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    Talking Box Of Rocks Prompts Evacuation Of 700 At Dallas Bulk Mail Center

    Hissing Rocks???? You can't make this stuff up!

    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/17597013/detail.html
    Employee: Package Was Emitting Strange Odor, Hissing


    POSTED: 8:09 am CDT October 1, 2008
    UPDATED: 8:32 am CDT October 1, 2008


    DALLAS -- About 700 employees were evacuated from the Dallas Bulk Mail Center near Interstate 30 Wednesday morning after an employee found a package he said was emitting a strange odor and "hissing."

    The package turned out to be a box of rocks.




    Postal inspectors and Dallas Fire Department investigators were called to the bulk mail center near I-30 and Westmoreland Road at about 7:30 a.m. after the employee complained of a burning sensation in his throat.


    Two employees were evaluated at the scene, Dallas Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sherrie Lopez said.

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    Maybe the burning sensation is because of all the hissing he did himself? heh

    And how do rocks hiss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    Maybe the burning sensation is because of all the hissing he did himself? heh

    And how do rocks hiss?
    Maybe they were pop rocks.

    http://www.poprockscandy.com/

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/question114.htm

    Was the box of rocks dumb?


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    I would assume there was sand or small rock fragments within the box of rocks and when the box is tilted on its side or even upside down(especially if the box says fragile), the sand or fragments sifted to the bottom making a hissing sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcnuke View Post
    I would assume there was sand or small rock fragments within the box of rocks and when the box is tilted on its side or even upside down(especially if the box says fragile), the sand or fragments sifted to the bottom making a hissing sound.
    Or maybe they're just hissing because they're angry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kcnuke View Post
    I would assume there was sand or small rock fragments within the box of rocks and when the box is tilted on its side or even upside down(especially if the box says fragile), the sand or fragments sifted to the bottom making a hissing sound.
    And maybe the burning sensation in their throats was because they screamed too loud when they heard the dirt, or tried to smoke a rock...

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