The News Wheel
No Comments

Respect the Hydrant, or the Earth Will Swallow Your Car

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

So, apparently this is what happened when a Florida man drove his pickup truck into a fire hydrant on Memorial Day – Mother Earth tried to eat him.

Really, coupled with this example:

And this example (that thing in the middle of the muddy water covered in the snow is the car’s roof – you can hear the driver describing how he accidentally turned his car into an aquarium):

And this example:

It seems that Mother Earth has a special soft spot for fire hydrants. She loves them so much, in fact, that should you hit one, she will try her best to swallow you alive.

Then again, the hydrant might try to take revenge all by itself:

A Better Way to Spend Your Summer: Nissan’s Ultimate BBQ Vehicle

Truly, fire hydrants are a force to be reckoned with. Even on the low end, they put out some serious water flow. While hydrant flows can vary due to various factors such as elevation, they can possess anywhere between 50 and 120 psi of water pressure (this is considered “normal”), and can put out anywhere from 500 (Barely adequate) to over 1500 (Very good) gallons per minute.

That’s a crazy amount of water. That much flow is plenty to dig out soil and cause pavement to buckle, sucking in the ill-fated car.

Need a New Car? Pricing for the 2016 270Z Released