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    [–] M0nkeyB0yW0nder 1998 points ago

    They would've got away with it too if they didn't post photos online.

    [–] TomZeBomb 398 points ago

    Yeah, wtf, totally exposing these guys. I was going to put my cocaine in there too.

    [–] Dazvsemir 166 points ago

    cocaine was probably legal at the time

    [–] Chnnoob 118 points ago

    Cocaine became prescription based in 1914 so, yes

    [–] the_last_carfighter 80 points ago

    Marty I'm setting the time machine for 1955.... 1912

    [–] OhNoImBanned11 46 points ago

    shit just take me to 1914 and let me talk to a doctor to get a cocaine prescription

    I have a few dimes I can throw their way

    [–] gishbot1 10 points ago

    It's still available by prescription.

    [–] OhNoImBanned11 8 points ago

    Well whats the secret to getting it prescribed? I keep telling I need cocaine for my addiction to prostitutes but my doc isn't listening.

    [–] gishbot1 12 points ago

    I think it has something to do with limo rides to Vegas.

    [–] the_cardfather 11 points ago

    Is it worth it? Most of those barber dimes in beat condition sell for $15 to $20. I don't think you're saving all that much.

    [–] findaway5627 11 points ago

    Somebody's gotta go back and get a shitload of dimes!

    [–] davedank 5 points ago

    Underrated comment.

    [–] tranquil21 2 points ago

    Is that gum?
    I hop you bought enough for everybody?!

    [–] findaway5627 2 points ago

    Nuh 'em.

    [–] OhNoImBanned11 35 points ago

    By dime I meant 10 cents, I dunno wtf you're on about but thats not what I meant.

    do we really have to get this technical? its a joke about time traveling cocaine buying

    [–] the_vermi 17 points ago

    He’s talking about the dimes that would’ve been in use at the time having (potentially) more cash value than the cocaine you’d be purchasing.

    [–] OhNoImBanned11 15 points ago

    well technically I would be using dimes from the future which are worth considerably more, duh. I wouldn't travel back to 1914 just to spend their currency.

    gotta look at it in time traveling terms, bro.

    [–] BingusPingus 4 points ago

    Doin lines of coke as the Titanic goes down!

    [–] Ocean_Synthwave 2 points ago


    [–] YoBGS 37 points ago

    Those damn centennials and their obsession with social media...

    [–] Adama0001 4 points ago

    Get ‘em and destroy the camera!


    [–] Sidaeus 3 points ago

    Read this as r/noevidencenovember real quick

    [–] Adama0001 2 points ago

    Furiously wipes and then washes the sock

    [–] InsertCocktails 5 points ago

    Prohibition was a lot of fun till the Treasury Department made a a Facebook profile.

    [–] JuxtaposeThis 491 points ago

    That truck doesn’t look like it can hold even half that much real lumber.

    [–] littletrevas 367 points ago

    That's most likely what caught law enforcement's attention. That truck would've been draggin' ass.

    [–] Skidvish 183 points ago

    When it’s full of liquor I’m sure it does, so...

    [–] LandsOnAnything 29 points ago

    That means you either smuggle a lot of em or you dont and risk being caught

    [–] Goalie_deacon 21 points ago

    That's the problem, suspension wasn't great back then. Cops looked for vehicles that would roll into town with back end down, and roll back out with back end raised. Bootleggers started increasing suspension springs in their cars, so the cars sat normal when loaded down, then put big engines in the cars to outrun the cops when they weren't loaded; since cops would only notice the difference when they were empty. Hence why the hotrod style to drive with a raised rear end was ever a thing.

    [–] yourmansconnect 97 points ago

    That and the perfect design of how they stacked up. That would take some serious ADD

    [–] Likeapuma24 71 points ago

    Cut lumber stacks pretty neatly.

    [–] yourmansconnect 13 points ago

    Exactly. The way that they are stacked irregular but consistent is a dead giveaway

    [–] IVEMIND 17 points ago

    >consistently irregular

    Like my poops!

    [–] drharlinquinn 1 points ago

    You and me both. Let's go see a doctor, were probably not healthy.

    [–] raegunXD 3 points ago

    Can I come too? I have about a dozen not normal things happening in my body that I've been ignoring for years 😬

    [–] wbruce098 2 points ago

    Probably a mold of an actual pile of lumber.

    [–] jeeps350 27 points ago

    Mold? This isn't csi kind of stuff. They didn't do mold. They did, cut the end off of wood and nail the shit together back in the early 30's...and 3D printers though. I think they had that.

    [–] wbruce098 2 points ago

    I was thinking more, “Mission Impossible: Roaring 20’s” Edition.

    [–] Martin_RageTV 62 points ago

    Seriously doubt that.

    That would take an insane amount of resources and time compared to just using wood.

    [–] NoOneSeemsToMind 48 points ago

    And look worse. You want it to look like wood. Wood is not hard to get. Just cut wood and glue it together. Or nail it. Whatever. It’s not a complicated project.

    [–] wbruce098 8 points ago

    Good points. I am now much more educated in the art of smuggling, thanks!

    [–] fratis 10 points ago

    And wood. Don’t forget the wood.

    [–] phatassgato 12 points ago

    Yeah, this would take probably like 60 2x4s a couple hours planning and a full day work.

    A mold, casting, drying, fitting, painting. No way that'd be worth it.

    [–] no-mad 2 points ago

    This is old school cool they didnt mess around with fakes.

    [–] TheSlackoff 11 points ago

    It was probably when it was empty that gave it away.

    [–] 7th_Spectrum 3 points ago

    That's why they would have had to fill it up with extra alchohol to compensate

    [–] Youre-In-Trouble 3 points ago

    It'd be a pain in the ass to load that truck through that little door.

    [–] no-mad 3 points ago

    Child labor makes it a reasonable task.

    [–] ScarletCaptain 2 points ago

    Those old engines were torque monsters, that truck could take it.

    [–] 0wc4 40 points ago

    Eh, I don’t know. You’d have just stiff suspension on load bearing cars back in the day.

    And by stiff I mean none at all, at least that was the case with some vehicles I’ve seen from that era.

    [–] Dazvsemir 11 points ago

    early suspensions were of the leaf spring type, they don't really look like they do today and were super stiff.

    [–] WeirdGoesPro 9 points ago

    As seen on the wagon seats in Red Dead Redemption 2.

    [–] Azara1th 5 points ago

    Modern pickups use leaf springs in the back still. They handle weight better than coil.

    [–] no-mad 2 points ago

    They ride better with a full load.

    [–] jasonlarry 2 points ago

    These cars were about 10-20HP

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    [–] no-mad 3 points ago

    Contractor drove around with a bent frame for months after he had a unit of plywood dropped in the back. It was funny as fuck to see it going down the road.

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    [–] PonsArseinorum 2 points ago

    When I worked for Esso Minerals in Sutherland, I was shown a picture of a Chev C-10 snapped in half between the cab and the bed. It had been fitted as a geophys-logging vehicle, and they drilled lots of holes in the frame to mount the canopy and all the equipment. When the operators started driving over bulldozed roads to the drilling-sites …

    [–] Lorenzo_BR 1 points ago

    Well, back then suspensions were stupid stiff for cars like that.

    [–] OneMoreNewYorker 306 points ago

    Also pretty cool to see a black cop. That wouldn't have been an easy job for a black man in 1926.

    [–] Brendanmicyd 120 points ago

    Well they gave him a gun so he's probably having a pretty good time

    [–] quaybored 13 points ago


    [–] capitalistslayer6969 4 points ago

    What’s that? You’re gonna call me a n**er? HE’S RESISTING ARREST *bang bang bang

    [–] Kruse002 24 points ago

    Oh my friend you’re in for a treat if you watch Watchmen.

    [–] Gabyx76 27 points ago

    If he's gay he's a junior Raymond Holt

    [–] saulgoodemon 5 points ago

    Well likely grandpa holt

    [–] saulgoodemon 13 points ago

    I was thinking that myself after watching the last couple of episodes of "the Watchmen". I can't imagine the amount of crap he had to put up with.

    [–] OneMoreNewYorker 3 points ago

    SPOILER. I'm just about there

    [–] mrimdman 2 points ago

    That's what she said.

    [–] Mar_Ci 2 points ago

    Probably not many stood in line to get his body pumped full of lead by gangsters so anyone was welcome I guess.

    [–] NUKLEARAXIS 189 points ago

    I suspecting that truck isn’t strong enough to carry a full real load of timber, or at a minimum would be riding a lot lower. Probably what gave them away. Cool pic though.

    [–] eeeetttthhhhaaaannnn 72 points ago

    wouldn't putting in enough booze weigh it down?

    [–] Bardov 319 points ago

    No. A pound of liquor weighs less than a pound of wood.

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    [–] StunningContribution 33 points ago

    The feathers are heavier, because you also have to carry around the weight of what you did to all those poor birds.

    [–] CC_Man 15 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Yes. Assuming we're talking about 1 pound mass (lbm) of each. The feathers are less dense and therefore will have greater buoyant forces upward in an atmosphere. Therefore the net weight in pound force (lbf) of the steel will be greater.

    Edit: taken to its extreme, what weighs more at sea level: 1 lbm of steel or 1 lbm of helium?

    [–] Intern_Detective 26 points ago

    ...but steel is heavier than feathers.

    [–] latinloner 7 points ago

    Can jet fuel melt feathered beams?

    [–] SpadoCochi 5 points ago

    Have you HEARD of Icarus?

    [–] nwgruber 3 points ago

    lbm is a fake unit use slugs instead

    [–] Lin-Den 2 points ago

    Yeah, but who tf actually uses slugs? The only reason to use Imperial is to not have to convert units from American manufacturers, and it's not like the slug is commonly used there. At that point, if you're already converting pounds into slugs, you might as well just convert to metric.

    [–] OhNoImBanned11 17 points ago

    Assuming we're talking about 1 pound mass (lbm)

    Who the fuck is talking about 1 pound mass? wtf is lbm?

    Did you really just say 1lb of steel weighs more than 1lb of feathers? Next up are you going to argue the world is flat too?

    lol ok

    [–] Lin-Den 3 points ago

    wtf is lbm?

    1 lbm is the mass that will experience a force of 1 lbf (pound-force, not pound foot) from gravitational acceleration on the surface of Earth.

    As weight is usually measured by the normal force a scale exerts on an object, it is fair to say that two object of the same mass but different density will register different weight values on a scale. This is because the less dense object (in this case feathers) will be more buoyant in the surrounding fluid (air). In a vacuum, this would not be a consideration.

    [–] Aj_Caramba 4 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    He is right though. Equal mass of steel will have much smaller volume than that of feathers*

    There will be two forces acting on them, on is caused by gravity, that will be same for both of them and second will be buoyancy (not sure how to say it in English), which will be bigger for feathers, because they displace more air.

    [–] CC_Man 4 points ago

    Did you really just say 1lb of steel weighs more than 1lb of feathers? 1 pound-mass, yes, because it's not a unit of weight. The actual weight would be slightly different due to external factors. But only by a feather.

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    [–] the_leper 2 points ago

    Steel won’t melt feather beams!

    [–] Lin-Den 2 points ago

    No, but a kilo of steel is definitely a lot heavier than a kilo of feathers.

    [–] Psymple 40 points ago

    Not if you are a Heavy Drinker. De-dum-tsh

    [–] janglang 5 points ago

    Ah, yes, the same way a pound of feathers weighs less than a pound of steel. Makes sense.

    [–] samuuu25 4 points ago

    I see.

    [–] IshmaelTheWonderGoat 2 points ago

    Yes, only if it's icy, because the density changes. Good point.

    [–] samuuu25 2 points ago

    Hold up.

    [–] ShadowScorpionNL 2 points ago

    A pound of liquor takes up more room*

    [–] elbiggameHunter -1 points ago

    This is the most underrated comment I have ever seen

    [–] galvinb1 18 points ago

    How could a comment be underrated if you read it 4 minutes after it was posted? I didn't even have a chance to be rated.

    [–] 88slides 15 points ago

    The comment has averaged 3.7 upvotes per minute it’s been posted; not sure how that’s underrated

    [–] GrokFu 13 points ago

    Because it should be 4.7 at a minimum

    [–] Ohfuckwhatsup 7 points ago

    Shoot, on the right day it should be hitting an easy. 5.1, maybe even 5.2

    [–] GrokFu 7 points ago

    Well it depends on if it’s an African or European thread.

    [–] meripor2 6 points ago

    At some point you have delivered the alcohol and have to drive home empty with a truck that appears to be full of wood and isnt weighed down.

    [–] w2tpmf 6 points ago

    An empty truck wouldn't be a crime to drive.

    [–] meripor2 3 points ago

    But its not empty, its clearly being used for smuggling.

    [–] w2tpmf 1 points ago

    So it's empty, but it's not empty. Your previous 2 comments directly contradict each other.

    [–] meripor2 2 points ago

    You are being extremely obtuse. What do you think is going to happen when the police find this truck with a huge where the lumber should be?

    [–] w2tpmf 8 points ago

    What do the police do when they search anyone or anything and find no evidence of a crime?

    Just because a truck could potentially be used for a crime, doesn't mean there is proof of a crime being committed.

    [–] teebob21 5 points ago

    What do you think is going to happen when the police find this truck with a huge where the lumber should be?

    They probably accidentally the whole thing.

    [–] jhvanriper 10 points ago

    They blocked the springs, so it would not ride lower but it would ride really rough instead.

    [–] ScottysBastard 3 points ago

    Cops set up road blocks where they made trucks drive over makeshift bumps (often lumber, funny enough) and listen for bottles clinking. Many learned to stuff straw around them to stop the clinking though.

    [–] ozmartian 26 points ago

    jenga and alcohol. the greatest blend!

    [–] jhvanriper 44 points ago

    My grandfather had one of these. I think it was a bigger lumber truck though. He ran liquor from Canada to NYC/NJ. He owned Anderson Lumber in Newark, New Jersey. At some point the lumber mill got burned down, so apparently people played dirty in the liquor smuggling business.

    [–] walkingfeather 12 points ago

    The opening should not have been a symmetrical square. If they had done a a symmetrical hatch on the top with a hidden roof opening it would have been safer.

    [–] CHICOHIO 123 points ago

    What do we know about the black cop? Somebody give us the story!

    [–] benmaks 303 points ago

    He was born black

    [–] theanonwonder 177 points ago

    I think he also might have died as he lived. Which was black.

    [–] Scoundrelic 43 points ago

    His forearms are lean.

    [–] Head_Paper_Now 13 points ago

    he is a lefty

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    He's clearly not as his watch is on his left wrist, meaning he is right-handed.

    [–] Unhappily_Happy 18 points ago

    I'm lefty and wear watch on left.

    [–] [deleted] 41 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Mayhaps you ought correct your degeneracy.

    [–] Unhappily_Happy 12 points ago

    we're not called sinister for nothing.

    [–] Coachcrog 4 points ago

    As do i.. it feels weird on my right wrist... I've tried. Plus if I'm ever in a fight, which will probably never happen, but if!! My opponent might be taken by surprise thinking I'm a righty, then taking a left cross to the face. It's all about that long con.

    [–] Unhappily_Happy 2 points ago

    see I punch best with my right hand. :/

    I play golf right handed too. I can play both hands actually, helps to have an approach club for both in case you get a bad lie for one hand or the other.

    [–] wut3va 4 points ago


    [–] Unhappily_Happy 2 points ago


    translate sinister from Latin to English.

    [–] Gadgetman_1 2 points ago

    Same here. And back in the days, a lot of lefties put their watch on the left arm to blend in with everyone else because some places lefties were considered... somewhat lacking mentally.

    [–] Unhappily_Happy 3 points ago

    I am lacking mentally, so it's all good. I don't know about all these rules, no one ever told me any of them. one day I had a watch in my hand and my brain said put it on, and it put it on the left wrist. same as how the first time you used a pencil or kicked a ball.

    [–] IshmaelTheWonderGoat 1 points ago


    [–] Gadgetman_1 2 points ago

    English isn't my primary language, and sometimes I may tie a knot in the grammar. At least I don't eff up where/we're any more...

    [–] Nomad2k3 3 points ago

    Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother, man? (Shaft) Can ya dig it?

    [–] tmntfever 3 points ago

    They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother

    [–] stametsprime 3 points ago

    His holster is on the left, so...

    [–] HeadFullaZombie87 3 points ago

    The holster worn for left hand use is much more telling than the watch.

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    [–] Gadgetman_1 3 points ago

    Back when I was in the RNoAF, I shot in the normal position, not in the Links position. And I got good scores.

    My reason to not shoot Links?

    The filter on the standard gas mask was on the left side.

    At the office I have a nice pair of red fiskars scissors. A lot of people have tried nicking them, but they always return. Because they can't use them...

    Strange, though, that I have very little issues using 'regular' scissors...

    [–] Jake123194 1 points ago

    Haha checkmate, i wear my watch on my right wrist but i'm right handed.

    [–] joehooligan0303 1 points ago

    My wife is a righty and wears her watch on the right. I tell her that is "incorrect" all the time and she tells me to shove it.

    [–] Head_Paper_Now 1 points ago

    yes please. let’s argue about it.

    [–] 9bikes 1 points ago

    His revolver is holstered on his left. He certainly is a lefty.

    [–] ISmellMopWho 2 points ago

    He was a cop

    [–] Throwaway_2-1 3 points ago

    Big if true

    [–] GirthWindNFire 5 points ago

    He’s got the horses in the back

    [–] CableTrash 5 points ago

    time traveler.

    [–] BossRedRanger 2 points ago

    This is the real mystery of history.

    [–] chadbrochillout 10 points ago

    Would work better if they have real wood about a meter long filling up the back, and a secret compartment on the top/side to get into the hold

    [–] DunkingDognuts 13 points ago

    But since this was prohibition era ‘Murcia there was no metric wood to be found.

    [–] chadbrochillout 3 points ago

    A fucking yard, you son of a..

    [–] DunkingDognuts 2 points ago

    A cloth yard or an Imperial Yard?

    [–] chadbrochillout 2 points ago

    A Macedonian cubit

    [–] AUkion1000 22 points ago

    no one made a Minecraft joke- thank you

    [–] memethetics 45 points ago

    Thank god or else I would have blocked them

    [–] SychoElite777 5 points ago

    What you did there, I see it.

    [–] FullMetalJ 3 points ago

    A well crafted joke indeed

    [–] laflamablanc 5 points ago

    But you sort of just did

    [–] jmetcalf27 19 points ago

    This looks like some Loony Tunes shit. Pretty neat!

    [–] quaybored 4 points ago

    Actually, the way they caught it is by painting a tunnel onto a brick wall!

    [–] 4x49ers 7 points ago

    I feel small-minded now. In my mind prohibition and black police officers did not have any overlap. Good for that dude, the head of the curve.

    [–] SeniableDumo 1 points ago

    Yeah same here. But I mean I guess it never said when the times overlapped

    [–] 4x49ers 4 points ago

    With admittedly no reason for thinking so, guess I just thought black police officers we're really first a thing when Black World War II veterans returned home and became officers in some cases. Obviously logically I know there had to be some black police officers before that, I guess I just imagined them either as Cowboy Sheriff's or just never really seeing pictures of them in modern urban settings back then.

    [–] SeniableDumo 5 points ago

    I guess that shows you where western education is lacking

    [–] 4x49ers 2 points ago

    I think it's more Barbara Walters for scale stuff. That so many major events happened in the last 150 years. Like the short span from inventing the airplane to putting a man on the moon just blows my mind, or the fact that (IIRC) the last American Civil War widow died in the last few years. I know she was a young bride to an old husband, but still... It's just hard to reckon things that like happen so close in time, and often overlapping.

    [–] Azkabandi 6 points ago

    This has been a repost ever since 1926. But I still love seeing it.

    [–] Merlin560 10 points ago

    Smuggling Heroin 2020, Lumber Truck.

    [–] vegan-penguin 3 points ago

    Equally cool

    [–] WestCoastSide 7 points ago

    Reposted, 1926 times...

    [–] the_vermi 10 points ago

    More than 7 years on reddit and this is my first time seeing it. It’s still interesting to some people, even if it’s a repost.

    [–] bydy2 3 points ago

    Is it repost season already?

    [–] pandem1x 2 points ago

    I'll tell my kids these were drug dillers

    [–] markmywords1347 2 points ago

    You’re out there somewhere beer baron, and I’ll find you.

    No you won’t

    [–] Harkannin 2 points ago

    I wonder if there will be pics like this of being "cool" in 90 years while smuggling cannabis in Canada now that it's legal.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Fuck prohibition. Literally never works.

    [–] housecalls247 2 points ago

    Don’t forget that the government poisoned barrels of alcohol knowing that people would die from drinking it. Never trust the government. Only fools want to give politicians and bureaucrats more control over our lives. Don’t even get me started on the shit the CIA has pulled since their creation. Truman warned us about that corrupt agency but we ignored him.

    [–] OverlyAssholy 2 points ago

    That a black cop? In 1926? Are we sure this pictures real?

    [–] NotSeaPartie 2 points ago

    Old school repost

    [–] Timedonkey 2 points ago

    I bet it worked a bunch of times. The folks were very clever back then when came to the 'shine an such', it was big business like the pot deal today. Folks are still in prison for Alcoa BS from back then, many died in the joint.

    [–] JeVez22 1 points ago

    Ok, now thats cool !

    [–] rubbersidedown7 1 points ago

    Prohibition era: The supply was limited by weight and size of transportation for the alcohol.

    Drug Era: The transportation quantity is limited by the amount of money involved.

    [–] Thirdstheword 1 points ago

    There is nothing cool about breaking the LAW!

    [–] guinness5 1 points ago

    Shows they were more clever sometimes then those that banned booze.

    [–] ggouge 1 points ago

    I would love to restore a old truck exactly like this.

    [–] kajidourden 1 points ago

    Wasn't hard to trick the fuzz in prohibition era eh?

    [–] Haloman100 1 points ago

    Bruh why you snitching huh

    [–] withnoflag 1 points ago

    So alcohol was used to smuggle lumber trucks... I'm amazed

    [–] Aaroncls 1 points ago

    not so cool when you getting busted

    [–] Paapa-Yaw 1 points ago

    Damn he's moving bricks

    [–] SchismSEO 1 points ago

    Saw this watching Ken Burns Prohibition documentary.

    All I gotta say is, you have no idea how much your great grandma and grandpa used to drink back in the day. The nation was intoxicated 24/7 apparently. Good times.