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Cutting Room Floor 03/19/07

Cutting Room Floor 03/19/07



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(KSL Staff)

MICKEY CHIPS

There's nothing like ripping open a fresh bag of chips and finding a mouse already beat you to the crunch.

That story kicks off today's segment of the Cutting Room Floor.

A Colorado Springs middle school student claims he found the mouse inside a bag of Frito-Lay barbecue potato chips purchased at a school lunch line.

School District officials say it appears credible... saying they interviewed the student's parents and other children who were sitting at the table, and determined the incident did not appear to be a prank.

Frito-Lay is investigating and the district has temporarily pulled all chips from its vending machines and lunch lines.

FOWL ODOR

The Department of environmental quality had a quite a mess to clean up in Louisiana.

A leaky vacuum truck, which had just cleaned grease traps for numerous area restaurants, was hauling it to a disposal site when it started leaking chicken grease.... and chicken parts all over the highway.

Everything was going fine until it started to rain and according to crews... the smell was overpowering.

They actually spread sand over the gunk to keep it from oozing into storm drains and a nearby river.

SOCCER CEMETERY

Fans of a German Soccer Club can soon rest assured they'll never miss a game... ever.

The Soccer Team Hamburg SV is planning to build a cemetery for die-hard fans.

The graves will be opposite the team's stadium and will hold about 150 deceased enthusiasts.

"It won't be distasteful or full of colorful headstones" said a team spokesman... adding, "It will be a place for true fans to find their final resting place."

BLIND FAITH

More and more cars are coming with navigation systems and an 80-year-old German driver did exactly as he was told by his car's navigation system.

The only problem... the road he was told to drive on was under construction.

The Mercedes eventually crashed into a pile of sand, but not before the driver tooled past a bevy of "Road Closed" and other clearly-worded signs.

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