Here's why hundreds of Mazdas tuned to 94.9 broke simultaneously

It's a glitch in the Matrix.

On the afternoon of January 30th, a bunch of people driving in Seattle in their Mazdas that were built sometime between 2014 and 2017 experienced a bizarre encounter. 

When they tuned in to the local public radio station, KUOW 94.9, something in the signal fried their car's infotainment center, which meant the car's digital clocks, bluetooth capabilities, and built-in maps were all broken, permanently. 

In this video by the YouTube channel Half as Interesting, the nitty gritty of how this actually happened is explained. The YouTuber explains that this is partially a result of how these cars were built, but it’s also a problem with how this radio station broadcasts its radio signals. If you want to learn more about this weird situation, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy. 

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