Highway bees, road lasagna: Bees and lasagna everywhere.

Our Nation's Infrastructure is Covered in Bees and Lasagna

Our Nation's Infrastructure is Covered in Bees and Lasagna

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May 21 2014 12:30 PM

Our Nation's Infrastructure is Covered in Bees and Lasagna

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Passengers in the truck suffered only minor injuries.

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The United States' infrastructure is in trouble, everyone seems to agree. Our bridges are creaking. Our rail system lags behind Asia and Europe. And, perhaps most troubling of all, our roads are covered in bees and lasagna.

Gawker and Deadspin, respectively, uncovered the stories of the bees and lasagna that are destroying America's competitiveness in a global economy.

Authorities in Delaware spent most of Tuesday night cleaning up the wreckage from a tractor-trailer crash. The cleanup took longer than usual because of the truck's cargo: 20 million bees, most of which escaped and swarmed the truck.

Meanwhile in South Carolina, this was the aftermath of a mishap involving a frozen-food truck and a train (no one was hurt):

"There was an inch of lasagna ground into the pavement," Turner said. "They (the firefighters) came down with the truck to hose off the road but the water was beading up. They eventually used big buckets of detergent and brooms to scrub the roadway."

A national stimulus program for bee and lasagna removal is needed immediately!