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   While travelling along Argentina's Route 5 you may experience a little time travel. That's normal

13 Dec 2012 10:01 AM   |   15702 clicks   |   io9
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ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
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.

13 Dec 2012 09:06 AM
Vodka Zombie     
That same thing happens to me every time I drive across Indiana.

13 Dec 2012 09:17 AM
make me some tea    [TotalFark]  
The same thing happens to me every time I drive from Vegas to LA.

13 Dec 2012 09:24 AM
Rev.K    [TotalFark]  
"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."

13 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
BigSnatch    [TotalFark]  
Meh, it's just an abundance of street lights.

13 Dec 2012 10:02 AM
imtheonlylp     
Or here in the US, we call it DUI.

13 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
BoxOfBees     
Local UFOstreetlight researchers are warning drivers in the region about "time anomalies"

FTFTFA

13 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
Ecobuckeye     
This sounds like the X-Files pilot.

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13 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
Mirrorz    [TotalFark]  
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.

13 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
Sir Not Sure The Unscannable     

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


Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

13 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
Maud Dib     
It's called "Mescaline".

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13 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
Mad_Radhu     
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."

13 Dec 2012 10:10 AM
Fiction Fan     
Don't worry. They've got time travel experts on the case.

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13 Dec 2012 10:10 AM
Toy_Cop     
I experience this all the time! However that's because I drive stoned, only way to face traffic.

13 Dec 2012 10:11 AM
Vangor     
Make life take Route 5 back! What I am going to do with this?

13 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
Summoner101     
Is this like an Argentinian politician skipping town to be with his US mistress?

13 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
Mad_Radhu     
I missed Rev.K's comment up above,

13 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
Citrate1007     
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?

13 Dec 2012 10:14 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.

13 Dec 2012 10:15 AM
TXEric     
Happens to me every time I drive from DFW to SE KS to visit family.
We call it "Oklahoma".

13 Dec 2012 10:15 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.

13 Dec 2012 10:16 AM
abhorrent1    [TotalFark]  
I'm gonna take that road. First I need to put out a classified ad for someone to come with me though.

13 Dec 2012 10:18 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
While travelling along Argentina's Route 5 you may experience a little time travel become extremely bored.

//seems like that's what's happening.

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
nitefallz     

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
cgraves67     

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
Summoner101     

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
puckrock2000     
Joel, one of the protagonists of the strange story,

Maybe his bosses didn't like him?

13 Dec 2012 10:27 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 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.

13 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
jjwars1     

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:31 AM
I_C_Weener    [TotalFark]  
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13 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
Titanius Anglesmith    [TotalFark]  
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.

13 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
Smelly Pirate Hooker     
It's called drunkenness.

13 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
vodka     
So did the trip really happen if they can't remember it? Maybe they were at the destination the whole time. Whoa

13 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
Kevbo2040     
Translation: people in Argentina are falling asleep at the wheel and blaming aliens.

13 Dec 2012 10:37 AM
Bendal     
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.

13 Dec 2012 10:38 AM
Rev.K    [TotalFark]  

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


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

13 Dec 2012 10:38 AM
black_knight     
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13 Dec 2012 10:40 AM
Stryyder     
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.

13 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
CheetahOlivetti    [TotalFark]  

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
Tenatra     
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.

13 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
Fark-N-Noodle     
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.

13 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
weapon13     
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...

13 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
Bermuda59     
The same thing happens when you drive through Utah

13 Dec 2012 11:02 AM
Roto-Rot     
This is nuts

13 Dec 2012 11:08 AM
FumblingTowardsSanity     
Leaving satisfied!

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


Came here to say this!

13 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
Canton     
How do you say "highway hypnosis" in Spanish?

13 Dec 2012 11:18 AM
PenguinCam     

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,

13 Dec 2012 11:20 AM
MythDragon     
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.

13 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
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. "

13 Dec 2012 11:23 AM
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