today i learned – tues 11th sept 2018

remember when i brought you that awesome fact about car jumping? πŸ™ŒπŸ» yep, this is another of those πŸ‘πŸ»

#tdil there’s a town in alaska that likes to launch cars off a cliff … why not?? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

okay, so, it isn’t quite the same as the car jumping championships, but it was sold to me as a similar thing, so i’ve stuck it in the same boat πŸ˜‚

unlike car jumping, people don’t remain in the cars (because cliff) but the cars do get some serious air time 😏 … but yeah, the difference is the whole ‘launching off a cliff thing’ πŸ™ˆ

the little alaskan town in question is called ‘glacier view’ and the launching of cars is how they’ve celebrated the 4th july every year since 2005.

and why do they do this? well, they live in a part of the world that tends to have 24 hour sunlight … meaning that they can’t exactly launch any fireworks 😒 instead, they decided to go full top gear and launch cars in the valley instead πŸ™ŒπŸ»

as you can imagine, the spectacle gains a pretty good crowd from the town and surround areas 😏 … who doesn’t want to see a car towed to 50mph and launched into a 300ft deep valley?!

what a time to be alive! the world is a simple fantastic place πŸ˜‚ i really really want to go see this! who’s with me? 😎

byyeeee πŸ˜— #tdil

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i feel like this fact was both useless but awesome 🀨 meh, i enjoyed 😝 fancy learning something else? just take a gander ->here<-

(images! the header is from youtube πŸ˜€)

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