Over the weekend, on Saturday night, @chicagobars posted this tweet
Word immediately began to spread around Twitter that someone was trapped inside the giant noodle sculpture across from Wrigley Field.
Half-an-hour later, @chicagobars posted an update
It all seemed quite plausible. People could imagine how it might occur to a drunken reveler to crawl inside the noodle and then get stuck inside. So the news was retweeted and re-retweeted, magnified in the great Twitter echo chamber.
Until finally @chicagobars admitted the truth. There was no girl trapped inside the noddle. It had all just been a joke. The giveaway was that the name "Jessica Morales" was an allusion to Baby Jessica
, who fell down a well in 1987.
And it turns out it wouldn't have been possible for anyone to get trapped inside the noodle anyway. Both ends of the noodle are sealed shut. (link: Red Eye Chicago