growing area, on the Murray river.
Always like a good truck spill!”

Thanks Darryl!

Shoes

This one is stranger than most. On January 2, 2009, shortly before 8:00 a.m., thousands of shoes mysteriously appeared on a Miami highway. Who spilled the shoes? Nobody knows. But they disrupted traffic on the Palmetto Expressway for hours. There was no sign of a crash and no one has claimed them.

They were a strange mix of shoes… work boots, slippers, sneakers, sandals, even roller blades. A private contractor was hired to pick up the shoes and dump them in an empty field (weird). Soles4Souls, a nonprofit organization, was expected to pick them up and distribute them, probably in Haiti.

If anyone does come forward they will be charged for the clean up.

The shoes had what seemed to be yard sale price tags on them. I’m assuming they are in pairs, or they wouldn’t be very useful as a donation. Of course, someone will have to match them up now that they are dumped in a field. Very strange. Perhaps aliens are abducting people’s shoes and returning them to Florida highways when they are done.

via Miami Herald

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