How a Mass Whale Graveyard Ended Up Beneath a South American Highway

Connecting Alaska to Argentina, the Pan-American Highway runs some 30,000 miles north to south. Construction to widen the highway briefly stopped, however, to make way for dead whales back in 2010, when workers digging through a remote stretch of the Chilean desert found a huge trove of bones millions of years old.… » 2/27/14 12:40pm 2/27/14 12:40pm

5 of the Worst Traffic Jams in History

When not being used for poorly thought-out political revenge, traffic jams are making the lives of commuters suck on a daily basis. But sometimes, bad traffic can get spectacularly bad—even worse than fake traffic study bad. In honor of those times, we've collected some of the worst traffic jams in history. » 1/13/14 9:42am 1/13/14 9:42am

18-Wheeler Crashes, Spills Hundreds of Bottles of Champagne on Highway

Take a look around you—because you will never forget where you were the day you heard about the Champagne Massacre of '13. Yesterday, Wednesday September 18 at around 2:30 pm, a truck filled to the brim with bubbly fell over, split open, and got I-395 in Connecticut absolutely wasted. » 9/19/13 12:13pm 9/19/13 12:13pm

Highway Motorists Confuse Military Drone With UFO, Cause Twitter…

When this happened in Kansas in broad daylight, people gathered along the road to watch in awe what they thought could be a UFO transported by the military. Yesterday evening the same scene caused a frenzy in Washington DC's highways. » 6/14/12 12:40pm 6/14/12 12:40pm

Japan fixed this quake-damaged road in just six days

Japan's world-class transportation infrastructure couldn't withstand this month's 9.0-magnitutde quake, but their construction teams are still amazing. This stretch of highway was repaired in just six days by a Herculean road crew. This is the triumph of Japanese engineering. [Jalopnik] » 3/24/11 3:18pm 3/24/11 3:18pm