Cheese Fondue

United States
July 20, 2007 8:35pm CST
I love to listen for off the wall or crazy news stories. Check out the one that my son found for me on the internet. Yesterday, a truck carrying a trailer load of American, Cheddar, Provolone and several other kinds of cheese caught on fire on the interstate just north of downtown Sacramento, California. The driver tried to use his fire extinguasher to put out the flames, but it was too late. He simply pulled his dog, which was riding in the cab with him to safety and watched thousands of pounds of cheese...melt. The writer of the article said it was too bad he wasn't there with some pretzels or corn chips!
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5 responses
@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
24 Jul 07
This is funny! I would love some pretzels or tortillas myself for this.
• United States
24 Jul 07
Did you know Cheese was flammable? My son told me that. I'm not sure how he knows this, and quite frankly I'm scared to ask him.
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@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I think cheese is flammable because it does have fats in it. Ever spill some oil on your gas burner to have it flare up? Just wanted to comment that I know that the French will cook cheese (fry) until it is hard and crispy. I forget what they call it!
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• United States
18 Sep 07
I can no longer eat cheese. Or at least processed cheese slices. I have developed an allergy to it. I'm afraid to try cheddar or anything else. It is not dairy that the allergy is from, but something that they use to process the cheese.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Sounds like a good cheese fundue. :) The only thing that I have seen is when the truck turns over that has oil, gas and some produce. Just imagine all the clean up after the cheese has melted.
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• United States
24 Jul 07
I cannot imagine how they would have gotten that sticky mess off the road. You know how badly it sticks when it burns on pans and ovens? Can you imagine inches of it all over the asphalt? lol
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Jul 07
LOL, it has to take days to clean it up. :)
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• United States
18 Sep 07
My mothers dog, and both of my dogs love cheese. They could have just brought out all the canines from the local animal shelter and let them have a treat~ I can only imagine the tail waggings.
@GardenGerty (115259)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Oh man, you had me ready for him to pull out the croutons, or for the crowds to do so.Of course my easily distracted mind is wandering, I want to know if it left a big puddle on the road, and how hard it was to clean up. I think I heard of a tanker of molasses spilling. A trucker's life can be interesting.
• United States
24 Jul 07
My dad hauled OTR for most of his life, until his back got so bad that he couldn't drive any longer. I remember him talking about helping to catch chickens after a friend's truck jack-knifed.
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• United States
18 Sep 07
I would have been out on the road, offering my help to pick them up. Perhaps they would have paid me for...in chocolate. Wouldn't that have been great :) Since Hershey bars are my weakness, that probably wouldn't be the smartest thing I've ever done.
@SilPhil (267)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
OMG!! It would hilarious to be a bystander when that happened!!! You could start a queue, all you can eat for $5.....lol....
• United States
18 Sep 07
You've seen cheese when it melts. It runs everywhere. Can you see the lava mountain of cheese flowing down the interstate. The nearby dogs would have a field day if they are like the ones we have at our house. My yorkie will fight you for a sliver of cheese slice.
• India
4 Aug 07
thats cool.. lots of cheese and no takers..but i didn not find any thing very funny about this..
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• United States
18 Sep 07
I didn't really say it was funny. I just like off the wall news stories that you don't hear every day. I got tired of the same old "Bob shot Joe and then Joe went after Bob with an axe and broke out all the windows on his car before stealing his stereo."