A few months ago, and this is a really geeky "I love my iPhone" moment, I decided to find out what a Standpipe is...because you see them (Or at least I do...but I have engineer eyes) coming out of buildings all the time! So I'm walking around campus reading about Standpipes on the Quickpedia. (Mock if you want, but some day somebody will want to marry this charming uniqueness...just like people love the charming uniqueness of an oddly-placed ignition key).
Anyway, turns out a Standpipe is a hookup the fire department can use to get water into a building.
So look what popped up in my RSS today...an article on...Standpipes! I found it highly fascinating. I'm not offended if you, uhh, don't. Read