As I was driving home from my BUS_501 exam (which took two hours, 1.25h for solving, and 0.75h for checking ;), I saw yet another pickup with the bed full of snow. Granted, the drivers probably think that the extra weight helps out with rear wheel drive, but all I can see is the aftermath of an accident.

If they have a front-end collision, the cab is going to be accordioned by whatever the truck ran into, and the several hundred pounds of snow in the truck bed. If that effect didn't kill you, then the following avalanche probably would. The snow will rush forward, compress the cab and then spill up and over through the window into the cab compartment, just as you're conveniently being propped right up by your air bag. If you survived being smooshed between the air bag and the snow, then the snow just drove your head into the steering wheel.

Anyone know when they first started using brake lights in cars? I don't, and my interface to google doesn't, either.
They are a pretty cool invention, as it's a lot easier to detect a new light source, than to detect a change in velocity relative to your velocity (I wonder how many accidents had to occur before someone had that bright idea ;).

I wouldn't wish this on anyone. They're waiting for the bomb to drop.

From a Library of Congress exhibit