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Tumbleweeds: the Tribbles of the American West. We typically think of the roaming plant matter as little more than a prop in the backdrop of our favorite westerns, but as one driver recently found out, high winds can turn tumbleweeds into a serious hassle. How serious? While traveling through Midland, Texas, the driver in question watched as the entire roadway ahead of his vehicle became covered in the dead plants. The quick video below shows the migrating weeds bounding through the air, bouncing off of his vehicle and continuing on their way. We can honestly say we've never seen anything like it before.

While we feel bad for the driver's paint, at least the weeds are mostly harmless. You can check out the hilarity for yourself in the video below. If you'll excuse us, we need to revisit our Ennio Morricone playlist.