If "hullabaloo-canek-canek" means anything to you, keep reading. (If it doesn't, well, it was good while it lasted.)
Texas A&M officials unveiled an amusing new feature on a road flanking campus in College Station: When cars drive over new rumble strips going about 35 to 40 mph, they'll hear the vibration of "hullabaloo-canek-canek," which is, of course, the beginning of the Aggie War Hymn. But you already knew that, because you're still reading.
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Used to be, the best way to get a "whoop" out of an Aggie near campus would be to honk the cadence while driving. Which will surely still happen.
The rumble strips are located on George Bush Drive, near Harvey Mitchell Parkway. They were officially installed the week before the first home football game.
Protip if you want to get the best 'hullabaloo': Trucks should drive in the right lane, cars in the left.
Associate Vice Chancellor John Barton told The Eagle he hopes the rumble strips become as iconic as some of Texas A&M's other well-known spots, like lovable burger bar the Dixie Chicken or the behemoth Kyle Field. The speed bumps also serve a purpose, he adds: They tell drivers to slow down as they approach a traffic light.
Barton explains via The Eagle that they're "just a neat thing for us to do to show our Aggie spirit through something that's safety oriented."
It's also a lot more fun to talk about rumble strips than Aggie football. You're still reading, so you know what I mean.