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Lurker the Second
22-06-2005, 19:54:25
Snapple execs sometimes are stoopid:

Snapple's 17 - Ton Popsicle Melts in N.Y.


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 22, 2005

Filed at 2:32 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 popsicle treat of frozen Snapple unexpectedly quickly melted in the midday sun Tuesday, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with pink fluid that sent pedestrians scurrying for higher ground.

Firefighters closed off several streets and used hoses to wash away the sugary goo as the 35,000-pound, Kiwi-Strawberry flavored pop gushed thousands of gallons of liquid.

The spilled slush was slippery; Several bicyclists slid to the ground after riding through puddles, the New York Post reported.

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 the ice-scraper was pulled fully upright by a construction crane.

Authorities said they were worried the 2 1/2-story pop would collapse.

''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.''

Temperatures hit 80 degrees in New York on Tuesday, the first day of summer.

Organizers weren't sure why it melted so quickly. The giant pop was supposed to have been able to withstand the heat for some time. It had been made in Edison, N.J., and hauled to New York by freezer truck in the morning.

Snapple official Lauren Radcliffe said the company was unlikely to make a second attempt to break the record, set by a 21-foot pop in Holland in 1997.

Provost Harrison
22-06-2005, 20:11:59
''What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept coming,'' Stuart Claxton of the Guinness Book of World Records told the Daily News.

Didn't Monica Lewinsky make a similar comment? :D

Cruddy
22-06-2005, 20:31:34
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Snapple execs sometimes are stoopid:

What's this sometimes crap?

DaShi
23-06-2005, 05:33:56
I can just imagine how bad the pest problem in New York is going to get now.

notyoueither
23-06-2005, 05:35:57
:lol:

MDA
23-06-2005, 11:44:31
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Didn't Monica Lewinsky make a similar comment? :D

Dunno, I couldn't make out what she was saying.

mr.G
23-06-2005, 12:15:49
Snapple official Lauren Radcliffe said the company was unlikely to make a second attempt to break the record, set by a 21-foot pop in Holland in 1997

VERLIEZERS

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-06-2005, 12:26:44
"popsicle treat of frozen Snapple"

Gayest post ever.

Venom
23-06-2005, 13:22:30
Yes. Let's build a giant popsicle in the summer. Good thinking.

mr.G
23-06-2005, 13:41:44
yaaaay schjtoepid people only wanna eat icecream when it is hot.

HelloKitty
23-06-2005, 13:45:06
Originally posted by DaShi
I can just imagine how bad the pest problem in New York is going to get now.

Now? lol the popsicle probably drowned more rats than could live off it.