Day 139

The world’s largest Samurai sword

August 12th, 2010


  1. Gigi says:

    Did the aliens placed it there?

  2. John in MI says:

    I like the anticipation. Nice touch.

  3. Alisa 11 says:

    I’m betting a wind turbine blade! Wow, they don’t look that big when you see them in the distance!

    • John in MI says:

      Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!

    • MN Roxanne says:

      The turbines are huge…. very long…. they dot the MN landscape in the southwest corner of our state… lots of wind… fun to watch as they turn… mesmerizing…

      • Bev from Vancouver WA says:

        Just wait until he gets closer to Goldendale, there will be wing farms on both sides of the river.

        • Jeff says:

          they grow just the wings……wow….that is just too cool. Wings without the birds. no waist some might say.

          Cool video. Best yet….anticipation…and to see the blade on the move…cool. I remember the convoy he photographed a bit ealier. It looked so huge in that parking lot. Could this be the same one catching up to Matt..probably not….but cool to think it anyhow.

  4. Jenny Knight says:


    I grew up down the road a couple miles from the Chad Smith’s. Rode the bus with Chad. Think it is very cool that you are doing this walk. You are almost there. The Columbia Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in the state. You will be impressed. Stop off at Multnomah Falls for sure and also you should stay at Celilo Falls… which is a very old native american fishing village. Use to be huge waterfalls there that they fished, but the dams put an end to that.


  5. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Whoa dude!! That thing was nuts!! :)

  6. Saun in Ohio says:

    Wow could they go any faster!

  7. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    “Cheesebugga, chessebugga, Pepsi” he he.

  8. Big Scott says:

    Was that a Tail section of a U.F.O. on its way to Area 51 ?

  9. Sarah in OR says:

    That startled me :). I really thought you were seeing the world’s largest samurai sword, until I saw the comments… sigh. Yes, I am the most gullible person in the world.

    • Jeff says:

      Naaaa there are a whole world full of them. Everything is subject to opiniion….and till you put it in slow motion….it looks like a lot of things. You are hereby no longer the worlds most gullible person. Unguard!!

  10. charlie says:

    nope, world’s largest toothpick for the world’s largest buffaloes (let’s see how many of ya can go back and find THAT photo!)

  11. Barb C. says:

    There is a company outside of Mayfield Ky that makes the blades for the wind turbine.I was always seeing the trucks with them on I-24. Also south of Rockford, ILL on I-39/51 there is wind farm. I like to stop at the rest area and watch them.
    The first time I saw the blades on a truck I thought they were airplane wings, but quickly realized they were shaped different.

  12. katzien in austin says:

    Dang! How does that thing make a left or right turn?? And…this proves that Matt reads our comments daily. That term was mentioned in a comment on the previoius photo, and how it’s the title of this post. ;-) I’m waving Matt, can you see me??

    • RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:

      The trailer it’s loaded on stretches out to accomodate long loads, I have one that does same thing when we haul long roof trusses, it will stretch from 48 foot to 72 foot long. Plus they had a lot of hangover from trailer on the turbine blade I noticed

  13. Candice In Alabama says:

    Matt, that’s funny! You watch out for the vehicles flying by – plus any offloading BIG samurai swords!

  14. Lori says:

    Too funny – I was looking intently at the background wondering where it was when it came flying by me! That’s worth watching again.

  15. Ed in MN says:

    Those windmill blades are huge. If you ever get to SW Minnesota, there are lot of them on what they call the Buffalo Ridge. This is an elevated section of land where the wind does NOT blow about 3 days all year.

  16. Cara says:

    I thought you were filming the unusual eletric pole across the street…ninja style design, but realized it was just a large joust tip relocation….=)

  17. EDL in MN says:

    One more question: How did Matt know it was coming and able to set his camera in time?
    There must have been several unless he somehow knew the Samaria sword was coming…

  18. Robert says:

    I thought it was the world’s largest toothpick

  19. Jeremy says:

    that is genius

  20. David says:

    How’d you know it was coming down the road?

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      I thought the same thing but they travel together with lead cars and all so he probably saw one and knew another was coming. Or he passed it along the way where it was stopped and knew it was coming.

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