Wrong Place, Wrong Time

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published March 8, 2016

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

(1) Neighbors in Inola, Oklahoma, complained in December and January about a Union Pacific train that had been parked "for weeks" while tracks up ahead were under repair. Not only does the train block a traffic intersection, it triggers the ringing of the crossing signal. "It's annoying, yeah," said one resident, apparently a master of understatement.

(2) At a ski resort in western Vorarlberg, Austria, recently, as the ski lift was temporarily stopped (to address a problem elsewhere on the lift), one occupied lift basket came to rest directly in front of the industrial-strength artificial-snowmaking machine, drenching the two passengers in a several-minutes-long blizzard (of which, yes, Internet video exists). [KTUL-TV (Tulsa), 1-8-2016] [The Local (Vienna), 1-8-2016]

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