Monday, October 13, 2008

Grape Expectations

Mama Mia, This Water Tastes Strange

Residents of Marino, an Italian town, thought it was a miracle when white wine began flowing through their household taps. But it was just a case of bad plumbing as the wine was supposed to flow from the public fountain. But the pipes from the local vineyard were hooked up instead to the domestic water supply.

FOOTNOTE: Tap dancing.

12 comments:

Moannie said...

What would we do without your nocturnal trawling...?

Maggie May said...

Why can't things like that happen here? And where DO you get these tales from?

Akelamalu said...

I wonder how much was bottled for future use before they discovered the mistake? :)

Rhea said...

ROFL I bet that was QUITE a SURPRISE!

CrazyCath said...

Puts a new meaning to the phrase (as we call water) "Corporation pop!" (old Lancashire term I think.)

spacedlaw said...

That is authentic: I had colleagues there waiting for the fountain to give its yearly boon and they could not believe it when the organisers finally announced that the pipes had gone somewhat mixed up. You had to feel for the people rying to take a shower - it was quite warm - or even just a sip of "water"...
Certainly, quite a few households stocked the results for later sampling.

aims said...

A miracle indeed! Wouldn't that be amazing?

The fact that they have it flow out of the fountain is just mind boggling in the first place!

Craver Vii said...

Oh man, why doesn't that kind of stuff ever happen to me?!!!

Kids, stay away from that drinking fountain!!

Merisi said...

What's next? Mozzarella dropping from horses? (Wouldn't want to hear where the Cappuccino comes from, though!)

babooshka said...

Now if it was red I would have quickly converted to whatver religion was offering this. Superb tale.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

This fulfilled many pipe dreams...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Shrinky said...

I wouldn't mind paying the water rates over there..