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ToSeek
2008-Mar-14, 02:49 AM
http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/

Note California, Iowa, and Maryland, among others.

01101001
2008-Mar-14, 03:28 AM
Someone likes woowoos. Nevada and New Mexico.

jrkeller
2008-Mar-14, 04:03 AM
Someone likes woowoos. Nevada and New Mexico.


You ToSeeked me on that.

sarongsong
2008-Mar-14, 05:31 AM
Hawaii (http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/landing.aspx?site_id=70&sort_order=0)'s happyface spider :)
...Why are they now in danger of extinction by alien species?...

EndeavorRX7
2008-Mar-14, 06:18 AM
I think it's an ET laughing at us!

Anyway, U-Haul is so smart plastering those things on their truck. I would never notice one on the road if not. They even have us talking about it here!

Noclevername
2008-Mar-14, 06:26 AM
The Colorado one looks cool.

I think the Iowa one has a typo-- what are "crop files", and how can they hide a glacier, let alone a crater?

Jeff Root
2008-Mar-14, 06:50 AM
Noclevername,

It's "crop fields", which are planted in soil deposited on top of the crater
by glaciers about 10,000 years ago. The crater is buried very deep.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Noclevername
2008-Mar-14, 07:14 AM
A crater 24 miles in diameter lies hidden by glacial sediment under crop files centered in Pocahontas County. What effects did the impact of an enormous meteor have on Iowa?

Ruined their spellcheck? ;)

hhEb09'1
2008-Mar-14, 09:07 AM
The Colorado one looks cool. And definitely another astronomy one! :)

NEOWatcher
2008-Mar-14, 12:12 PM
...It's "crop fields", which are planted in soil deposited on top of the crater by glaciers about 10,000 years ago...
I didn't even get to the small print (or description page) to mis-read it. I thought it was under a mansion.


Someone likes woowoos. Nevada and New Mexico.
Apparently; that was (sort of) thier intent for this series according to the about page (http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/about.aspx).


Later in 1997, the exciting "Venture Across America (http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/default.aspx)" campaign began. It ushered in a whole new campaign created around mystery and mystery revealed. These SuperGraphics deal with subject matter that is less well known nationally and internationally, yet which plays a huge role in the local area where it is based. U-Haul realized these SuperGraphics would be a great way to convey these locally popular subjects to all of North America.

I guess that explains Ohio...

mike alexander
2008-Mar-14, 06:31 PM
My favorite has always been Illinois and the Tully Monster.

novaderrik
2008-Mar-15, 04:36 AM
there's only 43 states now?
they couldn't even have someone draw a picture of a big ball of twine and write "Minnesota" on it...

Frantic Freddie
2008-Mar-15, 04:47 AM
Someone likes woowoos. Nevada and New Mexico.

Hey,it brings in lotsa money,we're OK with that :D

Paranoia
2008-Mar-15, 04:59 AM
Wow those are great I love the South Carolina Submarine.

mugaliens
2008-Mar-15, 09:54 AM
Wow those are great I love the South Carolina Submarine.

I found this quote strange: "Using revolutionary technology ahead of its time, the H.L. Hunley inspired international submarine designs for decades. What caused her to mysteriously sink in 1864?"

Yeah, I dunno. Water? A leak, perchance?

01101001
2008-Jul-12, 12:41 AM
The BA discovers Iowa.

BA Blog: Hauliní asteroid in Iowa (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/07/11/haulin-asteroid-in-iowa/)


But whatís totally cool is they put an equation ó an actual equation! ó on the van [...]

How hawesome is that? I didnít know what the terms in the equation are for (this ainít my bag, baby) so I asked my buddy Dan Durda, about whom I have talked extensively in the past.