Wisconsin started an initiative to dump cheese brine (a waste product of the state's best known commodity) all over the frozen roads in the hopes that it would be effective in thawing the ice.
According to our friends at Circa, nearly 30% of the conventionally used dry salt is reportedly knocked off the roads by cars or simply bounces off when it's first dropped. The cheese brine helps the salt remain on the roads when applied. "You want to use provolone or mozzarella. Those have the best salt content. You have to do practically nothing to it," says Jeffrey Tews of the Milwaukee Public Works Department.
Wisconsin has always been known for its tasty dairy products, but now it can brag that even its streets are practically paved with cheese!
The Associated Press reports of this amazing occurrence captured on video in North Dakota by retired engineer, George Loegering. According to the AP, experts say the phenomenon developed from a rare combination of "cold, dense air, and an eddy in the river."
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Last year, as part of Operation In Our Sites -- a joint initiative by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security's office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to ostensibly seize the domains of websites hosting copyright infringing material -- the popular hip hop music blog Dajaz1.com
Say What Now of the Day: An American citizen arrested last year in Salt Lake County and charged with distribution of a controlled substance told the judge he was an illegal immigrant so he could be deported and "avoid a lengthy prison term."
The rouse worked, and the man, who said his name was Saul Quiroz, was deported to Mexico by Immigration and Customs Enforcement only t
Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: As part of a supposed crackdown on online child porn by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cyber Crimes Center (the so-called "Operation Save Our Children"), a domain belonging to the DNS service provider FreeDNS was mistakenly seized, along with 84,000 innocent subdomains