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Molting cars are cool

Jason Werling • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

As you can guess, a photojournalist has to drive around town quite a bit from assignment to assignment. We see quite a bit as we're out on the roads including bad drivers, a lot of road kill, and more red lights than I care to mention. On a side note...there are always more red lights on a breaking news assignment than there are for a scheduled event.

My new favorite thing from the past couple days is the shedding of a sheet of ice from various cars as they are getting up to speed on a major road like 250. Out of nowhere in normal traffic, a shell peels off the hood or the front of a car and flies into the air and disintegrates on the pavement below.

I realize that people should exercise safety and get as much snow and ice off of their vehicles before hitting the roads, but man is it fun to watch. I am only condoning ice sheets flying off of cars and trucks with assured clear distance.

I know....I need a hobby.

Register photo/JASON WERLING My lame attempt at getting ice flying off of a car Thursday on U.S. 250.

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