Female hitchhikers in popular culture are often portrayed showing a little leg in order to attract a ride, but a new French study shows this is the wrong approach and gives new meaning to those "Nevada or Bust" signs.
Brandon Farmer, 24, of Washington Court House, Ohio acted on a friend's bet and jumped onto the back of semi truck stopped at a light. Ten miles later, he phoned police to rescue him. Alcohol was involved. (Thanks Thomas!) [MSNBC]
Back in the 40s, a woman could strip down to her undies in an attempt to catch a lift from a passing motorist, with nothing to fear but the baton of a disapproving police officer.
You know how neighborhood kids keep jumping onto your car's rear bumper and hitching a free ride? Doesn't it get you steamed when you see their grinning faces in your rearview, smug in the knowledge that they're stealing your hard-earned engine sap? These days, you'll probably have to rely on the fact that bumpers are…