You have to admit. Before the Internet, I couldn’t have possibly known that in New York City, it’s illegal to open a fire hydrant & waste all the water, but you can legally open the hydrant if you pick up a free spray cap. The cap limits the amount of wasted water, while letting kids party around the fire hydrant:
I love the commissioner’s explanation for why you shouldn’t illegally open fire hydrants. She went through all the legitimate reasons, and then for good measure, added:
“Also, children can be at serious risk, because the powerful force of a open hydrant without a spray cap can push them into oncoming traffic.”
Not that the powerful force can hurt them, but specifically that it’ll thrust little Joe through a car’s windshield.
I stand corrected if this has actually ever happened.