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US man survives chocolate ordeal

Posted By: Marty

US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/18/06 09:25 PM

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.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5264566.stm?ls
Posted By: kris48

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/18/06 11:04 PM

What a way to go!
Posted By: ArtZ SmartZ

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/19/06 01:47 AM

Sounds like a good way to go to me! Just add Peanut Butter
Posted By: RMT

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/19/06 03:36 PM

Thanks Marty!! My 10 year old's eyes lit up when he read this one! smile
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/22/06 12:41 AM

Reminds me of one of my long time ole favorites: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
Posted By: klcman

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/22/06 01:14 AM

Hey Laurie - who you like better as Willie: Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp?
Posted By: reaper

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/22/06 02:07 AM

Mrs. reaper, the boy and the little one...and three spoons.
That dude would have been rescued in about 7 minutes!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/22/06 02:09 AM

Hey - that's good to know, reaper! laugh
Posted By: reaper

Re: US man survives chocolate ordeal - 08/22/06 02:11 AM

Toss in a few gallons of milk and he might have been out in 4 minutes! laugh
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