Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fun Fact

In 1972, a ship transporting 1,500 tons of tapioca caught fire. When firefighters doused the flames with water, the tapioca was saturated and then cooked in the heat of the fire! The giant tapioca pudding swelled and nearly split the ship into pieces - a firefighter described it as “a huge tapioca time bomb.” Eventually, workers put out the fire and secured the ailing ship. Authorities in Cardiff, Wales, where the ship was forced to dock, estimated that it would have taken 200 trucks to offload the pudding.

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