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Panic Buy Carrots
Status: PrankOn May 15th thousands of people around the world went to their local grocery store to panic buy carrots. They were members of the facebook group called "On May 15th 2008, everybody needs to go out and panic buy carrots." From northernnews.com:
The group created a website: http://www.panicbuyers.co.nr/. It's now almost a week later, and some members of the group are talking about whether May 15th should be turned into an annual Panic Buy Carrots Day. Others are trying to figure out what to do with all the carrots they bought. My vote would be carrot cake. Lots of it.
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Sunset magazine from April has an excellent carmelized carrot risotto.Posted by Mark Crislip in USA on Tue May 20, 2008 at 11:40 PM
Ick, carrot cake? I want carrots and dip!Posted by Sakano in Ohio on Wed May 21, 2008 at 06:03 PM
I, too, hope the carrots don't get wasted.Posted by Big Gary in Crystal City, Texas on Wed May 21, 2008 at 06:14 PM
Carrot soup is very nice.
Carrot soup is very nice.
I suggest a panic buy run on panic buttons... I bought in bulk, knowing the fit's gonna hit the shan any day now. Actually, a panic buy run on my book "Eat or Go Home" would be cool... hurry, OMG, they're almost sold out, quick, before that fat bastard in line ahead of you gets one, before that weasely looking neighbor of yours buys them all... you know who I mean, the guy with the garage full of ricePosted by Hairy Houdini on Wed May 21, 2008 at 07:00 PM
Panic buying - how old-fashioned. Anyone else remember Dear Abby and the toilet paper run?Posted by Christopher Cole in Tucson, AZ on Mon May 26, 2008 at 04:20 PM
Did it! Carrots, carrots batons, grated carrot - and by the end of the day, my local Asda had run very short of carrots.Posted by Nona on Tue May 27, 2008 at 06:51 AM
Who is Dear Abby? There was a loo roll (as we call it) famine in 1972 or 73 here in the UK which was sparked by a rumour that there was a supply problem. The panic spread to Kleenex and kitchen roll.... Fizzled out before it got to medium-grit sandpaper, though.Posted by Mr Henderson in London, UK on Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 04:22 PM
dearabby.comPosted by Sakano in Ohio on Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 11:04 PM
Ah yes I remeber it well-the London loo paper debacle of 72!lol all phone books dissapeared too!Sugar was next -became like gold dust and if you were a regular customer it was given to you from under the counter!Honey did very well too.This was bought on by dock strikes`as far as I can remember.I quite enjoyed the challenge of it all!Posted by sheila roach in australia on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 03:56 PM