Buffalo Neighborhood Pretty In Pink After Snow

In an echo of a passage from The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, the snow in a neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y., turned pink. When a demolition contractor tore down an old business, it sent up a cloud of red food-coloring powder.

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Readers of the "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" will find this news story familiar. In the Dr. Seuss book, the Cat leaves a pink ring around the bathtub. Efforts to clean up that mess only spread the pink to a dress, a bed, and finally the snow outside, which is sort of what happened in Buffalo, New York when a demolition contractor tore down an old business, it sent up a cloud of red food-coloring powder. The snow in one neighborhood really turned pink.

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