A man in Florida drowned on his birthday, after crashing his car into a fire hydrant. He had managed to get out of his car, but was then sucked into a sinkhole likely created by the water pressure resulting from the fire hydrant's destruction. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The blue markers on the road are to show where fire hydrants are. odometer.com/lifestyle/30…
The City of Philadelphia had to issue a statement against using large dumpsters as swimming pools after people illegally tapped a fire hydrant to fill one. billypenn.com/2016/08/03/…
The real inventor of fire hydrant is unknown as the patent office housing the patents of the fire hydrant caught fire. Some people believed that they were lost during a dispute, and some people believe that they were destroyed during a flood. worldatlas.com/articles/w…
There is a gold fire hydrant in San Francisco that is said to have been the only functioning hydrant and is credited with saving the historic Mission District neighborhood during the 1906 quake. It is Painted with a fresh coat of gold paint each April 18 atlasobscura.com/places/t…
The color of a fire hydrant tells you how much water pressure it can provide. hkywater.org/i-didnt-know…
Early water mains were made of wood and firemen would drill into them to get access and then put in a fire plug which was marked for possible future fires and evolved into modern day fire hydrants. sewerhistory.org/grfx/com…
The official inventor of the fire hydrant is unknown because its patent was lost in a fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The American serial killer David Berkowitz, known as "Son of Sam," lead to his arrest after his car was issued a parking violation ticket for parking near a fire hydrant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Fire hydrants are painted specific colors to indicate their flow capacity, pressure, source, and uses. firehydrant.org/info/hyco…
The patent for the fire hydrant was lost in a patent office fire. brainskewer.com/fire-hydr…
No one knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent was burned in a fire. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
Fire hydrants are color coded to indicate the water flow in gallons per minute todayifoundout.com/index.…
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
The colors of fire hydrants display the amount of water they provide firehydrant.org/info/hyco…
Much of a fire hydrant is underground. In fact, the above-ground portion of a fire hydrant is often shorter than the piping installed below ground. madehow.com/Volume-4/Fire…
The FDNY will come and open a hydrant for you and put on a 'spray cap' instead of you breaking the law trying yourself. nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/ev…
The colors painted on a fire hydrant actually mean something. firehydrant.org/info/desi…
All fire hydrant patents filed before 1836 were destroyed by a fire that burned the U.S. Patent Office to the ground en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
A man committed suicide in West Dallas by decapitating himself with a rope tied to a fire hydrant. dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/12/…
The fire hydrant patent was destroyed when the patent office in Washington D.C. caught on fire in 1836 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
It is legal to open your own fire hydrant in NYC if it has a sprinkler cap. If it doesn't, you can ask your local firehouse and they'll put on one for you. nyc.gov/html/dep/html/adv…
A single fire hydrant in San Francisco survived a massive earthquake in 1906 and aided fire fighters in saving the Mission district. In memory of the event, the hydrant was painted gold. 7x7.com/arts-culture/secr…
The small town of Brazil, Indiana was paid by Kentucky Fried Chicken to brand their fire hydrants with the words "firey grilled wings." usatoday30.usatoday.com/m…
- The color of a fire hydrant is actually meant to indicate the pressure that the water comes out. firehydrant.org/info/hyco…
In 1995 an unemployed Army veteran stole M60A3 Patton Tank from U.S national guard armory and goes on 23 minute rampage destroying cars and fire hydrant before police shot him in the shoulder and died in the hospital en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The bonnets and caps of city fire hydrants are painted certain colors to alert firefighters to the amount of water pressure available from that hydrant. firehydrant.org/info/hyco…
Frank Miller worked on Robocop 2 and 3 and his ideas were so altered that he left Hollywood until 2005 for Sin City. Miller said in 2005: β€œDon’t be the writer. The director’s got the power. The screenplay is a fire hydrant, and there’s a row of dogs around the block waiting for it.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
In 2007 a pedestrian was killed by an airborne fire hydrant that was dislodged by an SUV that crashed into it. eastbaytimes.com/2007/06/…
Fire hydrant nuts are pentagonal to stop vandals opening them. firehydrant.org/info/shap…
Fire hydrant caps and bodies are color coded to indicate pressure and water source. firehydrant.org/info/hyco…
In New York City all you need to legally pop open a fire hydrant on hot days is to be 18 and stop by your local firehouse to pick up a spray-cap nyc.gov/html/dep/html/pre…
The patent for the fire hydrant, owned by Frederick Graff Sr., was destroyed in a fire. brainskewer.com/fire-hydr…
Nobody knows who the inventory of the fire hydrant is for sure because the patent records were destroyed in a fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
In the UK and Ireland, fire hydrants are buried in the ground where drivers cant crash into them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Fire hydrants are color coded. dep.state.pa.us/dep/deput…
There is an area known as "Pluto's Corner" at Walt Disney Studios. Though it's easily missable, the joke is that Pluto would use that fire hydrant if he was real, and so they accented the concrete with 3 paw marks. sasakitime.com/2014/04/th…
The inventor of the fire hydrant cannot be verified as the office holding the patent documents was lost in a fire en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The patent for the Fire Hydrant was purportedly lost forever when the US Patent Office burnt down in 1836. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/183…
Fire hydrants are painted different colors based on their water pressure and output dep.state.pa.us/dep/deput…
Blue Reflectors are for fire hydrants.
Hackers from MIT decided to turn a fire hydrant into a drinking fountain, based on the quote made by a professor "Getting an education from MIT is like taking a drink from a fountain." hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_ye…
The purported first patent for a fire hydrant design was lost in 1836, when the U.S. patent offices that held it caught fire. firehydrant.org/pictures/…
In most US areas, residents may use a fire hydrant to fill an in-ground pool provided they pay for the water and agree to allow firefighters to draft from their pool in the case of an emergency. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Those blue reflectors in the road are for helping emergency personnel locate fire hydrants. mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2…
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…
A fire hydrant ran for election multiple times 2004-2008 at University of British Columbia, including for the Board of Governors, and got within 6 votes of being elected. This was to protest voting irregularities. sites.google.com/site/dpe…
The inventor of the fire hydrant is unconfirmed because the US Patent office burned to the ground in 1836 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Fire hydrant color can say a lot about it stmarysmessenger.com/2009…
Charles Waterous founded a leading fire hydrant manufacturing company, Waterous Engine Works Co. waterousco.com/waterous/h…
Most fire hydrants won't shoot water skyward when hit by a car, just like in the movies firehydrant.org/info/geys…
In 1922, the idea of how a mobile phone would work was by using a box with two wires. One would be attached to an umbrella while the other would be attached to a fire hydrant. walyou.com/mobile-phone-f…
The Blue Reflectors In The Roads Are Used To Mark Location of Fire Hydrants for Firemen. myreporter.com/?p=8005
Those blue reflectors in the street mark locations of fire hydrants. ktvb.com/news/i-wonder/I-…
Blue reflective markers on roads indicate that a fire hydrant is nearby en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Each blue marker on a road shows the location of a fire hydrant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
'd Hydrants are for planned/periodic flushing of mains to maintain water quality throughout the distribution system. Fire crews being able to hook into them is not their primary function. Thanks IO! reddit.com/r/WTF/comments…

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