On November 29, I wrote a bit about manhole covers. I had assumed that manhole covers are something that we don’t often notice and take completely for granted. I figured that the “we” in the previous sentence naturally did not include people who manufacture, sell, buy and install the heavy metal plates, but in the ensuing days I learned that the “we” also did not include lots of people who think a lot about manhole covers. Here’s a sampling:
One can buy furniture made from old manholes.
There are jokes that involve manhole covers.
One fellow has a web page dedicated to manhole covers. This page also shows that someone has written a manhole cover book!
Another person makes amazing models of manhole covers.
People make quilts patterned after the designs on manhole covers.
There is a good reason why these babies are round.
There are special tools to lift them from the holes they cover.
I learn something every farookin’ day.