Echoes of Willy Wonka: Chocolate Sauce Blocks Autobahn
Thirteen tons of chocolate melted and flowed across the German Autobahn on Thursday night after the truck carrying it caught fire.
Thirteen tons of chocolate flowed across a German Autobahn on Thursday night.
The driver was able to separate the tractor from the trailer, but the chocolate wasn't nearly so lucky. The heat from the fire made quick work of the sweet cargo and before long, a mini chocolate river was flowing across the highway. It took most of the night to put out the fire and get the dessert cleaned up. Damage is estimated at 100,000 -- not counting the psychological harm caused by the impending chocolate shortage in the German capital.
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