Here's the scenario. You've got your raspberry danish in hand, and your coffee steaming in the cupholder because you didn't have enough time to eat breakfast before you had to hit the road. You take a right, you take a left, then wham, you're on the freeway.
Going three miles an hour. You see a friendly snail pass you up on the right. You take a sip of your coffee, because you've prepared for this. Morning traffic. Isn't it wonderful?
But wait. It usually isn't this slow. Something unusual must be happening. Another snail signals in front of you. You're going so slow you let him pass.
We'll now end our ridiculous hypothetic scenario by telling you that, in fact, this was a real scenario that actually happened. One fine day when motorists set out on the road expecting nothing more than a little ordinary traffic, their commute was interrupted by a truck of overturned meatballs. Oh, no?
On November 15th, a transport truck was driving along Skara-Lundsbrunn road. Hmm, you're thinking. That doesn't sound like any road I know. Well, it probably isn't, unless you're from Sweden. Yep, of course this is where an accident like this would occur. Is there anything more fitting? A pile of cheese in Wisconsin? A potato disaster in Idaho? Let us know.
In what can only be described as a vegetarian's worst nightmare, the transport truck hit a patch of ice and veered off the road. The precious meatballs that he had been transporting spilled out from the truck and ended up in a ditch, which is the most tragic part of this story. The entire road had to be shut down.
"The trailer was heavier than the lorry itself, and it is very slippery out there," said police officer Tommy Emriksson. In case you're not familiar with the terminology, lorry means truck. Swedish people just say the darndest things.
It took hours for the mess to finally be cleared up, and for people to be able to move through the highway again. Hey, really, we would have volunteered to come help.
That's it for the meatballs on the highway, folks. But believe it or not, meatballs are perhaps not the strangest thing ever to have spilled on a highway. Let's take a look at some other incidents, shall we?
You're driving down the highway and you see that two million euros have suddenly flown out of a truck and into traffic. Maybe you'll pull over reaaaal quick, just to see if they need any assistance. This happened in southern Italy, and about 10,000 euros weren't accounted for after it was all cleaned up. Sneaky motorists.
In Ohio, over 2,000 piglets were being transported along the side of the road when the truck took a spill. Luckily, none of them were turned into bacon, but a few of the piglets escaped the scene before authorities could make it. We smell another Babe movie in the making.
Reportedly, 600 mackerel fell out of a truck without a driver's knowledge in Belfast, Ireland, and 2015. What's a few hundred fish here and there? The government had to warn the population about sanitation concerns when it came to taking fish out of a field and going home to cook them, which is of course what happened.
What did potatoes ever do to deserve this? We may not have wanted to eat them when our mom told us to, but in 2015, this terrible incident occurred. The driver was investigated to see if he was asleep when it happened. Come on, how could you go to sleep when there's a potato party happening in the back of your truck?
The college students had a reason to get out of bed before noon when this happened in January 2015. In North Carolina, the truck hit a bridge, and spilled out this delicious goodness. It's alright, that's probably only about $5 dollars worth of ramen, anyway.