Jelly As a Terrorist Risk
Continued terrorist paranoia causes yet another ridiculous story:
A pile of jelly1 left by a road in Germany caused a major security alert after it was mistaken for toxic waste.
A large area near the town of Halle was cordoned off after a "flabby red, orange and green substance" was found by the road, Reuters reported.
Fire officers in protective suits spent two hours inspecting the substance before concluding it was jelly.
Years ago, someone would have just cleaned up the mess. Today, we call in firemen in HAZMAT suits.
1 "Jelly" in Europe is Jell-O in America. What Americans call "jelly," Europeans call "jam."
Posted on October 10, 2006 at 1:28 PM • 60 Comments