Kicker: Feather clean-up


NICK EICHER, HOST: What’s easier to scoop up: a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

Of course, that’s a trick question, but I’ll explain to you why the answer is not feathers.

Road crews found out the hard way last week when a semi flipped over on Interstate 5 north of Tacoma, Washington — and spilled 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers.

Traffic backed up for 11 miles as workers cleared the fluffy mess — which was en route from a poultry facility to a rendering plant in Vancouver.

The Canadian company recycles animal byproducts into pet food and soap.

It’s not entirely clear what they do with feathers.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Air 4/KOMOnews.com via AP) In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, aerial photo provided by KOMOnews.com, chicken feathers cover the ground alongside Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Wash. 

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