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Giant goat-cheese fire closes Norwegian roadway for six days
Yahoo News ^ | 2-22-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 01/22/2013 10:15:24 PM PST by Redcitizen

This may be the cheesiest story you’ll read all day—literally. That’s because 27 metric tons of flaming goat cheese burned inside a Norwegian road tunnel, closing nearly two miles of the road for six days.

Brunost, a Norwegian cheese considered a delicacy, was being shipped in a truck that caught fire. No one was hurt in the incident, which firefighters were finally able to put out on Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheese; fondue; goat; goatandcheese; milk; napl; norway
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Nanny Goat State ping. This is baaad news.

It was also reported by Yahoo Ewes that Norwegian Rats were the suspected arsonists who regarded the cheese as bait in the construction of a better mousetrap. They were seen leaving the scene in a GTO.

1 posted on 01/22/2013 10:15:45 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

“Giant Goat Cheese Fire”

Good name for a rock band?


2 posted on 01/22/2013 10:19:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Redcitizen

As long as it wasn’t jalapeno cheddar. That would be a sad loss.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 10:21:12 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: Redcitizen

OPA!

*pours self a shot of ouzo*


4 posted on 01/22/2013 10:21:49 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: GeronL

“Flaming Goat Cheese” is already taken, so go ahead.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 10:23:58 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Reminds me of peanut butter when eaten on crackers, but is firm rather than creamy


6 posted on 01/22/2013 10:26:44 PM PST by airedale
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To: VanShuyten

lolz. It would be!


7 posted on 01/22/2013 10:27:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Yes, it would be a good name for a rock band especially if they wore goatees and played head banging metal.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 10:28:15 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: GeronL

Must have been an interesting 911 call..........


9 posted on 01/22/2013 10:44:39 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: airedale

I remember one time in the Valley in California where a tanker truck filled with Hershey’s syrup spilled.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 10:48:51 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

I hear Cheese from Giant Goats is especially flammable...


11 posted on 01/22/2013 10:50:16 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Redcitizen; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Are the moose and sister OK?


12 posted on 01/22/2013 10:55:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
As a Norwegian-American (see I can hyphenate too,) I am terribly embarrassed by this incident. Who knew that our prize culinary art forms were so lethal? I'm forthwith writing the Prime Minister to stick with lutefisk and lefsa—they have no flavor or taste—but heck they're not volatile. LOL
15 posted on 01/22/2013 11:21:16 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: 1lawlady
"As a Norwegian-American (see I can hyphenate too,) I am terribly embarrassed by this incident. Who knew that our prize culinary art forms were so lethal?"

I am somewhat alarmed you sneaky Norwegianeese have somehow hidden the fact you have Giant Goats to aide in making your CMDs (Cheese of Max Destruction)

16 posted on 01/22/2013 11:24:58 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Redcitizen

Wouldn’t the cheese be good for a moose trap? Just a bit for the moose’s sister. There are lovely lakes and majestic moose in all of Scandinavia.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 11:28:20 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: 1lawlady

The trucking company’s motto is “We put the toast in Gjetost.”

(Fellow 100% Norske-American here too. But you can keep the lutefisk!)


18 posted on 01/22/2013 11:37:00 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Redcitizen

This cheese fire is about the most excitation Norwegians get so leave them alone!!! :)


19 posted on 01/23/2013 12:03:12 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 1lawlady

When it comes to lethal cuisine, the Icelanders have you beat hands-down:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hákarl

Yum!


20 posted on 01/23/2013 12:14:32 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Redcitizen; Elsie; goat granny

Goat ping


21 posted on 01/23/2013 1:35:25 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
I am GOAT!

Fear me!!



22 posted on 01/23/2013 3:51:14 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Redcitizen
So long as they saved the lutefisk...


23 posted on 01/23/2013 3:52:43 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: GeronL

24 posted on 01/23/2013 4:34:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Redcitizen
"Giant Norwegian Goat Cheese? Sorry, I'm afraid the truck didn't come in today."


25 posted on 01/23/2013 4:41:37 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Redcitizen

Something that no one has mentioned...Can you imagine the STENCH???? The reason it burned for two days is probably because the firefighters couldn’t get near it due to hyper-gagging. Ewwwwww.......


26 posted on 01/23/2013 4:43:52 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Larry Lucido
 http://www.google.com/search?q=burning+straw+goats&hl=en&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=stn_UIXuFOqY2wXRvYGwBA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=605
 
 
 
http://observers.france24.com/content/20121221-christmas-gavle-goat-sweden-burnt

27 posted on 01/23/2013 4:48:04 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Larry Lucido

Yes; it is another Giant Norwegian who succumbed to too much cheese.

28 posted on 01/23/2013 4:49:55 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Redcitizen

and the cheese melted for 6 days, and on the 7th day, there were nachos, and the people cried out for wings, and football. And there was a multitude of each. and the people were happy, but sleepy. so it was written.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 5:09:25 AM PST by tm61 (Election 2012: we find it IS possible, to polish a turd.)
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To: Redcitizen

You’ve all been had by Yahoo. This is not about giant goats. It’s about whey.

The Yahoo article specifically mentions goat cheese, but the reuters link embedded in the article makes no mention of this.

Reuters indicates “brunost” and is specifically stated as being made from whey.

Some quick internet research indicates other variants of this cheese use the milk of giant goats and is called “geitost” or “gjetost”.

Alas, this is not what caught fire though. The whey kind did.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 5:13:01 AM PST by fruser1
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To: fruser1
It’s about whey.

I hear there is a LOT of this, down on the Suwannee River...

31 posted on 01/23/2013 6:00:28 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Redcitizen

The ruinous yuppie pizza makers in St. Helena and Calistoga are sad. They will no longer be able to turn out inedible stone wheels that resembled Spartan shields in texture and strength and smelled like a dead, beached whale. The bodhisattvas in the Tibetan Book of Dead have struck a blow for humankind against yuppie transgressors and killed their nefarious business dead. I, for one, am overjoyed.


32 posted on 01/23/2013 6:44:16 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Redcitizen

MMMMM, fried cheese! A little black bread and some dried fruit, a glass of wine...

Breakfast of champions!


33 posted on 01/23/2013 8:01:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JoeProBono

rock on GGCF!!


34 posted on 01/23/2013 9:24:42 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Redcitizen

FR old-timers will remember that with cheese and Norway already locked down, the only thing the story is missing is a moose.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 9:33:41 AM PST by untenured
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To: Utah Binger

Yer missin’ a food related thread here...


36 posted on 01/23/2013 9:39:24 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Ja det er jeg. Men de lille dyr som du elsker skal vi snart spise med vores brunost.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 10:30:37 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Men hunde kan blive lige så syge af vores mad


38 posted on 01/23/2013 11:26:59 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Redcitizen; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono

The next morning, there was a nice fondue on the ground.

Or was that fine dew?


39 posted on 01/23/2013 12:22:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sergeantdave
The ruinous yuppie pizza makers in St. Helena and Calistoga are sad.

Always a good time to bring this up:

WHY WEST COAST PIZZA TASTES LIKE CRAP - An Investigative Report From John Spaeth (1999)

40 posted on 01/23/2013 12:29:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Frond-dew. Early spring. Edible too.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 12:32:46 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: USNBandit
I remember when a distillery in the the north end of Boston, spilled molasses killing 21. Since then legislation was enacted to outlaw possession of molasses. Thank goodness the little children are now safe, since 1919.


42 posted on 01/23/2013 12:41:04 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

Joe, I can’t help but wonder, why is there
a platform and stairs built back there?


43 posted on 01/23/2013 12:41:46 PM PST 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: JoeProBono

Nej....Det siger du ikke! Hunde skulle ikke spise ost.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 1:05:22 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: tet68

The Norwegian Band “Giant Goat-Cheese Fire” travels inside the Trojan Goat.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 1:08:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Utah Binger

Alle mine hunde elsker ost


46 posted on 01/23/2013 1:12:25 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

You lost your dogs in a boating accident?


47 posted on 01/23/2013 1:14:30 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Larry Lucido

“It’s not much of a cheese shop, is it?”


48 posted on 01/23/2013 1:18:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

In addition to a moose bite, the sister now has a slight burn from melted cheese.


49 posted on 01/23/2013 5:17:07 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Elsie

If someone brought the toast, ah ha, grilled cheese sandwichs....:O)


50 posted on 01/23/2013 9:05:52 PM PST by goat granny
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