Skip to comments.Mystery Goo Turns Icicles Green and Yellow in Snyder, N.Y.
Posted on 01/21/2011 7:32:46 AM PST by null and void
A mysterious greenish-yellow goo that fell from the sky has splattered homes in Snyder, N.Y., and triggered investigations by the FAA and the town's waste engineer.
Most of the houses along Washington Highway and Berryman Drive have taken down their Christmas lights, but are now sporting green or yellow icicles.
"We have contacted our emergency services people and we also have a waste water treatment plant in town and the interim engineer for that is trying to get the debris tested," said Lisa Kistner, a spokeswoman for the town supervisor.
One resident provided Kistner with her own theory.
"We received a call this morning from a woman who owns a house on the same street, Washington Highway. She gave us her explanation because it happened to her last year," Kistner said.
"She said it's actually because the seagulls eat fast food at McDonald's, which upsets their digestive tract. They were eating French fries out of paper bags... As soon as she got the fast food restaurants to make sure all of their trash was cleaned up in their parking lots, she no longer had that problem," Kistner said. "She suggested that someone check the fast food parking lots because that is probably the root cause of this issue."
"The splotches we see on the siding are consistent with what we would expect from a large flock of birds such as European starlings, a species that is found in large numbers in upstate New York at this time of year,"
Chu wasn't so sure about the French fry-eating seagull theory.
"The size of the droppings would suggest to me that it's a smaller bird than a seagull. Small numerous droppings on siding are not what you expect to see from seagulls, which are larger birds," she said.
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Michelle Obama’s war against fast food and childhood obesity will have to ramp up a bit faster.
I, Dr. Bogus Pachysandra, declare a fatwa on Bartholomew and his durn Ooblek!
Mountain Dew soda.
GREEN SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE!
(it’s an old Marvin Zindler line. If you’ve been through Houston, you’ve heard it).
Yeah, I heard about that Watermellon snow....weird...
It’s a mystery why everything is a mystery. Could it be that the US ranks 29th worldwide in science knowledge?
You got that right!
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