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#199707 - 08/18/06 09:25 PM US man survives chocolate ordeal
Marty Offline
US man survives chocolate ordeal
A 21-year-old US man ended up in hospital after spending two hours trapped in a vat of chocolate, police in Wisconsin said on Friday.

The man said he had climbed into the tank before becoming trapped waist-deep in chocolate, police chief Randy Berner told AP news agency.

However, other reports suggest he was stirring the chocolate when he fell in.

Rescue workers and staff at the Debelis Corporation used cocoa-butter to thin out the chocolate and pull him free.

"It was pretty thick. It was virtually like quicksand," Captain Berner said.

"It's the first time I've ever heard of anything like this," he added.

The worker said his ankles were sore after the incident, and he was taken to a local hospital where he is recovering.

The accident involved dark chocolate.


#199708 - 08/18/06 11:04 PM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
kris48 Offline
What a way to go!

#199709 - 08/19/06 01:47 AM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
ArtZ SmartZ Offline
Sounds like a good way to go to me! Just add Peanut Butter
ArtZ SmartZ

#199710 - 08/19/06 03:36 PM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
RMT Offline
Thanks Marty!! My 10 year old's eyes lit up when he read this one! smile

#199711 - 08/22/06 12:41 AM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
LaurieMar Offline
Reminds me of one of my long time ole favorites: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

#199712 - 08/22/06 01:14 AM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
klcman Offline
Hey Laurie - who you like better as Willie: Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp?
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#199713 - 08/22/06 02:07 AM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
reaper Offline
Mrs. reaper, the boy and the little one...and three spoons.
That dude would have been rescued in about 7 minutes!

#199714 - 08/22/06 02:09 AM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
Hey - that's good to know, reaper! laugh

#199715 - 08/22/06 02:11 AM Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal
reaper Offline
Toss in a few gallons of milk and he might have been out in 4 minutes! laugh


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