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Old 06-19-2007, 07:59 AM
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Foundation garments undermine roadway

Flushed bra causes sewer collapse
A bra and a pair of knickers have been blamed for a flood and road collapse in County Durham. Northumbrian Water said the underwear was flushed down a toilet and caused a blockage in a sewage pipe in Middleton-St-George, near Darlington.

Heavy rain, together with a build up of grease and fat, caused the pipe to burst and the road above to collapse.

The road will remain closed for days and Northumbrian Water estimates repairs will cost more than 15,000.

The company has now urged residents to think carefully about what they flush away.

'Offending items'

A spokeswoman said: "If the underwear had not been flushed down the toilet, this would not have happened. It was very irresponsible behaviour.

"When we dug down to inspect the damage, we found a bra and knickers had snagged itself across the nine-inch diameter of the pipe.

"There was also a heavy build-up of grease and fat, which contributed to the situation. We were forced to repair a 2m section of sewer and a 10m section of road was affected.

"These pipes are not designed to carry bras and knickers."

The spokeswoman said it was impossible to trace the owners of the underwear.

She added: "Unfortunately no-one wants to even touch the offending items. They will remain bagged for a time and then disposed of properly."
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:15 AM
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and I'll just bet it was a Victoria Secret's "Wonder Bra" aka the Iron Maiden Bra from Hell!
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:21 AM
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and I'll just bet it was a Victoria Secret's "Wonder Bra" aka the Iron Maiden Bra from Hell!
Wifey didn't think it was that bad. She prefers the "very sexy" line tho.
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This is good enough reason for me to suggest that women should NOT wear underwear.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:37 AM
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Crotchless knickers would have allowed the effluent to pass freely.
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with the invention of sling-shot drawers, I'm beginning to wonder what's the point?
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While Walleye fishing I caught a pair of panties in the Detroit river and a few fresh water squids.

Guess what a fresh water squid is
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with the invention of sling-shot drawers, I'm beginning to wonder what's the point?
Slingshot? Izzat the same as butt floss?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:43 AM
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Slingshot? Izzat the same as butt floss?
that would be it.....
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Guess what a fresh water squid is
Watch out, those squid can give you something that can't be cured.
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While Walleye fishing I caught a pair of panties in the Detroit river and a few fresh water squids.

Guess what a fresh water squid is
o.k. I'll bite (no pun intended)..
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It just occurred to me that the sewage system in question may well date from Roman times. Those Brits are such traditionalists.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:47 AM
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It just occurred to me that the sewage system in question may well date from Roman times. Those Brits are such traditionalists.
well you know the Romans did build things to last...somewhere at the bottom of a Detroit river lies an iron chastity belt....
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Fresh water squids are rubbers that somehow make it out of Detroit waste water treatment. I know a few guys that got into a school of em and had to move because all of their rigs were fouled with squids.

Squids are rubbers (prophylactics)
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:53 AM
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Fresh water squids are rubbers that somehow make it out of Detroit waste water treatment. I know a few guys that got into a school of em and had to move because all of their rigs were fouled with squids.

Squids are rubbers (prophylactics)
thanks for the laughs...
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