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(News.com.au)   Truck crash kills over 200 sheep, according to drowsy workers   (news.com.au) divider line 54
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2012-01-14 09:37:04 PM  
Tee hee clever headline :D
 
2012-01-15 02:02:58 AM  
TFA: Police say the truck was carrying about 500 sheep when it crashed

How the hell does a single truck carry 500 live sheep?

Even allowing, say, 15 cubic feet per shep, that's still like three shipping containers' worth of sheep. And that's not allowing for packing!
 
2012-01-15 02:20:18 AM  
Thereby completely ruining the weekend plans of a good chunk of Scotland
 
2012-01-15 03:46:23 AM  

Lukeonia1: TFA: Police say the truck was carrying about 500 sheep when it crashed

How the hell does a single truck carry 500 live sheep?

Even allowing, say, 15 cubic feet per shep, that's still like three shipping containers' worth of sheep. And that's not allowing for packing!


.....
On some of their roads, the Aussies use some incredibly massive "truck-trains". I was assuming this was the type of vehicle used here.
 
2012-01-15 04:36:29 AM  
I have a baaaaad feeling about this.

/I got mutton
 
2012-01-15 04:37:08 AM  
www.ourterritory.com

a typical road train in Australia, and not the biggest by any means
 
2012-01-15 04:40:03 AM  
We also use them to transport fuel in the outback

joelnewman.co.nz
 
2012-01-15 04:42:28 AM  
This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-01-15 04:50:31 AM  
Somnambulists make great sheep census takers.
 
2012-01-15 04:56:52 AM  
500 sheep and one man, sounds like some one is writing a letter to the Australian edition of Penthouse.
 
2012-01-15 04:58:48 AM  
Free meat?
 
2012-01-15 04:59:50 AM  

ktybear: This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse


What the fark. That is insane.
 
2012-01-15 05:18:59 AM  

ByOwlLight: ktybear: This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse

What the fark. That is insane.


I used to drive the "K" model all the time. It was super easy to drive. It was even easier to back into loading bays than regular trucks. I fell in love with the "K" model. Literally. That's why they fired me. They don't like their employees humping the "equipment".
 
2012-01-15 05:25:24 AM  

ByOwlLight: ktybear: This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse

What the fark. That is insane.


It can be, but mostly they are on the outback roads, very little traffic and flat straight roads. We have warning signs about overtaking road trains because you really never know how long one of them is until you start to overtake. We have B-doubles in Sydney and man they fly along at 120km/h on the freeways and all you can see in your rear view mirror is the grill!

Going to work one day I was overtaking a B-double and got about half way along when he started to overtake another B-double. Even though it was a motorway ( two lanes ) I got pushed onto the verge and had to overtake BOTH of them to get out of the way. That was one hairy M4 morning I can tell you....
 
2012-01-15 05:31:29 AM  
FTFA: ... near Orange in the NSW central west.


So where, over yonder?
 
2012-01-15 05:35:18 AM  
500 sheep can be crammed into a pretty small area.
Poor things. They probably were destined for a trip on a ship on which they would have been even more crammed in, headed for the middle east. At the end of their miserable journey, they would have been slaughtered in some ritualistic way (just killed brutally).
But, whatcha gonna do? that's the way things are. I eat things that most likely suffered.
 
2012-01-15 05:39:02 AM  
Thumbs up on the headline
 
2012-01-15 05:53:54 AM  
Dinsdale!
 
2012-01-15 05:58:10 AM  
200 sheep? That's a lot of Fark readers.
 
2012-01-15 06:11:01 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.google.com

"I see what you did there"
 
2012-01-15 06:26:52 AM  
redriverautographs.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-01-15 06:54:35 AM  
I LOVE EWE!
 
2012-01-15 07:51:18 AM  

ktybear: This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse


I drove around Australia a few years ago in a 20 year old Mitsubishi L300 4x4 people carrier with a 1.6 litre engine. We'd regularly get overtaken by one of those things in the NT on stretches of road with no speed limit and where our little van could only manage 100km/h. It's damn scary to see one coming up in your rear view mirror, then watch as trailer-after-trailer-after-trailer goes past you.

On a more positive note, my wife travelled round Australia a few years before we met and had broken down in the arse end of nowhere. A road train driver stopped to help her, even though it took him about a mile to stop and then walk back to see if she was OK.
 
2012-01-15 07:51:24 AM  
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2012-01-15 07:59:57 AM  
t0.gstatic.com

www.volvoadventures.com
 
2012-01-15 08:03:06 AM  
Oh the ewe manaty!
 
2012-01-15 08:04:38 AM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Oh the ewe manaty!


Oh the ewe manity!

/ftfm
//coffee, need moar
 
2012-01-15 08:12:30 AM  
+1
from a liter
sorry
 
2012-01-15 08:25:05 AM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Oh the ewe manaty!


Came here to make this exact joke. I was surprised to find it so close to the bottom of the thread. Good on ya, dude.
 
2012-01-15 08:37:16 AM  
So how many are left?
 
2012-01-15 08:46:15 AM  
FTFA:

"A spokeswoman said they were attempting to establish the circumstances of the crash and anyone with information was asked to contact Crime Stoppers."

Wanted for questioning:



internetdefamationblog.com

/hot like the outback
 
2012-01-15 08:49:45 AM  
Unfortunately, none were killer sheep:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-01-15 09:31:20 AM  
I applaud you, subby.

/got nothin' else, just a great headline
 
2012-01-15 09:49:53 AM  
www.it.ca

/first thing I thought of
 
2012-01-15 09:58:19 AM  
I love you, Farkers. The headline, the comments, the pictures... you are all so great. Thank you.
 
2012-01-15 10:13:58 AM  

CapnBlues: I love you, Farkers. The headline, the comments, the pictures... you are all so great. Thank you.


I gotta say... it's not baa-aa-aa-aad at all.
 
2012-01-15 10:22:49 AM  
I bet that driver feels sheepish.
 
2012-01-15 10:58:32 AM  

ktybear: We also use them to transport fuel in the outback

[joelnewman.co.nz image 640x333]


I thought this is how you transported fuel in the outback??

cavebabble.pnrnetworks.popcornnroses.com
 
2012-01-15 10:58:34 AM  
How did they count that high.. I am usually alseep by 75-100 sheep.
 
2012-01-15 11:37:09 AM  
When asked how it happened, the driver replied sheepishly, "Ewe have no idea."
 
2012-01-15 11:37:31 AM  
Fantastic headline subby.
 
2012-01-15 11:38:28 AM  
i hate this thread
 
2012-01-15 11:53:00 AM  

Old-sour-pickle-chips: 500 sheep can be crammed into a pretty small area.
Poor things. They probably were destined for a trip on a ship on which they would have been even more crammed in, headed for the middle east. At the end of their miserable journey, they would have been slaughtered in some ritualistic way (just killed brutally).
But, whatcha gonna do? that's the way things are. I eat things that most likely suffered.


You have to pack sheep or goats into a truck for shipping. Leave them room to move around too much and they'll panic and kill themselves during the trip.

This makes it important to let them out of a vehicle if if crashes, or sometimes breaks down and has to stop so the air stops moving through.
 
2012-01-15 12:06:52 PM  

SwiftFox: Old-sour-pickle-chips: 500 sheep can be crammed into a pretty small area.
Poor things. They probably were destined for a trip on a ship on which they would have been even more crammed in, headed for the middle east. At the end of their miserable journey, they would have been slaughtered in some ritualistic way (just killed brutally).
But, whatcha gonna do? that's the way things are. I eat things that most likely suffered.

You have to pack sheep or goats into a truck for shipping. Leave them room to move around too much and they'll panic and kill themselves during the trip.

This makes it important to let them out of a vehicle if if crashes, or sometimes breaks down and has to stop so the air stops moving through.


Sheeppacker.
 
2012-01-15 12:42:21 PM  

ktybear: This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x431]


That is... absolutely insane. "Road Train" is the perfect term.
 
2012-01-15 02:16:45 PM  
Shepherd inventory is the worst.
 
2012-01-15 02:59:52 PM  
HOTW, at least. Good on ya, Subs!
 
2012-01-15 03:21:00 PM  

ktybear: This is a diagram of what is allowed on some of our roads and yes, they can be a pain in the arse

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x431]


o_O

The Top Gear episode where they modified and raced lorries was hilarious, but I wanna see them try that sh*t with some of those!

/that sound you just heard was the puckering of the arsehole of every insurance guy and budget manager at the BBC
 
2012-01-15 03:27:46 PM  
The tragedy is being blamed on a sheep named Shawn, who is that most dangerous of animals, a clever sheep.


Link to artist's conception of the cause of the accident (new window, wallpaper sized)



1.bp.blogspot.com
In the XIXth century, the British made attempts
to militarize the sheep without success
 
2012-01-15 03:28:29 PM  
http://misterslimm.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/a-close-shave-21-shaun- riding-a-motorcycle.jpg
 
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