Monday, June 23, 2014

Mashed Potato Spillage


















Image credit: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mashed-potato-spillage-closes-yorkshire-road-for-five-hours-9554812.html

In UK, a busy Yorkshire road was closed by police for five hours on Saturday – after a lorry dropped its entire load of instant mashed potato.
 
Moisture caused the instant granules to soon swell up, turning the road into a mashed potato slide, with cars skidding across the surface.
 
Police described the road as being 'like an ice rink', and were forced to shut the A64 near Malton in both directions. It took fire crews, police and the Highways Agency five hours to clear the mess using snow ploughs and high-pressure hoses.
 
The remainder that couldn't be cleared was frozen with chemicals. In an update tweet which included the above picture, North Yorkshire Police said: "This is after majority ploughed away. Remaining residue frozen."
 
I am hungry just looking at the photo. It still looks appetizing – but what’s missing is the gravy!
 








Algeria thrashed South Korea 4-2 in a World Cup Group H clash in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Sunday that keeps alive the former’s hopes of securing a spot in the last 16.
 
Algeria's first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who have already booked one of the group’s two slots in the last sixteen.
 
The Desert Foxes became the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup game. Now, a win against Russia will permit them to advance, and a draw could be enough if South Korea fail to beat Belgium.

 
 
Portugal grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw with USA in a Group G match.
 
A draw between Germany and USA will see both progress from Group G, while Portugal must beat Ghana to have any chance of progressing into the last 16.

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