Emergency services in Washington D.C. sprung into action today when it was discovered that the Japanese Cherry Blossoms blooming throughout the city were giving off 1000 times the normal amount of radiation deemed safe for humans. It was not immediately known if this development was in any way related to the nuclear plant difficulties occurring in Northern Japan. “We aren’t sure why this is happening,” said David Tolliver, Director of D.C’s Emergency Management Agency.
“Its quite strange being that these plants never left Washington,” added Tolliver. “it’s like they are possessed or something,” he added. As for now, tourists are being directed away from the areas of the plants. “We expect to know more tomorrow,” said Tolliver. “If we have to, we will pull them all.”