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Sticky situation

All lanes of Interstate 24 in south Nashville are back open Friday after crews worked to remove an adhesive spilled during an early-morning crash.

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews had closed off the right two lanes of I-24 East in the Antioch area Friday morning as they put down new reflectors. Police said that at about 5 a.m., a tractor-trailer driver moved to the left as directed but moved back into the right lanes before the construction zone ended.As a result, the tractor-trailer driver slammed into the back of a TDOT truck near Old Hickory Boulevard and then pushed the vehicle into the median…

Adhesive used to lay down reflectors spilled out of the TDOT truck and onto the interstate. Crews will be working to clean the adhesive off, a job made more difficult Friday morning, they said, because of freezing temperatures.

via Nashville News Story – WSMV Nashville.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, traffic | , | Comments Off on Sticky situation

You can’t make these up: “Sprouts make turtles flatulent too”

A Norfolk aquarium has taken action to prevent flatulence from a Brussels sprout-eating turtle from triggering overflow alarms. The Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has lowered the water level in George the green turtle’s tank, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Staff at the centre give George a seasonal treat of Brussel sprouts at Christmas to provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and fibre.

But turtles, like humans, are prone to heavy bouts of flatulence after eating the vegetables.

via Ananova – Sprouts make turtles flatulent too.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange jobs | , , | Comments Off on You can’t make these up: “Sprouts make turtles flatulent too”

High jump Winner, Bovine Division

A suspected burglary has been solved in Somerset – after a neighbour spotted a cow jumping on to a roof.

The householder, of Blagdon, thought she had been broken into after coming home to find her roof badly damaged.

She called in the police – but then a neighbour came forward with some surprising information, reports the Daily Telegraph.

William de Cothi, 17, had photographed the animal after he spotted it on the roof about six feet off the ground.

via Ananova – Cow ‘jumped 6ft onto roof’.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on High jump Winner, Bovine Division