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#97 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Welcome to Swindon, where we have a roundabout made of 5 other roundabouts
#284 to #97 - holyknighthun
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#290 to #97 - nastoy
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Ehhhh... how am i supposed to drive in that?
#294 to #97 - tehbomb
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Why   
A normal roundabout with 5 ends would have been fine
Why
A normal roundabout with 5 ends would have been fine
#314 to #294 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
its actually only 4, one of them is no entry
#324 to #97 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?
#332 to #97 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Roundaboutception
#355 to #97 - Risteee
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Oh god it's the boss level of roundabouts
#118 to #97 - learned
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(06/02/2013) [-]
How do you even...uhm..why do you need...uhm...   
So many questions, so few answers...   
   
uhmmm, wouldn't just a regular roundabout do the job?   
   
(Gif shows the transportation ministry at work)
How do you even...uhm..why do you need...uhm...
So many questions, so few answers...

uhmmm, wouldn't just a regular roundabout do the job?

(Gif shows the transportation ministry at work)
#120 to #118 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
this is much more interesting
#124 to #120 - learned
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Perhaps, but it just seems "very practical"
Perhaps, but it just seems "very practical"
#125 to #124 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
It has been voted the worst roundabout in a survey by a UK insurance company, named as one of the World's Worst Junctions by a UK motoring magazine and one of the "10 Scariest Junctions in the United Kingdom by the BBC. However the roundabout has an excellent safety record, since traffic moves too slowly to do serious damage in the event of a collision
#128 to #125 - learned
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(06/02/2013) [-]
HoleyMoley!!!! Gee, never knew that. Thanks for the info, now i can say my name proudly. I LEARNED something!!


(Someone mentioned "learned" in the comments, that's how I got here)
#129 to #128 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
hahaha
#106 to #97 - greenmurderer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
why?
#107 to #106 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
because we can.
#117 to #107 - greenmurderer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
never denied you could
but wouldn't it do just to put in one really big instead of 6 minor ones?
#119 to #117 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
but this is FAAAAAAAAR more interesting
#121 to #119 - greenmurderer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
no further questions
#114 to #97 - karmakoala
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I live in Swindon, part of the reason why I haven't learned to drive yet is because of that ******* thing in the middle.

Also I can't afford it.
#181 to #114 - silentlaugh
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(06/02/2013) [-]
blunsdonite here, its alright when you've been on it a few times
#115 to #114 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
yeah, its daunting.
#335 to #97 - songemot
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(06/02/2013) [-]
2000spooky4000me
#371 to #97 - bulbakip
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(06/02/2013) [-]
>5 round abouts within one giant roundabout
>going clock-wise, cause left lane driving
>manual gear box

Hard-mode for me as an american.
**** that.... lemme try it.
#277 to #97 - nymikemet ONLINE
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(06/02/2013) [-]
#221 to #97 - srapture
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(06/02/2013) [-]
You've been beaten, good sir. Here in Hemel Hempstead, we have six roundabouts around a roundabout. Some might even call it magic... Because that is it's name.
#273 to #221 - ollietweak
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(06/02/2013) [-]
did you hear about the lorry that tried to drive over the middle roundabout, not realizing the river running through the middle
#275 to #273 - srapture
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I did not. That isn't a very clever lorry driver.
I did not. That isn't a very clever lorry driver.
#126 to #97 - swizzll
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(06/02/2013) [-]
He have six roundabouts surrounding one huge roundabout...and you can drive whatever way round you like.
Welcome to Europe
#127 to #126 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
i wish to know where this is
i wish to know where this is
#229 to #126 - srapture
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Another Hemel Hempstead dweller?
Another Hemel Hempstead dweller?
#240 to #229 - swizzll
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(06/02/2013) [-]
A Luton dweller my friend
A Luton dweller my friend
#263 to #240 - srapture
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Lots of scary black people there.
#267 to #263 - swizzll
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Honestly, it's the terrorists, gypsy's, EDL and the chavy white guys you've got to watch out for
#306 to #267 - srapture
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(06/02/2013) [-]
The EDL are so outrageously stupid, and I'm not saying that because I'm some left-winger. There's definitely an immigration problem. But they're just so god damn moronic. I get so much enjoyment from watching videos of them debating things with the cameramen on their little marches.
#286 to #240 - mattyjay
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Berry Park, home o' the *******.
#269 to #240 - ollietweak
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#258 to #229 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
DACORUM / HERTS REPRESENT! I live very near to Hemel Hempstead, used to work down Maylands industrial estate. ******* magic roundabout, poor driving round there but once you've done it a few times its proper easy to drive round. MARLOWES WOOP WOOP! Also what happened to Jarman Park? Sad times.
#270 to #258 - ollietweak
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I used to work at Aquasplash, it's so horrid, needs a major revamp or knock it down!
No one knows when it's going though, well the managers wouldn't let on if they did know anyway!
It's literally the cinema, pizza hut, ice skating and aqua now, everything else shut down
Planning permission had been approved but I believe there was a debate over it!
#285 to #270 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Massive shame about Aqua. I haven't been to a water park like it in years, I must now find out where the next nearest one is to Hemel (and not that poor excuse of one over in Aylesbury). TO THE INTERNET!
#280 to #270 - swizzll
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Damm, i loved that place so much as a kid, but seeing it now its a tip!
#261 to #258 - srapture
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I think they're remodelling all of Leisure World. My brothers girlfriend works there so she has some pictures of the projected plans. They're quite optimistic about the future turnout, having Lamborghinis in the parking lot in one of the pictures. Aqua Splash is becoming some sort of shopping complex I believe, although their has been speculation of a massive Nando's.
#146 to #97 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
It looks like a 5-armed swastika.
Hitler is pleased.

+1thumb
#395 to #146 - jakatackka
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(06/02/2013) [-]
3edgy5me
#111 to #97 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
make that 6 (how did i forget the one in the middle)
#372 to #97 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
What the **** is that? I'm a driver from Manchester and I don't even....
#99 to #97 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
birmingham's spaghetti junction
#108 to #99 - jimjoejohnson
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I used to live in birmingham, and when I was like 3 years old, i always thought the spaghetti junction was made of actual spaghetti, and it was my lifelong dream to eat it.
#110 to #108 - holeymoley
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(06/02/2013) [-]
that's good.

that's ******* funny
#327 to #99 - hotsaws
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Shanghai laughs at that.
#163 to #99 - philm
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I think this just looks confusion from the outside, but when youre driving there, i bet ther are signs and stuff which lead you the right way
#1 - theseventhalias
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(06/01/2013) [-]
and then there is Tokyo...
#54 to #1 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
****, and it's in Japanese too.
#91 to #54 - mishterlusk
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Who'd have thunk it?
#122 to #91 - pabloch
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(06/02/2013) [-]
"Thunk"?
"Thunk"?
#292 to #1 - kotos
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Do you have a problem with my designs?
#41 to #1 - freakeyebilly
Reply +6
(06/02/2013) [-]
Easy as **** *****.
#2 to #1 - snowshark
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(06/01/2013) [-]
#10 - stegosaurusrah
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(06/01/2013) [-]
bitches please. Rome took well over 2000 years to get this confusing.
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#26 to #10 - successfully
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(06/02/2013) [-]
And it's even harder to navigate because everyone just throws on their hazards and parks in the middle of the road.
#78 to #26 - empithree
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I am rome and i confirm that.
it takes a *********** amount of time to get to the other side of the river.
#185 to #78 - stegosaurusrah
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(06/02/2013) [-]
troppo vero. c'e da suicidarsi a volte
#90 to #78 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Hi Rome, I never thought I'd get the chance to speak to an entire city
#109 to #90 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Dude ask him will he be in the new fast and furious
#144 to #109 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
At the end of the runway.
#342 to #10 - heisenberger
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(06/02/2013) [-]
well it wasn't built in a day
#89 to #10 - angelmaycry
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(06/02/2013) [-]
And we can't build underground metro because, each time we dig, we find something ancient and we've to stop...
#171 to #89 - imnotkickthecat
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(06/02/2013) [-]
#RomanLegacyProblems
#58 - europe
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I was in London once for a week, I had little trouble finding everything but the odd thing was that a police officer couldn't give me any directions.
#80 to #58 - oikake
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Always ask a taxi driver.

In London they do an exam to prove they have The Knowledge.

And yes it is officially capitalised
#167 to #80 - suiker
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Capitalising 'The Knowledge' makes it look like 'The Knowledge' is some sort of ancient magic power or something
#210 to #167 - oikake
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(06/02/2013) [-]
oh, but it does!!!
#137 to #80 - learned
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(06/02/2013) [-]
ye, taxi drivers are supposed to know basically all the streets. I personally don't know why would someone bother to study the whole city just to become a taxi driver....
#139 to #137 - oikake
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Well it's not just streets, they learn the fastest routes and stuff, the exam is actually really hard. But ensures a high standard without sat navs
#320 to #80 - anisbanana
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(06/02/2013) [-]
You got that advice from a post from like 2 years ago didnt you
You got that advice from a post from like 2 years ago didnt you
#289 to #80 - kernelstack
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Cool stuff. I once read somewhere that those driving the black cabs actually train a part of the brain related to spatial awareness (or something like that) so hard, the brain actually physically grows around that area.

#279 to #80 - Maadmann
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(06/02/2013) [-]
"The Knowledge" sounds like some sort of order in The Elder Scrolls
#276 to #80 - kaitheguy
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(06/02/2013) [-]
hahaaha

"The Knowledge"

is it some kind of super power or some ****?
#237 to #80 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Isn't that test just for drivers of black cabs as they aren't allowed to use GPS?
#4 - wutzittooya
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I actually enjoy the non-linear approach to how cities are laid out. Cities that reflect how New York is portrayed in this photo are, to me, boring and typical. Sure, cities that have winding, intersecting roads are much more difficult to navigate but in all honesty, I find that it's more interesting to have the London/Boston styled roadways and that it is worth the time it would take to learn your way around the city. Just my thoughts.
#47 to #4 - epicx ONLINE
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Just leave Manhatten then, the rest of New York can get very confusing. Also once you get below like Canal Street in Mahatten, it gets pretty confusing. But if you haven't experienced it, standing at grand central and looking up 5th, or seeing the sun rise or set down a street, it is a pretty cool sight. Its because there are tall buildings on either sides of the streets and nothing at the end.
#50 to #4 - sockprague
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(06/02/2013) [-]
You think that till you actually visit there...
#361 to #4 - mrswagly
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Efficiency over scenery, man.
#136 to #4 - learned
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(06/02/2013) [-]
But a pain in the ass when you're in a hurry to a place you've never been to.
#5 to #4 - mads [OP]
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I agree. The main issue with London is the road users. I mean they will literally run you over if you get in their way. They don't stop for you. Nor do they care about ramming the back of your car in traffic. But the roads themselves are interesting
#6 to #4 - snowshark
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(06/01/2013) [-]
Personally I'd say the roadways (I.E. urban engineering) of a city reflects it's personality. New York is functional and was built specifically to be that way, hence it is built in blocks. Cities like London on the other hand are far older and they were built using different techniques. The roads wind around because the city constantly has grown outwards over the course of the past few thousand years (Yes, London is about 2000 years old.).

Although, an interesting fact is that there are two Londons. One of them is London, the original city of Londinium that was built by the Romans as a trading port that grew rich and powerful within its own walls. The other is the city of Westminster which was built slightly up the river to London in an attempt to leech the trade away from London which is immune to most UK laws and the monarch even needs to ask permission from the Lord Mayor of London to enter.

Unfortunately, even though westminster eventually grew so large it completely surrounded London, London was still the most successful city and Westminster eventually ended up being called London as well.

Such are the quirks you encounter when dealing with a 2 millennium old civilisation.
#278 to #6 - CapnInterwebz
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Hooray for learning!
Hooray for learning!
#45 to #6 - halor
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(06/02/2013) [-]
didn't most of London burn to the ground back in the 1600's?
#52 to #45 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
We're due another culling soon.
#160 - roowal
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(06/02/2013) [-]
L'Eixample in Barcelona is organized as ****.
#282 to #160 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
CATALUNYA, **** YEAH!
#338 to #160 - muppethead
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(06/02/2013) [-]
That diagonal road is really bothering me...
#387 to #338 - roowal
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Fun Fact: It's actually called diagonal avenue
#271 to #160 - masterboll
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#188 to #160 - stuartbewbzz
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(06/02/2013) [-]
10/10 would commute to.
#61 - delivering
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Well, European cities are much older than American cities, and thus were not built with a plan from the start.
All those cities just....kinda happened.
#62 to #61 - Blasphemer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Every time I go trough traffic in my city I think to myself:
Someone should burn this city to the ground and remake it.

Location: Everywhere in Europe.
#70 to #62 - victorkoot
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Yeah mayby you just forgot about all the old cultural buildings that you don't have in America (or wherever you are from). I can't find my way in Florence, Venice and Rome lets burn those cities down derp derp.
#392 to #70 - Blasphemer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Oh yea, "forgot" about that.

Well, take a picture first, then burn it down.
#66 to #62 - delivering
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Oh, they did burn a lot of them to the ground, multiple times.

However, when they rebuilt them, they used the same foundations, because ain't nobody got time to dig all those up and place new ones.
#200 - hlcptr
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Well, we europeans started building roads when "americans" still lived in tipis.Here, every street has its history. You just drew yours up on a sheet of paper and numbered them.
#281 to #200 - CapnInterwebz
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Such is life when a large population moves to a singular point on the globe.

Also, most cities on the American east coast were founded and initially drawn up by European settlers.
#379 to #200 - kahandran
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I live in America and my entire life I thought it was "teepee's."
I was going to point out that you were wrong but I googled it first and now feel like an idiot.
#202 to #200 - internetrage
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(06/02/2013) [-]
BEFORE tipis even. the captain of the titanic lived on my road
#203 to #202 - brenton
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(06/02/2013) [-]
How is the Titanic era considered "before tipis"?
#205 to #203 - internetrage
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(06/02/2013) [-]
unrelated statements bro. i was agreeing with what hlcptr said
#207 to #205 - brenton
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Got it. My apologies.
#216 to #202 - rdunc
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(06/02/2013) [-]
do you live in liverpool?
#217 to #216 - internetrage
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(06/02/2013) [-]
nope, southampton

"On 13 January 1887, Smith married Sarah Eleanor Pennington at St Oswalds church, Winwick, Cheshire. Their daughter, Helen Melville Smith, was born in Waterloo, Liverpool on Saturday 2 April 1898. The family lived in an imposing red brick, twin-gabled house, named "Woodhead", on Winn Road, Highfield, Southampton."
#218 to #217 - rdunc
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(06/02/2013) [-]
oh cool, my mums friends actually lives in waterloo in the house he lived (they have a plaque and everything) i was just asking because it would be awesome if there was another funnyjunker in my hometown
#219 to #218 - internetrage
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(06/02/2013) [-]
oh i see! liverpool fan?
#220 to #219 - rdunc
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(06/02/2013) [-]
back when i was into football i was, but to be honest i havent followed it in about 6 years.
#225 to #220 - internetrage
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(06/02/2013) [-]
**** it have this anyway
**** it have this anyway
#227 to #225 - rdunc
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(06/02/2013) [-]
hahaha gracias amigo, im always looking for new gifs for my reaction folder
#253 to #200 - inamerica
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(06/02/2013) [-]
We apparently didn't like that "history" and said **** off! And in America, numbers are kick ass and always equal out to freedom!

in America!
#231 - iamwillygean
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Boston has so many road so people don't get slowed down because of Marathons and can find a scenic rout   
   
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Boston has so many road so people don't get slowed down because of Marathons and can find a scenic rout

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#19 - AliCattLovee
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(06/02/2013) [-]
My home town, in the pink border
#22 to #19 - dashgamer
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#85 to #22 - bummerdrummer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
MFW This content
#33 to #22 - callan
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I care!
I care!
#55 to #33 - grimagination
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(06/02/2013) [-]
this gif has been the cause of sleepless nights in the past
#35 to #33 - dashgamer
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Look at how much I care.