In 1966 SAAB was secretly developing a new model. They took a body from the old 96 model and widened it 20 cm so they could test the new chassis. It worked fine at first but soon they got caught when a real 96 passed it side by side. The car got nicknamed Paddan.
This is one of those (literal) crate-digging posts that I never knew I cared about until I saw it. Every album cover brings a new and different level of weird, and I love them all deeply. There's nothing serious going on here, just something very strange to look at for 5 minutes. Enjoy.
Some are just odd, all are wonderful. The Afternoon Tea-Baggers, Don't Pity Me or the fabulously titled I've Tasted and I Know The Lord is Good by The Rathbuns. Apparently the Lord does move in mysterious ways.
In June 1969, the US Army Corps of Engineers turned off American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls. The engineers wanted to find a way to remove the unseemly boulders that had piled up at its base since 1931, cutting the height of the falls in half.