Globe-Trotting Banana Car Survived Yesterday's Deadly Storms Under a Tarp in Dallas

First, a bit of background. There's a giant banana-shaped car making its way across the country right now. It's official name is the Big Banana Car, and it's the brainchild of a Brit named Steve Braithwaite who, along with his brother, is "making a documentary film about building a huge banana car and then driving it around the world." Their stated mission is to build awareness of deep vein thrombosis, which killed their mother.

The Braithwaites had the misfortune of arriving in Dallas on Wednesday, just as last night's deadly storms were beginning to roll through. Bad timing, to be sure, but they covered the car -- which somehow manages to seat four -- in their trusty silver tarp and rode out the storm.

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They're on the road toward Tulsa right now, leaving us only with fond memories ("I thought I was hallucinating," Ron, our tech guy, says of his sighting) and one eternal question: "The world is a wonderful and amazing place and what better way to see it than from the comfort of a large banana?"

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