The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 December 2004

Popping off at Pop's Sodium Shoppe

Well, at least Fayetteville doesn't have to worry about snow on the streets:

[A]ccording to Field Operations Supervisor Bryan Hobbs, the city of Fayetteville has purchased three pickup trucks, with water tanks and sprayers in the back, that will pump a 23 percent saltwater solution onto roads before the snow falls. "It's supposed to rain before it snows, so we have to wait until after it rains to spray the streets, or else the salt will just get washed away," Hobbs said. "When the snow combines with the salt, it creates heat, which melts away ice."

In other news, the city plans to get its police helicopter airborne again some time in the next few weeks, soon as Sam's Club gets in a fresh shipment of Alka-Seltzer.

(Via Rita, who actually remembers her high-school chemistry.)

Posted at 6:17 PM to Dyssynergy

Wasn't that just the goofiest thing? Alas, we didn't get enough snow for them to try out his new theory.

Thanks for the link!

Posted by: rita at 6:38 PM on 22 December 2004

Those halycion days of good ol Communist Martyrs High School....where's george tirebiter when you need 'em?

Posted by: paulsmos at 6:54 AM on 23 December 2004

Don't eat with your hand, son. Use your entrenching tool.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:23 AM on 23 December 2004

I wonder what Joe Beets would say about this issue.


Posted by: Fritz Schranck at 11:39 AM on 23 December 2004