Amazing photo of corn-laden truck from Somalia

posted by Jason Kottke Sep 26, 2003

Amazing photo of corn-laden truck from Somalia.

Reader comments

steveSep 26, 2003 at 4:30PM

Amazing scene, yes, amazing photo? No way.

JaimeSep 26, 2003 at 8:59PM

1. Is any of that corn still edible?
2. Is that Optimus Prime?

R.Sep 27, 2003 at 10:53AM

If it's Optimus Prime, he's really let himself go.

plotSep 28, 2003 at 5:35PM

robots in disguise indeed.

JSSep 29, 2003 at 12:44AM

I believe it - I've seen some pretty wild overloading in Africa.

JSSep 29, 2003 at 12:46AM

Cocoa trucks in ghana - they overload & then queue up behind hills to wait for the traffic police to go home.

PeteSep 29, 2003 at 6:02PM

It looks to me like a big scary corn monster eating the van.
I'm gonna have nightmares tonight.

JamesSep 29, 2003 at 8:20PM

Yes, of course its a hoax. Reuters decided that their reputation as one of the worlds largest & best press agencies was worth putting on the line to forge a photo of a truck laden with corn.

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