Saturday, March 31, 2007

When realism goes awry..

From Fox News:

Fake Volcano in Minnesota

Waterpark 'Erupts,' Sending

Guests Running

Saturday, March 31, 2007

DULUTH, Minn. — An imitation volcano in a hotel and water park's swimming pool developed delusions of grandeur, forcing guests to flee to the parking lot in their bare feet and swimsuits.

The 20-foot-tall plastic volcano at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark started belching black smoke and shooting flames Thursday. The hotel manager said a malfunctioning internal speaker ignited the fire.

Firefighters helped put out the fire, but not before part of the volcano melted.
No one was injured, although an 80-year old woman was reported missing after last being seen near the imitation quicksand.