Here's Another SUV-Defeating Rock. Does Your Town Have One? Let Us Know.

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Shortly after I laid out my argument for why the SUV-defeating rock in Omaha, Nebraska is, in fact, a hero rock, a tipster from Columbus, Ohio, sent in evidence of their own hero rock.

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“We have a similar boulder,” the tipster wrote in, who asked to remain anonymous, “and it’s nearly unfathomable how often vehicles hit and/or get stuck on top of it.”

I’m at a total loss here. Not even close to rounding that turn properly. A solid four feet short.

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Didn’t see the rock there, did ya? It’s cool, I get it, it’s only a big ol’ goddamn rock.

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Almost made it around that gigantic rock. Almost.

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Truly, a magisterial work by the rock. The driver almost got the entire freaking rock underneath their CR-V. How do you fuck up that badly?

And here’s what happens when you’ve seen one too many Jeep commercials:

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While our nation’s government has been too busy regulating door mirror specifications to weigh in on whether SUVs are too dangerous for our roads, we have to turn to a more renegade source. Large rocks. And the rocks are up for the challenge.

Do you have a local hero rock demonstrating how many SUV drivers are wholly unfit for operating their motor vehicles? Drop us a line at tips@jalopnik.com. We’ll stay on this story all night if we have to.

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Aaron Gordon

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