Saturday, January 26, 2008

Imagine what it does to your stomach

Holy calzone, Batman! My old stomping grounds, LOL:

"Lewiston Maine: A 50- to 60-foot doughy mass is clogging a sewer line under the city's main drag, and crews have been unable to budge it. "We're not sure exactly what it is," Public Services Director David Jones said Wednesday. "We're just trying to get rid of it. We want it to stop clogging up our pipe."

Jones said crews opened a manhole at the Bates Street intersection and saw the clog - an oozing, white blob that looks like uncooked dough."We've tried punching through it, but each time we do, it just oozes back over the hole," he said. "It really looks like dough."

Left, the Ghostbusters StayPuft boy. Coincidence? I think not!

Fox News picked up on the Lewiston Sun Journal's report in this hilariously titled article

Weird Blob Causing Big Mess in Maine

City officials in Lewiston, Maine, are confronting a problem straight out of a 1950s horror flick as a mysterious blob has taken over a major sewer line through the town, according to a report on According to city officials, the doughy, 90-foot mass is comprised of grease, flour and rags, and has been blocking a stretch of 12-inch sewer pipe on Main Street since January 13, WMTW reports.


christie said...

Funny. Did some baker go nuts and decide to dump his failed cake attempts down the drain?

Elizabeth Prata said...

I think that's pretty close to the real answer. There's a Sam's Pizza and Sandwich shop right at the start of the blob was mentioned in the story but no accusations were made.