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Old 03-24-2016, 10:38 PM
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A Graffiti Artist Painted A Road Runner Tunnel On A Wall And Somebody Tried To Drive Through It

This appears to be a true story. There are pictures at the link. There is a large road runner painted next to the painted tunnel.
http://www.mandatory.com/2016/03/16/...-wall-and-som/
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According to Mirror, a man attempting to drive his Fiat through what he was thought was a tunnel instead crashed his car because it turned out to be a painting of a tunnel on a wall.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:59 PM
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Okay. I can't really trace this to any credible source so I'm becoming more skeptical.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:10 PM
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Note that the two vehicles have different rear ends (one has a trunk, the other is a hatchback).
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:13 PM
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What the story didn't mention is that the unconscious man was found holding a little sign that said "YIPE!"
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:17 PM
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Note that the two vehicles have different rear ends (one has a trunk, the other is a hatchback).
Is it claimed that they're the same car? I thought that was just a random car that was parked next to the mural when the photo was taken. It looks like a parking lot.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:14 AM
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Note the lack of a date or location (not even a country). The source is the Mirror which is a UK tabloid. If you look at the wrecked car though it is left hand drive and not right as you would expect in the UK. It is a funny story, but I'm having problems believing it.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:18 AM
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It's a good thing he didn't end up ike this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacks_...nel_at_MIT.jpg
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:45 AM
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Note the lack of a date or location (not even a country). The source is the Mirror which is a UK tabloid. If you look at the wrecked car though it is left hand drive and not right as you would expect in the UK. It is a funny story, but I'm having problems believing it.
Good point about the left hand drive.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:46 AM
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What's worse is that when the dazed guy got out of his car, a truck drove out from the painting and ran him over.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:36 PM
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What's worse is that when the dazed guy got out of his car, a truck drove out from the painting and ran him over.
I hate when that happens.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:09 PM
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Note the lack of a date or location (not even a country). The source is the Mirror which is a UK tabloid. If you look at the wrecked car though it is left hand drive and not right as you would expect in the UK. It is a funny story, but I'm having problems believing it.
The source isn't even original the Mirror. The source is a Reddit post that the Mirror posted about.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:13 PM
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And to ruin it all:
http://www.snopes.com/road-runner-tunnel-crash-rumor/
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:17 PM
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False
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:45 PM
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Is it claimed that they're the same car? I thought that was just a random car that was parked next to the mural when the photo was taken. It looks like a parking lot.
This! The debunking links go into nauseating detail about this...but it doesn't have any relevance at all to the issue. The photo of the tunnel has a car going by; the photo of the car with a dent is supposed to be evidence of the mishap.

No one is claiming they're "the same car" and thus basing a "false" verdict citing their differences is sloppy logic.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:21 PM
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There's no proof the car was damaged by driving into the painting. Maybe an anvil fell on it instead.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:12 PM
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^ That's what happens when you forget your tiny umbrella.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:52 PM
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Another theory is that it somehow involves a mishap with a giant slingshot.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:52 AM
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This! The debunking links go into nauseating detail about this...but it doesn't have any relevance at all to the issue. The photo of the tunnel has a car going by; the photo of the car with a dent is supposed to be evidence of the mishap.

No one is claiming they're "the same car" and thus basing a "false" verdict citing their differences is sloppy logic.
Good thing Snopes didn't base it on that. They mention it, along with a whole lot of other things, including the fact that they tracked down the apparent location of the fake tunnel and the people who built it say it was taken down before there were any accidents.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:25 AM
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If I must be subjected to "artwork" on public buildings I wish it was this kind. Heck, let's see
some duck shaped holes in walls or cat shadows and mouse holes.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:21 AM
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If only he hadn't had that Acme rocket tied to the roof.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:25 AM
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Note the lack of a date or location (not even a country). The source is the Mirror which is a UK tabloid. If you look at the wrecked car though it is left hand drive and not right as you would expect in the UK. It is a funny story, but I'm having problems believing it.
It only looks like a left hand drive because it is in the Mirror.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:32 AM
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Note the lack of a date or location (not even a country). The source is the Mirror which is a UK tabloid. If you look at the wrecked car though it is left hand drive and not right as you would expect in the UK. It is a funny story, but I'm having problems believing it.
But it's in their World News section, so they aren't claiming it happened in the UK.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:04 PM
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It only looks like a left hand drive because it is in the Mirror.
Well played, sir.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:21 PM
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I'm totally painting that on my garage door next time someone tags it and I have to paint it anyways.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:12 PM
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It only looks like a left hand drive because it is in the Mirror.
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Well played, sir.
Seconded. That was very nice.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:50 AM
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If I must be subjected to "artwork" on public buildings I wish it was this kind. Heck, let's see
some duck shaped holes in walls or cat shadows and mouse holes.
Downtown Palo Alto (Ca.) has a bunch of murals painted on walls of various buildings.

Here is one of my favorites.

Photo gallery of many more.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:53 AM
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They're going to be forced to paint a huge arrow pointing to the painting, reading, "NOT A TUNNEL" to avoid lawsuits.

Eventually, there will be disclaimers near all paintings and works of art.

"The stars filling the sky are not depicted actual size" ~ Van Gogh.

"Many of the people of La Grande Jatte have big, bright eyes and prominent, easily-distinguished features" ~ Georges Seurat

"The family of Dora Maar would like you to know that her facial features and body parts are in much the same positions and proportions as any of yours" ~ Picasso

"The time depicted on these clocks is not accurate. Also, the work does not actually discredit completely the world of reality" ~ Dali

"Not an actual couple. The artist's sister and dentist" ~ Grant Wood
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