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(io9)   While travelling along Argentina's Route 5 you may experience a little time travel. That's normal   ( divider line
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15740 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Dec 2012 at 10:01 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-13 09:17:13 AM  
3 votes:
That same thing happens to me every time I drive across Indiana.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-13 09:06:33 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:06:09 AM  
2 votes:
This sounds like the X-Files pilot.
2012-12-13 09:24:14 AM  
2 votes:
The same thing happens to me every time I drive from Vegas to LA.
2012-12-14 12:36:36 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-12-13 12:59:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:44:53 PM  
1 vote:
2012-12-13 12:32:45 PM  
1 vote:
I've driven in Argentina.

Time travel is the least of your worries.

They drive with NO RULES
2012-12-13 11:22:02 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:18:08 AM  
1 vote:
How do you say "highway hypnosis" in Spanish?
2012-12-13 10:46:39 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:42:40 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:33:00 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-13 10:27:26 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:21:36 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:21:24 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:18:35 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:07:31 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:04:04 AM  
1 vote:
Or here in the US, we call it DUI.
2012-12-13 09:53:10 AM  
1 vote:
"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."
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