So here's a weird one. "Hundreds of thousands" of Skittles, all red, were found covering a rural southeastern Wisconsin road this week.
The candy coating was discovered around 8:51 p.m. Tuesday, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.
At the time, they didn't know how it happened, or why someone might be lugging hundreds of thousands of Skittles around. Here's another photo of the delicious mayhem:
But in an update, the sheriff's office said the Skittles fell off a flatbed pickup – the candy was in a large box, it was raining, the box got wet, and it gave out.
So, Skittles. All over the road.
But wait, there's more
The sheriff's office said the Skittles reportedly didn't meet production quality standards, so were being sent to become feed for cattle on a farm.
And yes, that's something that happens. In 2012, the LA Times and CNN reported farmers were using it as a replacement for corn. Corn prices had shot up, and candy was cheap. The sugar helped fatten the beef cows and gave them energy, just like sugar in corn, one farmer told CNN.
But that's where this Wisconsin spill gets a little strange.
Mars told The Associated Press the Skittles that spilled all over the highway came from a factory that doesn't sell its unsatisfactory product to be used as feed. So how those Skittles ended up on that truck, heading to a farmer, they're not sure.
And that's where things sit now. We'll be sure to update this story as soon as we get an update.