Possessed manhole cover

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I welcome our subterranean overlords.

Not the same, but similar, without Instagram.


When I was in Louisville KY, thirty years or so ago, the main news story was about a kid on crutches who was running for their school bus when they disappeared down a manhole where the cover had popped. They never found him. I still think about that child from time to time, especially when I see stories like this.

Trying to imagine the pressure buildup under one of those manhole covers that would make it flap around like that :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth:

what does that say about blocked drains…

And that, kids, is why they should always be round :grinning:


He just wanted to do what this manhole cover did:

TL;DW: Speed was estimated to be six times earth’s escape velocity.

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