Giant Popsicle melts, floods New York park

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  1. SeaFox macrumors 68020

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    Giant Popsicle melts, floods New York park

     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    lmao, thats hilarious.

    A popsicle flood! Its the most ridiculous thing I'v ever heard!
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I would have been running towards it. Think: its 80 degrees. Your probably hot. There is very cold snapple flowing towards you. What do you do? Find the source, and start licking/sucking. But, then again, i love free things, and will do a lot to get them. others may not.
     
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    It would seem that they would know better than to try something like that in 80 degree weather. :eek:

    Hopefully they will try again this Fall good publicity and a world record.
     
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    and this is why i love being from boston not new york. how much intelligence does it take to say "hmm it is kinda hot out, maybe this could melt"
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It was 114 °F here today, which means it would be a perfect time to bring in some snow and build a 75ft tall snowman. :rolleyes:

    aka, try it in winter people.
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Us new yorkers don't think...we just do it... like crossing the street, we don't look we just walk.... :D
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Around here they call that suicide, and the drivers usually don't get a ticket if they run you over (unless the signals are on the DB's side.)

    But they do have to stop and give the police department a chance to scrape your body off the grill. :(
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    lol...yep, thats probably what I would have done. Mmm, ice-cold, free snapple...slurp! :)
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    What I don't understand is that they knew it was going to melt and the stuff would have to go somewhere eventually....regardless of whether it happened faster than expected. I'm surprised they even got permission to pull the stunt in the first place.

    That's just friggin funny, though...

    D
     
  12. Lacero macrumors 604

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    How much of that is pure sugar? I don't want to know.
     
  13. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    lol, too funny. Sounds just like a horror movie: "GIANT POPSICLE MELTS, FLOODS NEW YORK PARK!!!!" :D

    Well we had Attack of the Killer Tomatos. Now we have Attack of the Gaint Popsicle.
     
  14. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    Next time, they should think dry ice :)
    @ -70 C, it should take a while to thaw
     
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    That's funnier than the time a baking soda truck collided with a vinegar truck. (And I made that one up. This one really happened!)
     
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    *cough*
     
  18. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

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    What a colossal blunder. Anyone out there with PR experience will appreciate the amount of time, energy and money would have taken to get this event off the ground:

    Hire company to build the mold for Giant Popsicle
    Locate a facility to freeze and house Giant Popsicle
    Arrange Giant Popsicle transportation (freezer truck)
    Transfer onto flatbed tow truck
    Hire crane company to hoist Giant Popsicle at event
    Arrange transportation, food and lodging for Guinness Book presence
    Obtain permits to hold event in New York City
    Legal wrangling
    Insurance
    Traffic control, additional police, fire and emergency medical presence
    then...
    Attempt to score media publicity prior to event
    Arrange and pray for media coverage day of event

    Realistically, the hilarity of the event's failure probably got them more press coverage than if it had gone off without a hitch, but their PR firm wouldn't dare try spinning that angle past Snapple corporate. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for tomorrow's wrap-up meeting.
     
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    Show of hands...How many of you, like me, had to go watch the exploding whale video again?
     
  20. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Not to get technical... butt dry ICE wouldn't thaw, it'd sublime, turning into gas as soon as the sun shines on it. Plus.. it sublimes at -78.5 ;)

    Wow... don't you love a little GCSE knowledge + the Wikipedia widget ;)

    Anyway :) ciao
     
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    Nothing valid to say, but..

    this has made my day :)
     
  22. srobert macrumors 68020

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    And now, totally unrelated news:

    - Ants march on NY.
    - Mysterious brain freeze related death increase.
    - Crafty man builds 1276 popsicle sticks bird houses... out of a single stick.
     
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    Yep - it's one of those "you know you live in a culture of conspicuous consumption" moments.

    Though something about the whole incident reminds me of the old movie, The Blob.
     
  25. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    You'd be the guy on the news, stranded in 8 feet of Snapple, while a rescue chopper flew overhead to save you.

    Imagine that headline, "Local Man Nearly Drowns in Giant Snapple Flood-- Rescue Workers Save Life"
    :rolleyes:

    Not to get technical, but the word is "sublimate", as in, 'The dry ice would sublimate into a gas as soon as the temperature of the dry ice rose above 351.5 K.'
    ;)
     

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