That Ate

There’s a snowclone in the form of “The X that ate Y”, where Y is usually a city. Examples, mainly via Google:
“The painting that ate Paris”
“The blog that ate Manhattan”
“The cars that ate Paris”
“The database that ate American business”
“The genetic algorithm that ate Calcutta”
“The blob that ate everyone”

Can anybody tell me what the original version is? Is there an original?
[asked for no reason beyond idle curiosity]

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