Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Airplane toilet ice

Airplane's Toilet Ice Crashes Garden Party
Mon Sep 6, 9:50 PM ET

GRAZ, Austria - It was an inelegant intruder on a sunny afternoon: a chunk of ice from a jetliner toilet that broke free and slammed into an Austrian family's garden.

No one was injured when the ice tumbled from the sky Sunday afternoon in Graz, about 120 miles south of Vienna, authorities said. The fragment bore deep into the soil in the garden, where the unidentified family was enjoying a lazy summer afternoon. Police said the 6-inch ice ball almost certainly came from an airliner toilet, judging from its blue color and its odor. They did not elaborate.
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"That's a popsicle you do NOT wanna take a big lick of..."