Thursday, June 23, 2005
GIANT POPSICLE TURNS INTO A DISASTER
An attempt to raise a record-setting ice pop in New York as part of a promotion 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, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid. Firefighters closed off several streets and used hoses to wash away the sugary goo.