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(Twitter)   Oh nothing, just a colony of tumbleweeds racing to their breeding grounds to procreate   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-07-29 3:06:32 PM  
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They are procreating.  Tumbling is how they spread their seeds.
 
2021-07-29 3:40:17 PM  
7 votes:
My very first time in California. Many years ago. I was driving north from Palm Springs. One rolled across the road in front of me. It's diameter was as wide as my car. i had never seen one before except in cartoons. I had no idea they could get that big.
 
2021-07-29 1:32:52 PM  
6 votes:
Where they end up.
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2021-07-29 4:07:39 PM  
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Tumbleweed is a generic behavioral name. Many different species of plants can form tumble weeds.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblew​e​ed

Often the word really means the invasive  Kali tragus -  the "Russian thistle".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_tr​a​gus
a still green and growing plant.
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2021-07-29 7:12:32 PM  
6 votes:
'Tumbleweed tornado' filmed in Washington state
Youtube cZhddWaog84
 
2021-07-29 4:08:53 PM  
2 votes:
I'm so excited for the new Critters movie!
 
2021-07-29 6:00:21 PM  
2 votes:
City Slickers (7/11) Movie CLIP - A Song With Curly (1991) HD
Youtube 2ATYV1LOIH4
 
2021-07-29 3:53:51 PM  
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NotThatGuyAgain: They are procreating.  Tumbling is how they spread their seeds


looks like '70s style procreating, iykwimaityd.  but yeah, i saw that in a documentary- so interesting!  but i didn't know they piled up on homes like a northern winter snow, that's a crazy sight.
 
2021-07-29 6:06:47 PM  
1 vote:
Even more fun is a couple hundred of them swirling in a dust devil, in the middle of an Interstate. I'm glad cellphones weren't around then or dozens of tourists would have stopped on the highway to record them.
 
2021-07-30 6:14:49 AM  
1 vote:
One time I was waiting at a red light and a tumbleweed rolled right through the crosswalk in front of me.

Although the sign read "Walk" and not "Roll", it still had the right of way.
 
2021-07-30 5:05:06 PM  
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Excelsior: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Excelsior: Closed_Minded_Bastage: FarkingChas: My very first time in California. Many years ago. I was driving north from Palm Springs. One rolled across the road in front of me. It's diameter was as wide as my car. i had never seen one before except in cartoons. I had no idea they could get that big.

Try dodging them while riding a Honda 750. Hwy 58 just north of Edwards AFB in the Mojave Desert. Hundreds of them crossing the road.

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If it's just one or two, there is no need to dodge them at all. They are fragile, weigh next to nothing, and completely crumble when you hit them with a car. They are too light to do any direct damage

Plowing right through isn't nearly the amount of fun as dodging them.

Swirving "for fun" isn't the goal when you're sharing a freeway where other cars may be driving next to you.


Wasn't sharing the road, wasn't a freeway, knew what the hell I was doing.

Spoil sport.
 
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