Did You Know Famous Internet Star ‘Speed Trap Granny’ is a Montanan?
The internet has been around for a while now. Since the dawn of the World Wide Web, many everyday people have found fame and fortune. Photos and videos can be shared in an instant with millions of people around the globe. Making people famous overnight.
There have been lots of memorable internet stars.
- Grumpy Cat
- Scumbag Steve
- Success Kid
- Laughing Baby
- Tron Guy
- Chocolate Rain Guy
But let's not forget about "Speed Trap Granny."
I was not aware that a member of internet royalty was a fellow Montanan.
Her name is Patti Baumgartner, and her son was the person who snapped the photo and posted it online.
According to KPAX
Patti Baumgartner, a mother and grandmother decided to take action because she was tired of cars zipping down South Finley Point in Polson. She's worried about her grandchild's safety when they went for walks down the road – so she took matters into her own hands. "We were talking about maybe something would slow the cars down. So, we decided to put me in a chair, and I guess use the hair dryer as a speed thing," Baumgartner told MTN News.
Patti was recently a special guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. Explaining how the photo came to be part of the Internet Hall of Fame.