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Instead of having fire hydrants which actually put out water (which to me is an oxymoron) have conviently placed metal dispensers along the sides of street which can dispense fire. They could only be opened by emergency personnel in case fire was needed. On second thought maybe these shouldn't be metal.
For everyone, not just emergency personnel! [egnor, May 05 2001]
Oh, you mean "Water Hydrant"
Also "Fire Exit" and other witty signage misunderstandings [hippo, May 05 2001]
Strange. I never wondered about the etymology of this word until just now. [centauri, May 05 2001]
||I have a fire dispenser in my house. I use it to boil water for my speghetti.
||If you think of electricity as the
essence of fire (namely, energy
release) channelled into a safer,
more easily controlled and more
generally useful form, this is
well Baked in most of the world.
||(Well, okay, there aren't outlets
for emergency personnel as far as
I know, but there is certainly an
||Make it for use by anyone, so I can fire up a bowl when my lighter conks out.
||Fire is a useful tool that many people use every day. Making it availible to emergency personnel would be a great idea. :-)
||Reminds me of FAHRENHEIT 451 first published nearly 50 years ago