When I was in college, I bought a 1987 Ford Bronco that was possibly the biggest death trap that I’ve ever driven. The suspension was shot to crap, but of course I didn’t bother getting it taken care of, because that costs money and so does booze – you do the math. One day I was driving down a four-lane road at about 45 mph and I nailed the curb and got up on two wheels for a pretty terrifying few seconds. And none of that pussy crap matters because over in India, they’re riding cars and motorcycles around something called the Well of Death.
Also known as the Mauth Ka Kuan, the Well of Death is a giant circular vertical wall – or well, if you’re unfamiliar with what that is – built from really crappy wood and metal that is apparently somehow strong enough for psychotic daredevils to drive on in circles at ridiculous speeds. I assume the high speeds are to keep them from falling to their deaths. But it might also be to avoid packs of stray dogs. Who knows?
(Via Oddity Central; additional images via MSN)
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