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'Meanwhile' is a collaborative blog about all the crazy stuff on the Internet. Here, reporters from various Tribune desks tell you what you (almost) need to know about topics ranging from technology to YouTube sensations. Contributors: Michael McFall, Dave Newlin, Matt Piper, Brennan Smith, Erin Alberty. Edited by Sheena McFarland.

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Massive boulder tumbles into traffic, nearly crushes car in huge landslide

In light of the recent Goblin Valley incident, there’s been a lot of talk in Utah and beyond of rock toppling and its supposed dangers. But in terms of sheer craziness, the video above takes the cake as far as falling rocks go.

The video — shot Aug. 31 in Taiwan and posted online by YouTube crazyweathernews — shows a white car driving along a rainy street. Then, about 19 seconds in, what looks like a huge explosion on the hillside sends a hail of debris down onto the car and road.

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But keep watching; when the debris clears, a boulder twice the size of the car comes crashing down as well. It comes within inches of the car, teetering precariously on end, before falling back away from the car. It’s a fortunate ending to what very nearly was a horrible accident.

And if you’re wondering what’s going on with the Goblin Valley topplers here in Utah, don’t worry; I check on the status of the investigation into Dave Hall and Glenn Taylor daily. Late last week, I was told it was wrapping up and would be handed over to county attorneys this week. If and when any charges are filed, we’ll be posting that immediately on the Tribune website.

— Jim Dalrymple II

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