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30th Jan 2015, 04:54


Terrifying video of lampposts swaying in snowstorm captured by Lincolnshire motorist | Lincolnshire Echo (http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Terrifying-video-lampposts-swaying-snowstorm/story-25943875-detail/story.html)

30th Jan 2015, 05:10
Not scary Probes - those lampposts are just
metronomically dancing to the driver's radio
music. :)

30th Jan 2015, 05:32
"Vortex shedding can drive the chimney into violent oscillations that can damage or destroy the chimney."

Vortex shedding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_shedding)

Krystal n chips
30th Jan 2015, 05:34


Erm, not really, in fact, that's nowt as they say. ;)

I take it you've never "enjoyed the delights" of the M62 then, which makes you a very fortunate lady. True, on a good day, say in the middle of June on a Sunday morning at about 0400hrs, it can be quite enjoyable and very scenic....the remaining 360 odd days of the year however.

That, and you can get plenty of time to enjoy the views, depending on where the gridlock occurs.

If you really want scary however, note the County from where the video poster comes from....Lincolnshire. Life outside the County can be "confusing" for many of the born and bred residents...hence the video.

For anybody driving in Lincs, it becomes an exercise in survival. The County has a road traffic accident / fatality rate that keeps the emergency services and undertakers more than gainfully employed.

The Lincs driving "concept" is that the driver is the only driver on the road, speed limits do not exist and road signs / markings have no relevance.

To put this in perspective, one of my BiL's was a Traffic Officer in a neighbouring County. When he freely admitted he was almost scared $%%less when driving in his private car in the County, this may give you some idea as to what "scary" means.

30th Jan 2015, 05:51
Jeezzz, what a bunch of purists! :) OK, I'll undo scary from the OP. :E

and let's have the swinging bridge, then, as well. Not scary, mind you!


30th Jan 2015, 06:07
You want scary Probes?

You REALLY want scary?

I'll show ya scary! :bored:


30th Jan 2015, 06:41
:ouch: ok, that clears you of being a purist, but still implies resonance? :8

30th Jan 2015, 12:32

Although both of your videos depict some rather interesting moments, albeit concerning ones, the only thing which I have ever felt swing, or sway, which really had me reaching for my parachute was the one time I was on the observation deck of Tower 1 of the old World Trade Center (before the terrorists took it down, the bas****s) during a day of high winds and even higher gusts.

There's something unnerving about standing at the top of such an immense building, looking out as far as one can see, and to feel that building subtly swaying from side to side under your feet. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Where's my parachute?!!!

30th Jan 2015, 13:15
Will you ever go over a level crossing again?


Without looking both ways?

Loose rivets
30th Jan 2015, 14:25
Better late than never. Sharp riding on the part of that motorcyclist.