A massive pothole recently opened in the middle of a street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and people in the neighborhood reported it to the city. But the city never got around to fixing it, and it kept getting bigger every day. So finally someone decided to force the city into action.


A woman named Marietta Spak was digging around for decorations in her attic when she found an artificial tree she'd forgotten about. She thought it would be funny to plant it in the pothole.  Actually, the tree did help people avoid the hole when they drove down the street, And she finally got the city's attention. When this photo went viral, the city made the pothole a priority, whatever that means.