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Have You Seen This? Oompa loompa doompety d'oh! Chocolate spilled all over this road
Twelve tons of chocolate spilled on a highway in Poland Wednesday. A very sticky traffic jam ensued. Willy Wonka was nowhere to be found. - photo by Mary Dalrymple
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Remember that part in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when chocolate spills all over a highway and Augustus Gloop tries to lick it up while the Oompa Loompas roll their eyes and clear off the road?

Oh, wait. Thats not Willy Wonka. Its real life. Sort of.

Wednesday, a truck carrying 12 tons of chocolate crashed on a highway in Poland. As the truck tipped over, thick, gooey chocolate spilled out and covered the road. Obviously, Augustus Gloop was not really around, and there were no Oompa Loompas (that we can verify), but the scene still feels like it could come straight out of a Roald Dahl novel.

The spill covered all four lanes of the highway and caused traffic to back up on both sides of the spill, but the driver of the truck only received minor injuries, according to The New York Times. This video from ABC News Australia shows a bit of the cleanup, but authorities said it took several hours before the roads were clear. Bogdan Kowalski, a firefighter at the scene, told ABC News that chocolate is actually harder to clean up than oil.

Its a time-consuming task, Kowalski said. Layers of chocolate can only be removed from the tarmac with warm pressure water.

I guess the cleanup crew probably wouldve been pretty grateful for the help of some magical Oompa Loompas after all. Enjoy the video and be glad youre not sitting behind a sticky chocolate traffic jam right now. Oh, and Im sorry if this activated your sweet tooth and now you cant stop craving chocolate.