Undertoad Thursday Oct 2 12:21 PM
10/2/2003: Overloaded Somali truck
Undertoad Thursday Oct 2 12:56 PM
Come to think of it, "interesting transportation" is the theme all week, but I don't have a suitable Friday image in that category...
Degrees Thursday Oct 2 01:02 PM
I have to wonder
How did they get the truck loaded in the first place?
Elspode Thursday Oct 2 01:17 PM
I know this is gonna sound silly, but the cargo looks like a single, enormous sheaf of grain plants...you know, like the Orowheat logo? It appears to be bundled about the center by wrapping of some sort, with the ends being much wider and more flared-out.
EdZachary Thursday Oct 2 02:01 PM
Re: I have to wonder
I don't the origin of this picture but between this one and the OP, being stuck behind a bus in traffic or sitting next to the fat guy on the train doesn't seem all that bad.
daniwong Thursday Oct 2 03:12 PM
Ok - the first picture with the corn looks like a truck with a giant afro.
Undertoad Thursday Oct 2 03:32 PM
EdZ, that was the IotD for 9/23/2001!
Torrere Thursday Oct 2 05:32 PM
tjennings Thursday Oct 2 05:34 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 2 06:23 PM
It's corn. Not just the ears but the whole stalks. I saw something very similar in Lancaster County last night only it was a big wagon being pulled by mules on a Mennonite farm. The stalks can be used for animal feed (silage or ensilage) or processed to make corn syrup, molasses and the like.
PhoenixTFB Thursday Oct 2 10:36 PM
Why not just make more than one trip?
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 2 11:23 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, Phoenix. I'd say from the picture it's the wide open spaces so they're probably going a long way. That corn isn't as heavy as it looks plus fuel is expensive.
And Friday Oct 3 01:47 PM
I'm with Degrees... how did they get it up there? I mean, it only looks like it's tied down in two places... I know corn (or whatever) doesn't grow 20 feet long, so that bundle looks like it would begin disintegrate as stalks came loose by the dozen...
LUVBUGZ Friday Oct 3 01:54 PM
I was wondering how much that ackward load weighed and if that has anything to do with it being run up on the sidewalk?
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Oct 4 12:28 AM
You know, I might of been wrong. That could be sugar cane.
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Dec 4 05:15 PM
From SteveDallas's Random Thread Picker
This is just how they grow crops in Somalia - on the backs of trucks.
SPUCK Thursday Dec 6 05:51 AM
Screw the load!!