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A worker shovels some of the fish off the road (Credit:... A worker shovels some of the fish off the road (Credit: CEN).
Okay, I admit it. When I drove a furniture-store truck in high school, there were a couple of times that I forgot to close the back of the truck, prompting people to call my boss. But that was nothing compared with the monumental mess created by a Polish truck driver who let loose 24 tons of sardines loose out of his "lorry," as the Europeans call a truck, onto a road near Kolobrzeg, Poland.

The site of so many sardines on the road looked almost biblical. 'At first we thought it was some sort of divine judgement - like a plague of locusts or frogs,' motorist Wladyslaw Nowak, 62, reported TheMailOnline.com, the online version of London's Daily Mail newspaper.

Police say the fish came from a truck driven by truck-driver Jakub Carowski, 26, who failed to shut the back door of the vehicle properly. The driver is being fined over $5,000 to pay for the clean-up.

These things happen. The worst truck spills involve chemicals and petrol. But sometimes these incidents touch our funny bones. Last May, a Brinks truck driving through northern Ontario hit a rock out-cropping that tore a gash in the vehicle sending $5 million in coins out onto the highway. The wreck set off a chain reaction of vehicles crashing into the wreck, one of which was a candy truck that spilled out onto the highway mixing with the coins.

A truck in Sugarland Texas in 2008 spilled 5,000 gallons of Molasses on the roadside. That's right...in Sugarland. But the freakiest incident we have heard of was a truck carting a beached whale through the Taiwanese city of Taihan. Gases had built up inside the 56-foot sperm whale while it was on the way out of town, causing it to explode, spraying whale guts all over a neighborhood.

Like we said. These things happen.




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      sylvabugg2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just bring in a truckload of seagulls, they'll clean it up in no time.
      Brutal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here come the Pollock jokes ... I'll start with the obvious ... A Polish truck driver was told to hit the road with a load of sardines.
        bdgrizcp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brutal
        Is that a pun: pollock is a type of fish, right? Eastern Europeans...different word.
      TheNDN
      • 2 Years Ago
      **shudders** That road is gonna STANK for a long time to come.
      brennemanbelkin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pass the mustard sauce.
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Kimberly Marie
      • 2 Years Ago
      yuck, the stench. For 5 grand he should have cleaned it himself. otoh, if he couldn't remember to shut the loading door, he probably would have messed up the clean up. yuck.
        Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kimberly Marie
        Hey, he's Polish. How many Polacks does it take to clean a dumped load?
          sylvabugg2
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Bob
          Where do the Polish keep their armies? In their sleevies!
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where were the cats?
      Dumb Ass!
      • 2 Years Ago
      any reason why the guy is wearing head gear to sweep fish off the road ? sure he might slip but damn hes dressed like the bomb squad
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Previously I was working for an oil company and after suddenly losing my job through to corporate downsizing, I started my own business. I ran my previous business for a little over 4 years and pretty much lost all my money. When I found this incredible opportunity: ( http://bit.ly/PartnerWPaul ) I was in a lot of debt and struggling to pay the bills. Within a few short months of starting with this company my life had completely turned around. I now make more money in a month, than what most people make in an entire year. I love what I do!
      harryness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Something is fishy about this story.
      Mitch
      • 2 Years Ago
      hello ladies
        Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mitch
        Thats what the blind man said when he passed the fish store.
      kvh32055
      • 2 Years Ago
      And that stretch of road will be forever known as the Dirty ***** mile
        Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kvh32055
        Nah, that stretch of road will always be known as "The Sardines From Hell."
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