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Strange green 'slime' emerges from manhole covers in New York City

By T.K. Randall
November 6, 2023 · Comment icon 11 comments
Green dye bubbling up from manhole covers in New York City.
Has Shredder been up to his old tricks ? Image Credit: Twitter / Dan Pantelo
The bizarre scene looked like something out of an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
When Dan Pantelo recently spotted a strange green substance oozing out from beneath manhole covers outside the World Trade Center in New York City, he didn't know if he needed to call for a plumber or the Ghostbusters.

Grabbing his phone, he captured an image and posted it up on social media.

Before long, his picture had ended up on the front page of the New York Post.

While many users offered their own tongue-in-cheek suggestions as to what was going on, the reality of the situation inevitably turned out to be somewhat mundane.
The 'slime' was in fact water filled with green dye used by plumbers to detect leaks.

Exactly why it was bubbling out onto the street like that remains unclear, but it definitely wasn't radioactive waste and Gozer the Gozerian isn't about to make a triumphant return anytime soon.

"Contrary to the community note, I think the sludge is radioactive ooze," Pantelo joked.

"Source? Divine intuition."

Source: Fox 5 Atlanta | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Robotic Jew 9 months ago
Who ya gonna call?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cho Jinn 9 months ago
Slimer was a metaphor, really.
Comment icon #4 Posted by BadChadB33 9 months ago
I, Vigo, the scourge of Carpathia, the sorrow of Moldavia, command you!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nosy.Matters 9 months ago
Nobody mentions the infamous  ' Soylent Green ' ...some say great movie,others *meh!* aaaanywayz unless it's bionano the leathal botics kind --- it's nothing.                  --- nosy
Comment icon #6 Posted by Gumball 9 months ago
He is Vigo!!! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hankenhunter 9 months ago
Wanted for questioning,   
Comment icon #8 Posted by rjos 9 months ago
Its mutagen. Keep away from it. The Ninja Turtles will have it all sorted soon.
Comment icon #9 Posted by LordRayden 9 months ago
Hmm, we are 9 billion on a planet that maybe can feed and support half of that. Off course only if the planet was healthy, since we destroyed it, it can maybe support 2 or 3 billion. As Corona showed, we don't even have place to bury our dead. Since everybody knows that we already have Steroids, Antibiotics and Insects in our food (bread can contain 30% insect flower). Knowing all that "Soylent Green" is not a possibility, it is the future, maybe it is already happening...
Comment icon #10 Posted by XenoFish 9 months ago
Tracer fluid used to find water leaks.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nosy.Matters 9 months ago
Oh all the fun is over, yep, going with: 'to find water leaks'.

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