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Fire Hydra

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I'm seeing some spinning lawn-based application with like loose hoses? that flap around like dying fish puking water everywhere, happy squealing children, minor rainbows, an element of chance, some Twister-class physical contact, maybe even, for Sphinx aficionados, a 'quiz' setting with liquid penalties, sounding of klaxons, lingering eye contact, mom & dad hugging for the first time in weeks.
Admiral Hackbar, Aug 07 2003

Water Wiggle News http://www.cpsc.gov...prhtml78/78020.html
Another recall involving a kid killed in an alleged accident. [Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004]

Splash n Dash Modular Outdoor Water Toy (bottom of page). http://www.myclassi...om/toys/boats.shtml
It included "one squiggle wiggle". [Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004]

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       It's a trap!
DeathNinja, Aug 07 2003
  

       Maybe a snake-formed hose that can be controlled by a flute? Sort of a combination of watering the lawn and teaching (kids) to play. Certain combination of notes will control the hose in certain ways. See two kids battling musically over the control of the hose, in order to not get watered with it.
Brummo, Aug 07 2003
  

       I have NO idea what you're talking about, but it sounds great! (+)
rodti, Aug 07 2003
  

       instead of your usual garden sprinkler, this is a plain hose sticking up in the air about ? 18 inches and flopping about as it sprays; amuses the kids, amuses the pets, waters the garden and makes me very very jealous..   

       yours, hot of south london.
po, Aug 07 2003
  

       //like dying fish puking water everywhere// *stifling laughter*......BHAAHAHAHA!!!! Sorry.. I'm still not quite sure what this is, but this phrase sure is great. And what are klaxons?
jivetalkinrobot, Aug 07 2003
  

       There were great flailing water toys, years ago. One was "Water Wiggle", a single flying plastic bucket-topped hose. I think also a multi-tentacled style, too, but my memory's not so hot anymore. Too many whacks with the tentacles, you know.
Amos Kito, Aug 07 2003
  

       Indeed Kito-san. Some of those models generated firepower of a magnitude that was difficult to repel.
Admiral Hackbar, Aug 07 2003
  

       //And what are klaxons?//   

       A Klaxon is a car horn sound. In fact, it's French for both the horn itself and the sound, I believe.
snarfyguy, Aug 07 2003
  

       //And what are klaxons?//   

       Dudes from the planet Klax?
Jinbish, Aug 07 2003
  

       Got my vote for bringing mom and dad together again. It's amazing what dying fish puking water can accomplish.
waugsqueke, Aug 07 2003
  
      
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