The municipality of Hamilton, in the city of New Jersey (United States) has been trying to find out the mystery behind hundreds of kilos of pasta cooked around Veterans Park in Old Bridge, a stream in a local forest. Something that puzzled the locals, who had never seen anything like it. “Impastable”, they said, in a play on words to describe their astonishment.
Hamilton is a municipality that is located in Mercer County. Its population is about 88,000 inhabitants. According to the images published by resident Nina Jochnowitz, on April 26, various types of pasta such as spaghetti or macaroni appeared without any explanation near the stream, one of the most beautiful and striking places in the area. He estimated that there could be more than 250 kilos of pastasomething that can be seen in the Facebook post that he shared, along with images of cooked noodles.
How did hundreds of kilos of pasta get there?
His post quickly went viral, both on Facebook and Twitter. “You could say, ‘Who cares about pasta?’ But the paste has a PH level that will affect the flow of water,” Jochnowitz explained. “It’s important to clean up that stream because it feeds into the city’s water supply. It was one of the fastest cleanups I’ve seen here,” the woman concludes.
The mystery went round and round, without finding the person responsible. However, as NBC 4 New York explains, the neighbors said that “the piles of noodles came from a nearby house that is for sale.” The media ensures that all the quantity that was found was initially raw, but the heavy rains over the weekend caused them to be cooked. The State Public Works Department cleaned up the noodles from the illegal dump, and the city mayor said the case is now closed.
Municipality spokesman Himanshu Shah added: “Once the report was generated, two public works employees arrived to clean up the area. They were able to load all of the pasta in less than an hour and dispose of it properly.”