Finally, a news story that doesn’t involve politics or weather; a Greyhound bus carrying canisters of frozen bull semen dropped its load on a freeway in Nashville last week, causing emergency crews to shut down a stretch of the interstate after hearing reports of steaming, ill-smelling canisters on the side of the road.
Hazmat crews eventually determined the containers and their cargo were safe. The Greyhound driver returned to pick up his lost cargo. Bull semen. On ice.
A spokesmen for the bus line apparently told a television station that it “wasn’t unusual for one of its buses to carry bull sperm”. I did not know this, and I’m betting a lot of other people didn’t either. It didn’t even know Greyhound regularly carried cargo at all. It does.
“It was no different to us than if a mattress fell off a truck,” said Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman B.J. Doughty. If this incident teaches us anything, it is people in Tennessee still don’t know where babies come from, because there is a serious difference between semen and a mattress.
That, or she was making a remark about the semen content of mattresses, which is dangerously high, from what I understand.