Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Neighborhood Excitement

I was driving my daughter to school this morning, had stopped at the first stop sign of three on the straight shot to school when what looked like an old Cordoba was backing up the street on the block ahead of us weaving slowly in our direction. They veered off well before they reached us and backed over a basic, cast-iron, yellow fireplug embedded in the sidewalk. It broke off at the stem and I thought for sure the water was going to fly. Much to our disappointment, the plug did not shoot geysers of water into the sky like Old Faithful. We waited a good three minutes to see when the water would come but it never did.

Mythbusters - WTF is up with this?

No-one was hurt or got wet and the driver was kind enough to place the plug back on it's base before he drove away.


  1. I'd heard about that being one of those "only in the movies" things before. But your waiting for the gusher is priceless.

  2. Hi Mike, thanks for stopping by. It was funny to watch the driver get out ever so gingerly, hoping not to start a gusher.