What Glass Looks Like After An Earthquake (And It Could Be In NZ Sugar!)

What Glass Looks Like After An Earthquake (And It Could Be In NZ Sugar!)
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Our fush en chups-eating neighbours are facing a $1.5 billion damage bill as they continue to be knocked about by aftershocks from the weekend’s earthquake. But that’s the least of their problems. Kiwis are staring at a mind-blowing crisis of unimaginable proportions: all their sugar could be contaminated with shards of glass!

OK, probably not. But can you imagine how disastrous that would be?

These photos were taken by Gizmodo reader George’s mate’s coworkers – who work at a CSR factory in New Zealand – shortly after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake ravaged Christchurch. CSR is responsible for 80 per cent of New Zealand’s sugar production, although as some of you have pointed out in the comments, this pic is from CSR’s Viridian glass business in Christchurch, so there really isn’t a risk for Kiwi glass-flavoured sugar.

Before you sink your teeth into that cream-filled bun, please spare a thought for our (possibly) sugar-free dancing warrior friends.

[Thanks George!]