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(io9)   While travelling along Argentina's Route 5 you may experience a little time travel. That's normal   (io9.com) divider line 82
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-13 09:06:33 AM  
I read a book by a biologist who did field work in northern Argentina a few decades ago, before everybody had satellite radio internet connections implanted in their skulls. They saw this strange glow in the sky coming over the mountains. Aliens? End of the world? It was the kind of thing that could spur a warning like this article. The cause turned out to be a space experiment, releasing gases into low earth orbit or the upper atmosphere.
 
2012-12-13 09:17:13 AM  
That same thing happens to me every time I drive across Indiana.
 
2012-12-13 09:24:14 AM  
The same thing happens to me every time I drive from Vegas to LA.
 
2012-12-13 09:53:10 AM  
"If you've cut yourself at all in the course of these tests, you might have noticed that your blood is pure gasoline. That's normal. We've been shooting you with an invisible laser that's supposed to turn blood into gasoline, so all that means is, it's working."
 
2012-12-13 10:02:18 AM  
Meh, it's just an abundance of street lights.
 
2012-12-13 10:04:04 AM  
Or here in the US, we call it DUI.
 
2012-12-13 10:04:32 AM  
Local UFOstreetlight researchers are warning drivers in the region about "time anomalies"

FTFTFA
 
2012-12-13 10:06:09 AM  
This sounds like the X-Files pilot.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-13 10:07:31 AM  
I did the same thing for 10years driving to work every morning. Vaguely remember waking up and the next thing I know I'm angry and pulling in to the parking garage.
 
2012-12-13 10:07:43 AM  

ZAZ: The cause turned out to be a space experiment, releasing gases into low earth orbit or the upper atmosphere.


Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.
 
2012-12-13 10:07:53 AM  
It's called "Mescaline".

www.dataasylum.com
 
2012-12-13 10:10:38 AM  
Anyone else read the headline in Cave Johnson's voice?

"So word of advice: if you meet yourself on the road don't make eye contact. Lab boys tell me that'll wipe out time - entirely. Forward and backward. So do both of yourselves a favor and let that handsome devil go about his business."
 
2012-12-13 10:10:55 AM  
Don't worry. They've got time travel experts on the case.

www.pbs.org
 
2012-12-13 10:11:31 AM  
I experience this all the time! However that's because I drive stoned, only way to face traffic.
 
2012-12-13 10:13:04 AM  
Make life take Route 5 back! What I am going to do with this?
 
2012-12-13 10:13:07 AM  
Is this like an Argentinian politician skipping town to be with his US mistress?
 
2012-12-13 10:13:58 AM  
I missed Rev.K's comment up above,
 
2012-12-13 10:14:44 AM  
Two young men whose duties cause them to travel National Route No. 5 on a regular

You mean people zone out while on their daily commute to work?
 
2012-12-13 10:15:54 AM  

Summoner101: Is this like an Argentinian politician skipping town to be with his US mistress?


How about this: you shut your goddamn mouth before I kick your goddamn teeth down your throat and shut it for you.
 
2012-12-13 10:15:55 AM  
Happens to me every time I drive from DFW to SE KS to visit family.
We call it "Oklahoma".
 
2012-12-13 10:16:33 AM  
After several minutes had elapsed, they noticed that they continued the trip without any further incident, but without any recollection of the distance they had already covered.

Yeah, that's called exhaustion. It happened to me a couple times when I was working 70+ hours per week. I'd get on the twisty mountain road to home and then I'd be in the driveway with no memory of the 30 mile drive.
 
2012-12-13 10:18:35 AM  
I'm gonna take that road. First I need to put out a classified ad for someone to come with me though.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:24 AM  
While travelling along Argentina's Route 5 you may experience a little time travel become extremely bored.

//seems like that's what's happening.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:36 AM  

abhorrent1: I'm gonna take that road. First I need to put out a classified ad for someone to come with me though.


You have to do it alone first before putting the ad out.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:44 AM  

Mirrorz: I did the same thing for 10years driving to work every morning. Vaguely remember waking up and the next thing I know I'm angry and pulling in to the parking garage.


Ditto. I have a bad habit of daydreaming on my commute. I usually snap out of it and wonder if I pulled out in front of anyone at that last intersection.
 
2012-12-13 10:25:15 AM  

Maus III: Summoner101: Is this like an Argentinian politician skipping town to be with his US mistress?

How about this: you shut your goddamn mouth before I kick your goddamn teeth down your throat and shut it for you.


Yes Master, I have been ever so naughty.
 
2012-12-13 10:27:13 AM  
Joel, one of the protagonists of the strange story,

Maybe his bosses didn't like him?
 
2012-12-13 10:27:26 AM  
Look, once you are past 40 you have trouble remembering what you did 10 minutes ago. Classic example for me: turn out lights downstairs, lock front door before going to bed.

1/2 hour later: lie in bed and desperately -- and unsucessfully -- try and recall if I locked the front door. Try to reconstruct a memory scene in my mind of me locking the front door.... no dice.

Solution: wander my tired ass out of bed, wander down 3 flights of stairs (townhouse) and look at the front door that I locked earlier.
 
2012-12-13 10:31:16 AM  

jtown: After several minutes had elapsed, they noticed that they continued the trip without any further incident, but without any recollection of the distance they had already covered.

Yeah, that's called exhaustion. It happened to me a couple times when I was working 70+ hours per week. I'd get on the twisty mountain road to home and then I'd be in the driveway with no memory of the 30 mile drive.


I must be exhausted all the time then. I thought it was normal.
 
2012-12-13 10:33:00 AM  
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2012-12-13 10:33:56 AM  
Driving from Austin to San Antonio a few times I had the exact same thing happen. No recollection of driving through San Marcos whatsoever.

Helped that I had been up for 20+ hours, it was the middle of the night, and was exhausted.
 
2012-12-13 10:35:16 AM  
It's called drunkenness.
 
2012-12-13 10:35:32 AM  
So did the trip really happen if they can't remember it? Maybe they were at the destination the whole time. Whoa
 
2012-12-13 10:37:46 AM  
Translation: people in Argentina are falling asleep at the wheel and blaming aliens.
 
2012-12-13 10:38:11 AM  
There were plenty of times when I was a teenager where I could drive home without really being aware of every single curve and mile I travelled. It's called muscle memory; you get used to a certain road's characteristics, and the thinking part of your brain does something else while the part that operates your muscles does the driving by rote.
 
2012-12-13 10:38:39 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Anyone else read the headline in Cave Johnson's voice?


Yes, which is why I posted a Cave Johnson quote upthread.
 
2012-12-13 10:40:33 AM  
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2012-12-13 10:42:40 AM  
Back in the day my dad used to say that when he drove in convoys with the Army sometimes late at night the guard rail or lights wizzing by at the same frequency would hyptonize drivers and quite often people would get disoriented like this.
 
2012-12-13 10:46:39 AM  

TXEric: Happens to me every time I drive from DFW to SE KS to visit family.
We call it "Oklahoma".


Same here. I've also experienced it (for reals) in western Kansas. Lost all sense of time while driving home from work on I-70. I lived in Hays, worked in Hays, and ended up in Yocemento. I think I was just tired.
 
2012-12-13 10:52:27 AM  
I've had this happen to me on highways or even in cities especially after I know my route and the timing of the stop lights. If I'm not mentally engaged in something I tend to just turn on auto pilot and can't recall any of it after I snap out of it. The same goes for watching TV/movies, when it goes to a commercial break or the credits roll I will realize that I had no idea what I just spent my time watching. Sometimes I can't even recall the characters or even the name of the show.
 
2012-12-13 10:52:46 AM  
This used to happen to me all the time, I would finish a big rolled fatty while driving on long trip and find myself way down the road or the feeling of being lost because the scenery was changed all of a sudden. Haven't had that experience in a long time.

Good times....and I miss them too.
 
2012-12-13 11:01:06 AM  
Back in the day, when I was a wee nipper, this happened to me almost everyday.

I'd pass out drunk and stoned in a nightclub only to awake in my own bed and my car neatly parked on the driveway without a scratch.

I think my car is alive...
 
2012-12-13 11:02:58 AM  
The same thing happens when you drive through Utah
 
2012-12-13 11:08:54 AM  
This is nuts
 
2012-12-13 11:16:36 AM  
Leaving satisfied!

Mad_Radhu: Anyone else read the headline in Cave Johnson's voice?


Came here to say this!
 
2012-12-13 11:18:08 AM  
How do you say "highway hypnosis" in Spanish?
 
2012-12-13 11:20:53 AM  

Rev.K: Mad_Radhu: Anyone else read the headline in Cave Johnson's voice?

Yes, which is why I posted a Cave Johnson quote upthread.


You must've missed Mad_Radhu's comment up above,
 
2012-12-13 11:22:02 AM  
reported feeling disoriented, then suddenly finding that they've driven several kilometers that they can't remember
Yeah, it's called autopilot. I did this last night on my way home (45 minute drive).
As I was getting on the interstate from the hiway, I thought "I don't remember those 2 streetlights a mile back. I hope they were green"

This is also what would theoretecially allow zombies to work. The thinking and reasoning process of your brain sort of turns off, and your basic motor skills takes over. You are seeing the road, making the turns, not ramming into the ass end of other cars, all the 'normal' parts of driving, and unless something unusual happens (A bird smacks off your window, a car blows it horn, your girl friend suddenly yells "I'm pregnant", you continue on, but you arn't acticvly registering anything that is going on.
 
2012-12-13 11:23:00 AM  

Rev.K: "If you've cut yourself at all in the course of these tests, you might have noticed that your blood is pure gasoline. That's normal. We've been shooting you with an invisible laser that's supposed to turn blood into gasoline, so all that means is, it's working."


"All these science spheres are made of asbestos by the way, keeps out the rats. Let us know if you feel a shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough or your heart stopping, because that's not part of the test - that's asbestos. "
 
2012-12-13 11:26:39 AM  
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