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  1. #1
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    Woman Drives for 900 Miles Instead of 90 Thanks to GPS Error

    I've read plenty of crazy GPS stories, but this has to be the craziest of them all: a 67-year-old woman drove for 900 miles over the course of two days because of a GPS error combined with her complete lack of attention. Her actual destination was only 90 miles away.

    The woman, 67-year-old Sabine Moreau, started her journey in her home town of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium. She wanted to pick up a friend at a train station in Brussels, just 93 miles north from her point of origin. But instead, she turned on her GPS, which told her to drive south, taking her turn by turn all the way down to Zagreb, in Croatia. Instead of a couple hours in the car, she spent a couple days to cover the 900 miles that separates both points in Europe.

    During Sabine's odyssey, she stopped two times to get gas, slept for a few hours on the side of the road, and even suffered a minor car accident. How the hell did this happen without her noticiting? She knows it sounds weird, but she was distracted, she said:

    I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn't in Belgium anymore.

    Yes, Dorothy, you weren't in Belgium anymore. But as hilarious and zany this may seem, her son wasn't very amused. After a day, he alerted the police, who started a fruitless search. Obviously, not everything is right in Sabine's head or her GPS.
    She went from Belgium to Germany to Austria to Slovenia to Croatia without noticing.

    http://gizmodo.com/5975787/woman-dri...s-to-gps-error

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    so to summarize, this lady is stupid
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    Women drivers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    so to summarize, this lady is stupid
    Not even sure if that's the right word.

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    Once, I drove to McDonalds instead of In-N-Out.
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    how the hell can u be that distracted
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    At least she got to have a road trip through Europe. Not too many people can say that.

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    Not sure how she could be distracted when she would have to fill up her car tank probably twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    so to summarize, this lady is stupid
    I cannot believe this is true, what a moron

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    I feel bad for the friend waiting at the train station........

    The driver is a complete idiot.
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    we have found dumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    so to summarize, this lady is stupid
    Yes it was confirmed she was indeed an American.

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    Did she notice the poor gas mileage? I mean, 2+ tanks of gas for a 90 mile trip must have been insane.

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    She must be 'Murican.

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