Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Umm... Kay.


An attempt to erect the world's largest Popsicle in a city square ended with a scene straight out of a disaster film -- but much stickier.

The 25-foot-tall, 17 1/2-ton treat of frozen Snapple juice melted faster than expected Tuesday, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid that sent pedestrians scurrying for higher ground.


Snapple had been trying to promote a new line of frozen treats by setting a record for the world's largest Popsicle, but called off the stunt before it was pulled fully upright by a construction crane. Authorities said they were worried the thing would collapse in the 80-degree, first-day-of-summer heat.

"What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept coming," Stuart Claxton of the Guinness Book of World Records told the Daily News. "It was quite a lot of fluid. On a hot day like this, you have to move fast."

That last paragraph also qualifies for Quote Of The Day honors.


scout prime said...

Indeed that is the quote of the day.

oldwhitelady said...

That's funny. I am sure it was sticky! I was thinking, what would be neat, is to have some containers a person could catch snapple in for later usage... but maybe not.