Drunk Drivers Can Hit Anything, And Will

Imagine the Sahara desert. A vast, arid sandbox with limited plant life. And the Tenere is a region of the southern Sahara with an extremely hot and dry climate and even more limited plant life. But up until 1973, there was a lonely acacia tree known as the Tree of Ténéré (L’Arbre du Ténéré). Being so isolated, the tree became a landmark on caravan routes and earned a place on most maps of the area. It stood for decades as a beacon for weary travelers, until a drunk driver knocked it down. Yup, the only tree in the entire region and the drunk managed to hit it. In remembrance to what was once considered to be the most isolated tree on Earth, a metal pole was put in its place. You'll need a translator for The Story but the pictures are fairly self-explanatory.
     Posted By: Nethie - Mon May 18, 2009
     Category: History | Nature | 1970s | Africa | Alcohol

I love how they put a metal pole in its place. You're right Expat, they really should have planted a new one.
Posted by Nethie on 05/18/09 at 03:14 PM
Ooo so you admit it was you! Was it your idea to put a pole there, too? Did you think strippers were going to run out from behind the rocks?
Posted by Nethie on 05/18/09 at 04:52 PM
No one's hit the pole yet?
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 05/19/09 at 07:09 AM
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