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Old 12-17-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Iowa town's roads well seasoned -- chicagotribune.com

Iowa Town Uses Garlic Salt To De-Ice The Roads

By Meg Marco, 4:39 PM on Wed Dec 17 2008, 3,950 views
The roads in a certain Iowa town are deliciously garlic-y. They've been using garlic salt to de-ice the streets.
Yes, Ankeny, Iowa is a suburb of Des Moines. It's like any other town except for one important distinction. City crews are out spreading garlic salt on the streets.
The garlic salt, which would have ended up in a landfill if it hadn't been donated by Tone Brothers Inc., a local spice producer, apparently works just fine when mixed with regular road salt.
Public Works Administrator Al Olson told the media that the only side-effect is that some public workers say it makes them hungry.
One such employee, who was interviewed by a local news crew, said, "It makes you feel like ordering a steak and a baked potato."
Another worker said his dog started licking the garlic from his pants when he got home.
"We'll take any kind of salt that we can get," said the city's representative.
Iowa town's roads well-seasoned [Chicago Tribune]
Spice company donates garlic salt to road crews [KATU] (Thanks, Abe !)

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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can you imagine the smell after awhile.....
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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I'm in garlic heaven!
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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You know. I always wanted to move a gardening zone or 2 south.
I think I will pack up and head down 35 because THATS MY KINDA PLACE!!!!!!
(plus it's warmer)
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #5
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I agree it would smell lovely the first couple of minutes.....but days and days of smelling it...??
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Garlic..yummy... and just think, the road kill will already be seasoned!
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Garlic..yummy... and just think, the road kill will already be seasoned!
How efficient, Trish! Just think...seasoned AND brined. Gotta be some flavorful and tender eatin'! Time to drag out the roadkill cookbook.
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lol lol
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #9
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I can just imagine all the road kill that garlic will attract. As if licking the salt wasn't enough.
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Now if they can just get a toiletries company to donate some deoderant and mouthwash...
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