- Report finds some users can’t opt out of Facebook’s face recognition Monday 7:27 PM
- Get emotional over this real-life pastor baptizing an anime girl in virtual reality Monday 6:53 PM
- Twitter wants to know what Jack in the Box did to offend Kim Kardashian Monday 6:38 PM
- ‘Game of Thrones’ meme claims King’s Landing is an ‘inside job’ Monday 6:06 PM
- Report: Personal data of 49 million Instagram influencers exposed online Monday 4:57 PM
- ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 trailer teases a wet, hot American summer Monday 4:02 PM
- What Daenerys’ biggest ‘Game of Thrones’ scenes have in common with Nazi propaganda Monday 3:12 PM
- Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in June Monday 2:11 PM
- Where did Jon Snow go? Unpacking the ‘Game of Thrones’ ending Monday 2:04 PM
- So, did anyone actually win ‘Game of Thrones’? Monday 1:29 PM
- The surprising religious subtext of ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Monday 12:53 PM
- Robin Arryn got hot—and the internet is seriously shook Monday 12:40 PM
- Tana Mongeau is going to VidCon a year after TanaCon disaster Monday 12:12 PM
- What have 2020 Democrats said about Alabama’s abortion ban? Monday 11:36 AM
- People keep throwing milkshakes at the U.K.’s far-right politicians Monday 11:10 AM
A Massachusetts man drove his car into a pond while following the directions of his GPS.
Daniel Alley, our ill-fated driver, was transporting a passenger down Lake Road (kind of a tip off, you would think) at around 1:30am ET, according to Fox 25 Boston.
Alley told police he was using the GPS because he was unfamiliar with the area, and when it told him to continue straight, he complied. Straight turned out to be Swan Pond, and he plunged right in.
When police arrived the vehicle was about 100 feet off the shore, and almost completely submerged. Police discovered that Alley’s license had been revoked, and Fox reported that “he was cited with operating a motor vehicle with a revoke license.”
Luckily both Alley and his passenger were fine. The fire department began working to remove the car from the pond shortly after arriving on-scene.
We’ve all been there. Sometimes the electronic voice will direct you onto an undesired toll road, or on an unnecessarily convoluted route. If you are directionally challenged, like me, the risk is usually worth the reward. I couldn’t find my way home from the grocery if not for my GPS, so if the only risk is the potential for a surprise dip in the local lake, it’s one I’m willing to take.
H / T the Comeback
Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.