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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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2012-12-13 11:42:22 AM  
its simply a bullshiat human condition called "wrote behavior"

Their "missing time" is the same condition as you being neurologically trained to dump on the toilet. Its quite a common experience for truck drivers.
 
2012-12-13 11:46:07 AM  
Had that happen more than once on the Provo-Irvine run I used to make for a trucking company when I lived in Utah. After awhile, desert and mountains start looking the same and when all you have is a crappy stock radio in the truck that doesn't pick up squat it's easy to zone out. Got so tripped I ended up Arizona (almost 200 miles out of my way) once.

It's not aliens or time travel, it's sheer mind-numbing boredom that got to them
 
2012-12-13 11:47:29 AM  
It's crazy, but it should be studied. Often times disproving a wacky non-scientific claim leads to insights in real science. Especially with a nice repeatable experiment.

Many people here have probably hit it on the nose. It's just people zoning out. (But why there?)
 
2012-12-13 11:55:59 AM  
I drive over 40,000 miles per year and most of it is on what I call "auto pilot". When driving on roads that are familiar, my subconscious takes over and I don't remember the drive. It sometimes bites me in the ass when I wake up and realize I took a wrong turn 20 miles ago.
 
2012-12-13 12:17:33 PM  

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.


images.starpulse.com

Stop! Hammer time
 
2012-12-13 12:18:44 PM  
Could be worse, there could be dinosaurs coming through the time anomolies

\Is Primeval to obscure for Fark?
 
2012-12-13 12:30:11 PM  
And I can't remember getting up in the middle of the night to go pee.
So what else is special with these people?
 
2012-12-13 12:32:45 PM  
I've driven in Argentina.

Time travel is the least of your worries.

They drive with NO RULES
 
2012-12-13 12:39:05 PM  
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2012-12-13 12:44:53 PM  
Approves

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2012-12-13 12:59:12 PM  
I would speculate that it is more likely a hypnotic effect created by viewing the terrain the road passes through. Let us look for the simplest before we jump to aliens and time travel, but I guess that isn't nearly as fun.
 
2012-12-13 01:01:48 PM  

flynn80: Could be worse, there could be dinosaurs coming through the time anomolies


When I read your comment I thought of the times when I played this game.

upload.wikimedia.org

/Yea I know it didn't develop from a story like that but driving and dinosaurs reminded me of it.
 
2012-12-13 01:10:10 PM  
I didn't know Brannon Braga was Argentinian.
 
2012-12-13 01:11:39 PM  

Profedius: I would speculate that it is more likely a hypnotic effect created by viewing the terrain the road passes through. Let us look for the simplest before we jump to aliens and time travel, but I guess that isn't nearly as fun.


See this post -

Canton: How do you say "highway hypnosis" in Spanish?


I was looking through the car manual of my car (96 Tracker) a few months ago for no reason and came across a page that said Beware of Highway Hypnosis. I had never heard of it before so it amused me at the time.

Highway Hypnosis
/Yea I linked to Wikipedia for lack of a better source offhand.
 
2012-12-13 01:16:25 PM  
Fear and Loathing road trip?

Sweet sweet Mary.
 
2012-12-13 01:20:32 PM  
It's clearly the work of the UFOs hovering at the left and right edges of this local photo
 
2012-12-13 02:01:41 PM  

Fiction Fan: Don't worry. They've got time travel experts on the case.

[www.pbs.org image 150x150]


I love that stupid theme song and I don't even watch the show. 

Gonna ride the dinosaur traaaaaaaain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNpoEoXi1lE
 
2012-12-13 02:09:42 PM  

Canton: How do you say "highway hypnosis" in Spanish?


This--no greys from Zeta Reticuli or Plots By Men In Black required, highway hypnosis is a common phenomena (and as others have noted, quite common on long stretches of road). In fact, the phenomenon of road hypnosis is why there's that "no more than ten or eleven hours continuous driving" reg for CDL drivers.

And Route 5 is pretty much a long, continuous, almost straight-as-an-arrow two-lane highway through farmlands and the Argentinian equivalent of prairies--pretty much imagine I-70 as a "super two" two-lane highway, and it becomes pretty screamingly obvious (for anyone who has had misfortune of driving through Kansas and the rest of the parts of the US that look like they've been run over with God's own steamroller) HOW people could "lose time".

(For those of you in Oz, there's actually a few even more direct parallels to Route 5--try the Stuart Highway and the Bruce Highway, where there are (I shiat you not, for those who've never been along these roads or seen signgeek pages re these roads) road signs actually advising folks to play road trivia games to minimize the risk of road hypnosis. The drive is SO monotonous that people have been known to fall asleep at the wheel and drive off the road, hence the warnings.)
 
2012-12-13 02:29:38 PM  

Tenatra: Profedius: I would speculate that it is more likely a hypnotic effect created by viewing the terrain the road passes through. Let us look for the simplest before we jump to aliens and time travel, but I guess that isn't nearly as fun.

See this post -
Canton: How do you say "highway hypnosis" in Spanish?

I was looking through the car manual of my car (96 Tracker) a few months ago for no reason and came across a page that said Beware of Highway Hypnosis. I had never heard of it before so it amused me at the time.

Highway Hypnosis
/Yea I linked to Wikipedia for lack of a better source offhand.


Yep I have experienced it many times mostly when I drove an 18 wheeler from Des Moines to Colorado Springs and back for a year back in 94. The trip on I-80 through Nebraska is mind numbing and you experience Highway Hypnosis often, but I knew what it was so I wasn't alarmed when I realized I couldn't recall the last 50 miles or more. The only time it is really dangerous is if something happens and you don't snap out of it, because when you are in it you are still working the controls of the vehicle and navigating the slight turns.
 
2012-12-13 03:02:39 PM  
FTFA: Drivers on the 35 km strip between the towns of Lonquimay and Anguil have reported feeling disoriented, then suddenly finding that they've driven several kilometers that they can't remember.

Well how many of us has NOT had that experience?
 
2012-12-13 03:46:43 PM  
My friend lived about an hour from there. I'll have to tell her about this, I'm sure it will be worth a larf.

/Not superstitious
//Neither is she
 
2012-12-13 03:52:56 PM  

puckrock2000: Joel, one of the protagonists of the strange story,

Maybe his bosses didn't like him?


24.media.tumblr.com

Sees what you did there...
 
2012-12-13 03:55:54 PM  

MythDragon: 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. "


"Good news is, the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show a median latency of forty-four point six years, so if you're thirty or older, you're laughing. Worst case scenario, you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator and it makes a happy face."
 
2012-12-13 04:13:54 PM  
you knuckleheads never heard of white line fever?
 
2012-12-13 07:39:19 PM  
Thought that was a reference to cocaine.
 
2012-12-13 09:15:56 PM  
I've only done this once before.
 
2012-12-14 12:03:59 AM  

ObscureNameHere: 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 dicThe Irresponsible Captain: It's crazy, but it should be studied. Often times disproving a wacky non-scientific claim leads to insights in real science. Especially with a nice repeatable experiment.

Many people here have probably hit it on the nose. It's just people zoning out. (But why there?)

I think this might be the reason I wonder about this story. Why there?

 
2012-12-14 12:04:40 AM  
I apologize for my last post being completely incoherent.
 
2012-12-14 12:36:36 AM  

Sexpun T'Come: It's just people zoning out. (But why there?)


It looks like a very farking boring drive. On the highway there is only 1 turn that needs to be made through this section. Farmland and no street lights. Pretty much the other thing you are going to see at night are the lines on the road.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-14 02:56:35 AM  

Tenatra: no street lights


See my post.^
 
2012-12-14 05:03:58 PM  
The last sentence is my favorite: "It's either UFO abductions or mind control gas."

Yep; those are the only logical conclusions!
 
2012-12-15 02:25:55 AM  

authorizeduser: The last sentence is my favorite: "It's either UFO abductions or mind control gas."

Yep; those are the only logical conclusions!



It's pretty ridiculous. They didn't even bother to acknowledge the Loch Ness Monster's likely involvement.
 
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