In 1971, as part of an experiment to study the causes and effects of landslides, Japanese scientists watered down a hill using fire hoses to simulate the effect of a torrential rainstorm. The soil on the hill gave way and the resulting landslide killed 4 scientists and 11 observers. blogs.agu.org/landslidebl…
In 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', most of the snakes in the 'Well of Souls' scene were actually just pieces of hose. The scene was filmed in England where producers couldn't find enough snakes in pet shops to make the scene work. Many of the real snakes used would also not be found in Africa. nothingbutnostalgia.com/r…
A toilet hose & spray head ($15) must not be installed without an RPZ valve ($400). The fresh water supply to your house and your whole street can be infected with bacteria. vba.vic.gov.au/__data/ass…
Koalas lap up water like dogs, and giving them water straight from a bottle or hose can actually kill them. boredpanda.com/falling-wa…
The underbelly membrane of lobsters is the toughest material of all natural hydrogels, including collagen, animal skins, and natural rubber. The membrane is about as strong as industrial rubber composites, such as those used to make car tires, garden hoses, and conveyor belts. phys.org/news/2019-02-lob…
Today I learned about Jim LeBlanc, the only man to survive a vacuum. He was a spacesuit technician, and entered a simulated vacuum to test a spacesuit, when his pressurization hose malfunctioned. He passed out in fourteen seconds, but survived with only an earache. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eff…
Today I learned about Rubber Hose cryptanalysis, where the person is repeatedly beaten with a rubber hose, until secret information is extracted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
During "the 1990s Persian Gulf War" "more than 700" oil wells burned in Kuwait. Many "caught fire in the air . . . when oil shot out of the ground at high pressures." "At 15,000 PSI (pounds per square inch), oil comes out like an aerosol spray can rather than a garden hose," says Ronald Ferek. earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
A 6,000-foot-long hose was discovered under the streets of Yonkers, NY, believed to transport beer during Prohibition. atlasobscura.com/places/h…
The facehugger in the 1979 film Alien was made of a sheep's intestine and shot out of the egg using high-pressure air hoses. For the scene in which the dead facehugger is examined, they used pieces of fish and shellfish to create its viscera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Today I learned about Sam Hose, a black man who was lynched by a Georgia mob, but not before having his ears, fingers and genitals removed and sold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
"The town of Brookline, MA recommends that citizens be aggressive toward turkeys, β€˜take a step towards them and don't back down’. Officials have also recommended 'pop open an umbrella; shout and wave arms; squirt them with a hose; allow your dog to bark at them; and fend them off with a broom.'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
In 1981 the Chicago fire dept. tried to kill a stuntman climbing the John Hancock Centre by spraying him with fire hoses while he was 37 floors high. youtu.be/47cV5r_Iqzg?t=56…
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) provides free roadside assistance to motorists stranded on California highways. This includes a gallon of gas, jumpstart, radiator fluid, hose patch, and a free tow if needed. chp.ca.gov/programs-servi…
Every night the Disney world maint. staff hoses down the park with over 120 degree water so all the gum will melt off of the mid-ways and cue-lines. hiddenmickeys.org/wdw/mag…
Today I learned of the lynching of Sam Hose, a black laborer who killed his white employer in self-defense. He was mutilated, then burned alive. On seeing Hose's body parts for sale in local shops as souvenirs, WEB Du Bois changed his view of lynchers as an anomaly among white people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
A β€œFatberg” formed in the London sewers from all the congealed grease thrown down the drain. The 15-ton fat lump was the size of a bus and took 3 weeks to break apart using power hoses. theguardian.com/environme…
If you park next to a fire hydrant and firefighters need to use it they smash your window and run the hose through your car youtu.be/3T9USqzl1vw
Dana Air Flight 992 crashed into buildings in Lagos while attempting an emergency landing, killing all 153 passengers. Crowds attempted to bring hoses to the site while soldiers dispersed onlookers with punches and rubber whips. The onlookers then threw stones at the soldiers in retaliation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Farmers spread slurry on fields by connecting a massive long hose direct from the farm to the fields (i.e. without a tank towed by the tractor). youtu.be/CS1bTRc5yGs
Ancient Greeks made the first known hosepipe out of the intestines of an ox, with the stomach attached. Filled with water, and compressing the stomach, would shoot out a stream of water. They also used hoses as flame throwers at sea. hoselink.com.au/blog/hist…
The insult 'hoser' is from the days before the Zamboni - and the losing team had to hose down the ice to smooth it out. en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ho…
A father accidentally killed four of his children after applying the pesticide aluminum phosphide under his home. When he tried to wash it away with a garden hose, the water triggered a chemical reaction that produced deadly phosphine gas. acsh.org/news/2017/01/05/…
There are no skyscrapers in Washington DC because in 1899, worried about the safety of new steel-framed structures and the ability of fire hoses to fight fires over 85 feet, Congress limited the height of buildings to its street-front width and 110 feet overall. dc.curbed.com/2015/7/14/9…
In the 1800’s doctors used β€œhydrotherapy” as a way of sedating patients in mental asylums that continued into the 20th century. One method of the treatment was the sprays, the patient stood in a shower stall, sometimes strapped in, while an attendant hoses them down with hot or cold water. cvltnation.com/horrifying…
A New Zealand school ditched schoolyard restrictions on play, and saw a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, and concentration levels in class increase. Instead of a playground, children play in a "loose parts pit" which contains junk such as wood, tyres and an old fire hose. stuff.co.nz/national/educ…
It is tradition, upon a pilot's last flight before retirement, to have the airport fire crew come hose down the plane as they taxi in for the last time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
When an inaugural flight from the US landed in Magadan, Russia in the 1990s, the airport had no de-icing service. The pilot rounded up every bottle of vodka around, and sprayed it on the wings with a garden hose. nytimes.com/1997/03/30/tr…
In 2007, an autoimmune disease developed at multiple pig slaughterhouses. Symptoms included pain, numbness, weakness or paralysis. Reactive antibodies formed after accidentally inhaling aerosolized pig brains when cleaning out the skulls with a pressurized air hose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Wrestler Happy Humphrey weighed over 900 lbs, would eat 15 chickens, and couldn’t use a shower. Another wrestler would soap up his body on the ground, scrub him with a mop and then rinse him with a hose. He had to be cut out of a theater seat, and 8 policemen extracted him from a phone booth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
In 2013 a college golfer paid a NCAA violation for using her university's hose and water to wash her car. sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nc…
In 1915 a man, after being buried alive by quicksand, was able to survive 48 hours 25ft underground with an improvised divers helmet made out of a barrel and a hose chroniclingamerica.loc.go…
Mike Myers really did have an ex give him a gun rack, and when she saw herself portrayed as a psycho hose-beast in "Wayne's World", she wasn't pleased. imdb.com/title/tt0105793/…
They cut a small hole on the flag pole and had a vacuum hose attached that would suck in Flick (Scott Schwartz)'s tongue. imdb.com/title/tt0085334/…
There is a Mosquito Anti-Loitering Device which emits frequencies uncomfortable to those under the age of 24. A water hose for teens. compoundsecurity.co.uk/se…
In 1888 Henry Weinhard offered to pump his beer through a public fountain using fire hoses for the fountain's grand opening, but his offer was declined by the City for fear that people would poke holes in the hoses and drink the beer before it made it to the fountain. travelportland.com/direct…
Today I Learned that there are trucks patrolling the SF bay area freeways during the afternoon that will give you a gallon of gas, jump start, temporary repairs (hoses, flat tire, etc.) or a tow to a location off the freeway. All for free
In 1981 the Chicago Fire Department used high pressure hoses in an attempt to knock Dan Goodwin off of the 38th floor exterior of the John Hancock Center abc7chicago.com/entertain…
A jet injector is a type of medical injecting syringe that uses a high-pressure narrow jet instead of a hypodermic needle to penetrate the epidermis. It is powered by compressed air or gas, either by a pressure hose from a large cylinder or from a built-in gas cartridge or small cylinder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet…
Male Porcupines "Hose" Females in Urine as a Mating Ritual straightdope.com/columns/…
John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman failed a suicide attempt thanks to a melted vacuum cleaner hose years before killing John trutv.com/library/crime/t…
During WWII nylon and silk stockings were nearly impossible to come by. To give the illusion of hose, women used makeup and eyeliner on their legs. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
A man once caused an entire propane facility to blow up by driving away with the hose still attached. A decade later he found his wife on fire in his home, which killed her. While he was getting rushed to medivac for burns himself, the ambulance driver died of a heart attack. nj.com/news/index.ssf/201…
In 2014 Mazda recalled 42,000 Mazda6 vehicles from the 2010-12 model years after discovering that spiders could weave webs in a canister vent hose, causing an "excessive amount of negative pressure" in a fuel tank that could cause the fuel tank to crack and ignite a fire. www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acm…
Today I learned of Feng Yuxiang, a Chinese Christian warlord who would baptize his soldiers with a fire hose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fen…
In 2011, Country Star, Craig Morgan rescued 2 children from a burning house, then manned a fire hose to help put out the fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
The first fire hoses were made of ox intestines connected to an ox bladder. madehow.com/Volume-4/Fire…
During the Great Baltimore Fire Fire fighters failed to put out the fire due to their hoses not fitting on the hydrants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…

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