While many businesses would be vigilant in cleaning chewed gum off the walls, Pike Place Market in Seattle has been lax on that front for 20 years… on purpose: the “gum wall” below the market has become a beloved character as visitors have passed by through the years. It’s time for a fresh start, however, as the Market says it’ll be scraping off gobs of hardened gum next week.
a sticky situation
A couple weeks back we wrote about the state of Vermont’s allegations that McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal violates state law for lacking actual maple syrup. Now the fast food chain and the Green Mountain State have reached an accord that will give the folks of Vermont the option of getting the real-deal syrup if they so desire.
It sounds like the sort of prank a bratty little brother would pull in a wacky Hollywood comedy from the ’80s, but it’s not. A woman in Arizona recently reached for what she thought was eyedrops, only to end up squirting superglue into her eye.
In the history of the auto industry, 2010 will likely go down as the Year of the Sticky Pedal, as U.S. automaker Chrysler becomes the third car manufacturer this year to issue a recall over potentially stuck accelerators.