I've heard of road-line painting crews not bothering to move roadkill out of the way. But I hadn't heard before of a paving crew simply paving over a dead animal instead of moving it.
For some pics of roadkill painted over see: improbable research
Allentown Morning Call - Aug 22, 1996
Allentown Morning Call - Sep 14, 1996
A fad in the early 1970s. I can't find them available for sale anywhere now, however.
A popular publicity stunt for selling cars during the 1960s.
Philadelphia Inquirer - July 10, 1968
Louisville Courier-Journal - Nov 12, 1965
Marion Star - June 17, 1965
Lebanon Daily News - Oct 7, 1968
Cincinnati Enquirer - May 7, 1969
"The nightmare of traffic jams. On a street in New York City, the postal clerk George A. Compton, immobilized with his car in a traffic jam, after an exasperating wait went berserk. He got out of the car and took off his shoes and started to climb the river of cars, leaping easily from car to car."
"Will cities be like this? Here's how the problem of traffic in cities could be lightened, if not completely solved: tiny single-seater cars that occupy a small area."
Source: La Domenica del Corriere
- December 16, 1962 (via ebay
How the heck did that tub get out there, and how's that naked gal going to get home?
And without plumbing, will she fill it, pail by pail, with seawater?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Original ad here.
Briefly experimented with in 1969 as a way to motivate U.S. troops in Vietnam to stay alert, fight better, and avoid casualties. The idea was that combat would be turned into a game. Each platoon was awarded points for enemy troops killed, weapons captured, and rice caches discovered. But they lost points if they suffered any battle casualties. The winning platoon would receive two or three days off at a rest center.
Troops hated the stay-alert game, so it was quickly mothballed.
Appleton Post-Crescent - May 5, 1969