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Don't park your car over a pile of leaves

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pa, May 11, 2007.

  1. 151665469-O.
    NIKON D200    ---    28mm    f/4.0    1/1500s    ISO 400

    Nope, it was not me. I pass this spot almost every day on my daily walk. On April 16 (yes, that day), we had terrible winds all day, which deposited a huge pile of leaves here where people often park to walk the trail. One day last week, there was a large blackened area here as you see, and remains of a car.

    I have heard no details, but I surmise that some poor (read dumb) soul parked on the leaf pile, went merrily away for their walk, and returned to find a charred mass where the car was left.

    Catalytic converters do get HOT.
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  2. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    so do lit cigs thrown carelessly by people every day.
  3. I remember driving down to Tech on one of my return visits. As I approached the Tappan Zee bridge in NY, there were plastic grocery bags about 1/2" deep all over the road. I always remembered my Dad saying "if you drive over a bag, look to see if it comes out behind. If not, look for it stuck to your car."

    I had at least 4 bags spot-welded to my cat when I pulled over in NJ for gas. That smelled LOVELY! :rolleyes: 
  4. I would have to go with this.
  5. :biggrin: :confused: 
  6. I think she means "catalytic converter".:wink:
  7. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    oh, well I did have 1 plastic bag welded to my CAT converter too, takes forever to burn that crap up, stunk for I don't know how long!
  8. billg71


    May 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I've got 4 cats, wonder how many bags I could weld on them before they ran off?:wink: :wink:

  9. Here's the explanation from the lady living closest to the event:

    The details were that a group of university kids were out on the fire
    road, at night, to "read some poetry." This struck me as simultaneously
    true and implaubible. Fact of the matter was, we could fine no debris of
    an order that countered this explanation!

    What happened was that someone in their car, got stuck in the dry leaves,
    sparked a fire and got out rather than burn up. John and I heard their
    voices, came out and stood until the officials from fire and rescue
    finally came. (That took about twenty minutes.)

    (Lots of spelling and grammatical errors there, but I heard that this lady had a stroke recently.)
  10. I can't stop laughing...............the mental image is killing me!!! :biggrin:

    Hmmm.........I have one Siamese and LOTS of grocery bags!!!!!!! :tongue:
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