After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.
At precisely 10:12 p.m. last night, the Berkeley Police Department heard tell of a little explosion at the corner of Blake and Chilton. Within minutes Lieutenant Diane Delaney, the Berkeley Fire Department’s hazardous materials team, and the BPD’s bomb disposal team (we have a bomb disposal team??) were on the scene.
While the Berkeley squadrons have ruled the mysterious “white streak of powder” left in the explosion’s wake to be nonhazardous, the chemical-makeup of the substance remains under scrutiny.
(Isn’t it common knowledge by now that anything white and mysterious is actually just pineapple flavored candy? C’mon BPD. Treat yourself to a little processed sugar once in a while.)
Regardless, let’s enjoy these aimless days while we can, shall we? Or at the very least, take the time to marvel at (what we imagine to be) a few O-Chem nerds’ ability to manufacture awe. An event to make Don DeLillo proud.
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Explosion Near Telegraph Avenue Leaves Behind “Benign” Residue [Daily Cal]
Overnight Explosion Investigated in Berkeley [ABC7]
Minor Explosion Rocks Quiet Berkeley Neighborhood [KTVU San Francisco]
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