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Caught on camera: 6,810 bottles of wine crashed to floor when store's shelves collapsed
The Daily Mail ^ | 10-24-11 | Mike O'Brien

Posted on 10/24/2011 10:39:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

It's a wine lover's nightmare - thousands of bottles of the world's finest grape juice crash on the floor, leading to a tsunami of undrinkable vino.

At Superior Discount Liquors in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, that disastrous scenario really did happen.

A 78ft long shelving unit suddenly becoming detached from its anchoring wall.

Standing four shelves high, a total of 6,810 bottles of wine and champagne smashed on the floor.

The liquor turned into a sea of red and broken glass. Managers at the store are stumped as to why or how it happened, but did admit the shelves are 31 years old.

Video at source.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: disaster; sheboygan; wine
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1 posted on 10/24/2011 10:39:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sheboygan disaster ping!


2 posted on 10/24/2011 10:40:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nothing to wine about.......


3 posted on 10/24/2011 10:42:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Undrinkable my ass - get a sponge!


4 posted on 10/24/2011 10:43:07 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Superior Discount Liquors”

Likely the real wine lovers rejoiced.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 10:44:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: circlecity

Those are really quick footed employees. It’s lucky no one was hurt. I wonder if someone else recorded this video, or if it is from a security camera?


6 posted on 10/24/2011 10:44:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Slump Tester

Or a straw.


7 posted on 10/24/2011 10:44:48 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It was The Snoid From Sheboygan’s fault!


8 posted on 10/24/2011 10:46:05 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: listenhillary

They’ve turned the video footage into a cute ad. Good thinking.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 10:46:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks like earthquake footage - without the earthquake.


10 posted on 10/24/2011 10:46:28 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

sad...so sad...WHY????


11 posted on 10/24/2011 10:47:26 AM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Alcohol abuse


12 posted on 10/24/2011 10:47:57 AM PDT by lilyramone (The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The owner said he was really, really hurting over this but I think it was just sham pain.


13 posted on 10/24/2011 10:47:57 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: afraidfortherepublic

...and the shelves had a thirty year warranty, right?


14 posted on 10/24/2011 10:49:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

6810 bottles of wine on the wall....6810 bottles of wine...


15 posted on 10/24/2011 10:50:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Apple Blossom; BabyBMW

ping


16 posted on 10/24/2011 10:50:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Superior Wine, inferior shelves.


17 posted on 10/24/2011 10:52:23 AM PDT by Hacklehead (The goal of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Covered by insurance?


18 posted on 10/24/2011 10:53:22 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That brought tears to my eyes.


19 posted on 10/24/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s a lot of liquidated assets...


20 posted on 10/24/2011 10:55:08 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Quick, grab a straw!”


21 posted on 10/24/2011 10:55:40 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Lockbar

” Covered by insurance? “

According to the article, it was covered by wine and broken glass...


22 posted on 10/24/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s called sponge and squeeze!


23 posted on 10/24/2011 10:58:20 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" - Herman Cain)
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To: circlecity

I enjoyed that.


24 posted on 10/24/2011 10:58:34 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: barbarianbabs

WHY???

Well the article said that the fasteners came away from the wall. If it wasn’t sabotage, it could have been poor fasteners. About 30 yers ago we had a spate of bogus bolts on the market around the world that showed up in the automotive and aircraft industries. Maybe some of them made their way to Sheboygan and were used on these shelves. It doesn’t look like the shelves collapsed; it looks more like the bolts pulled away from the walls — or broke.


25 posted on 10/24/2011 10:59:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Six thousand eight hundred and nine bottles of wine on the shelf,
Six thousand eight hundred and nine bottles of wine.
Take one down, pass it around,
Six thousand eight hundred and eight bottles of wine on the shelf.

This could be a long thread.

26 posted on 10/24/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to expand this tagline)
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27 posted on 10/24/2011 11:00:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Slump Tester

Undrinkable my ass - get a sponge!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Even today’s ‘winos’ can’t hold a candle to winos in my day.

A little thing like glass etc wouldn’t have stopped them.
Even THEY would scoff at todays ‘wine in a box’ although they would have gotten over it quickly enough to consume the contents...


28 posted on 10/24/2011 11:02:05 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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29 posted on 10/24/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If could figure out how to do it on my droid I’d post a link to the scene in Animal House where Bluto cries over the spilled booze.


30 posted on 10/24/2011 11:06:07 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: barbarianbabs

Grapes of wrath?


31 posted on 10/24/2011 11:08:13 AM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“All you can drink...5 bucks!


32 posted on 10/24/2011 11:09:58 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: dfwgator

LOL!!


33 posted on 10/24/2011 11:11:30 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: circlecity

ROTFLMAO - good pun


34 posted on 10/24/2011 11:12:17 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Ah... just a couple of broken bottles. Now here is a REAL bottle catastrophe in a warehouse.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stDWNam7RtE
35 posted on 10/24/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

36 posted on 10/24/2011 11:15:28 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

37 posted on 10/24/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: xrmusn

I always loved the SNL skit where Dan and the boys were
high brow winos.

Say Mister, how about loaning me 25 dollars for a bottle
of bojulay?


38 posted on 10/24/2011 11:17:43 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh the humanities!!


39 posted on 10/24/2011 11:18:41 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cleanup on aisle 4....


40 posted on 10/24/2011 11:24:08 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Superior Discount Liquors

Yeah, that sounds like a real high class wine establishment......How many bottles of Three Roses were lost?..........

41 posted on 10/24/2011 11:33:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

42 posted on 10/24/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: dfwgator
6810 bottles of wine on the wall....6810 bottles of wine..

LOL!

43 posted on 10/24/2011 11:37:19 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman!)
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To: dfwgator
6810 bottles of wine on the wall....6810 bottles of wine..

LOL!

44 posted on 10/24/2011 11:37:30 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman!)
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To: dfwgator

45 posted on 10/24/2011 11:39:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Maybe a forklift was involved.
46 posted on 10/24/2011 11:54:05 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Red Badger

47 posted on 10/24/2011 12:17:32 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Red Badger

48 posted on 10/24/2011 12:30:35 PM PDT by Vide
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To: Red Badger

49 posted on 10/24/2011 12:30:35 PM PDT by Vide
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Too bad there was no sound on these videos. I bet 6700 bottles breaking simultaneously is pretty impressive.


50 posted on 10/24/2011 1:01:51 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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