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Ton of melted chocolate floods German street

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Residents of the town of Werl in western Germany have witnessed a major chocolate “explosion” – something which sounds like a stunt Willy Wonka would pull.

In an effort to tackle a very unusual, but sweet emergency, a group of firefighters in the German town of Werl used shovels, hot water, and torches to remove a tonne of liquefied chocolate in a massive spill from the DreiMeister factory.

Pic and short report:https://sputniknews.com/europe/201812121070614364-chocolate-factory-spill-mess-germany/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1072729792095625217/photo/1

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Not A Rockstar

Tragic. 

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third_eye

If it all goes into the sewers ...

:lol:

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freetoroam

I just want to put a cherry on top of all that.

But this bit has really taken my interest

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Now we are talking, applying right now :sk

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freetoroam
1 hour ago, third_eye said:

If it all goes into the sewers ...

:lol:

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The rats are going to be having a party.

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third_eye
2 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

The rats are going to be having a party.

Its gonna be a season of decadence for them rats ...

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freetoroam
4 minutes ago, third_eye said:

Its gonna be a season of decadence for them rats ...

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Some kebab shops,   KFC's  and some Chinese takeaways will be selling sweeter meat for a few months.

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XenoFish

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Stiff

This reminds me of that guy who died working in a chocolate factory when he fell in a vat full of chocolate.

At his funeral they played Paper Lace's - 'Billy Don't be an Aero'

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Carlos Allende

Tried summoning up the Two Ronnies from the afterlife to get a joke, but they're too far gone.

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spartan max2

If this is not a sign of the end times then I don't know what is lol

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Myles

At least it is not as bad as the Great Molasses spill of 1919.

21 fatalities.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood

The disaster occurred at the Purity Distilling Company facility on January 15, 1919. The temperature had risen above 40 °F (4 °C), climbing rapidly from the frigid temperatures of the preceding days.[2]:91, 95

Molasses can be fermented to produce rum and ethanol, the active ingredient in other alcoholic beverages and a key component in the manufacturing of munitions.[2]:11 The stored molasses was awaiting transfer to the Purity plant situated between Willow Street and what is now named Evereteze Way, in Cambridge.

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Modern downtown Boston with molasses flood area circled

At about 12:30 in the afternoon near Keany Square,[3] at 529 Commercial Street, a molasses tank 50 ft (15 m) tall, 90 ft (27 m) in diameter, and containing as much as 2,300,000 US gal (8,700 m3), collapsed. Witnesses variously reported that as it collapsed they felt the ground shake and heard a roar, a long rumble similar to the passing of an elevated train (coincidentally, with a line of that type close by), a tremendous crashing, a deep growling, or "a thunderclap-like bang!" [emphasis added], and as the rivets shot out of the tank, a machine gun-like sound.[2]:92–95

The collapse unleashed a wave of molasses 25 ft (8 m) high at its peak,[4] moving at 35 mph (56 km/h).[1] The molasses wave was of sufficient force to damage the girders of the adjacent Boston Elevated Railway's Atlantic Avenue structure and tip a railroad car momentarily off the tracks. Author Stephen Puleo describes how nearby buildings were swept off their foundations and crushed. Several blocks were flooded to a depth of 2 to 3 ft (60 to 90 cm). Puleo quotes a Boston Post report:

Molasses, waist deep, covered the street and swirled and bubbled about the wreckage  ... Here and there struggled a form‍—‌whether it was animal or human being was impossible to tell. Only an upheaval, a thrashing about in the sticky mass, showed where any life was  ... Horses died like so many flies on sticky fly-paper. The more they struggled, the deeper in the mess they were ensnared. Human beings‍—‌men and women‍—‌suffered likewise.[2]:98

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Damage to the Boston Elevated Railway caused by the flood

The Boston Globe reported that people "were picked up by a rush of air and hurled many feet." Others had debris hurled at them from the rush of sweet-smelling air. A truck was picked up and hurled into Boston Harbor. About 150 people were injured; 21 people and several horses were killed. Some were crushed and drowned by the molasses. The wounded included people, horses, and dogs; coughing fits became one of the most common ailments after the initial blast. In a 1983 article for Smithsonian, Edwards Park wrote of one child's experience:

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kapow53

Must have been a very expensive accident.

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