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40,000 Pounds of Bacon Get Ruined in Accident (Video)

What do you call an accident that leaves 40,000 pounds of bacon just sitting on the side of a highway? If you said "massive fail," you'd be correct.

That's what happened in Peoria, Illinois, when a Wenger Trucking Co. semi overturned, spilling its precious porcine cargo all over the median. According to WMBD Radio, the 57-year-old driver was unharmed.

Unfortunately, the bacon did not make it.

Here's what 40,000 pounds of bacon looks like as it awaits its date with a Dumpster:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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