Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Not The Return You Were Expecting

LA Daily News - News

The link will take you to a story about a mysterious blob in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. Why should you care? Because it's awesome, that's why. Assuming the reporter didn't take dramatic license with the facts, this thing sounds like it's straight out of a B-grade 1950's horror movie.

(And yes, I know this is an odd way to break a month-long silence. Never fear, more will come later, be it today or tomorrow [*cough* or after that *cough*].)

UPDATE (2/22/06): This story dropped off the radar quicker than I expected, but I managed to dig up this UPI article. The "blob" was actually oil. Seriously. It took the fire department, plus who knows who else, way too long to figure it out.
It was then authorities remembered that St. James Oil Co. had a petroleum drilling site two blocks away and discovered workers were injecting water at high pressure and temperature to extract leftover crude from old wells.

When the company stopped pumping Monday, the street bulge began to subside.



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