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8919 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jan 2021 at 10:53 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-15 6:48:36 PM  
Thanks!   I never knew that.  And am glad they are still there.
 
2021-01-15 7:23:40 PM  
Speaking of things that are still there...Digg?
 
2021-01-15 7:36:36 PM  
Huh. I was hoping that they were fairie doors.
 
2021-01-15 8:27:09 PM  
When the WH burned down ages ago.

They put in little 'doors' that could access water taps. This was well before we had the big hose thingies we know today.
They were basically a way to put in a garden hose incase of a fire...and used for house keeping to fill bucket for mopping floors without having to schlep way 'over there' to get some bucket water.
 
2021-01-15 10:21:57 PM  
What a cute story. They should definitely let DC schoolchildren decorate the spaces.
 
2021-01-15 10:37:25 PM  
Cool piece of trivia, but what was up with that video? Do people have such a hard time reading these days that they need text fed to them in bit sized chunks with music?

Optikeye's summary was better than TFA.
 
2021-01-15 10:57:22 PM  
Little people can be insurrectionists too. Don't be size-ist.
 
2021-01-15 10:59:21 PM  
Anyone explain for those who can't listen to audio rn?
 
2021-01-15 11:00:37 PM  
Duh. So people can inhabit John Malkovich.
 
2021-01-15 11:00:44 PM  
I see that's done while I was typing Thanks Optic.
 
2021-01-15 11:01:10 PM  

leviosaurus: Cool piece of trivia, but what was up with that video? Do people have such a hard time reading these days that they need text fed to them in bit sized chunks with music?

Optikeye's summary was better than TFA.


The internet was better when people had to read articles because video would take 5m to load a 30 second clip.

/Goes back to watching "Better Call Saul" on Netflix.
//I may have double standards.
 
2021-01-15 11:01:31 PM  
For those who don't want to digg down to the video

The Tiny Doors in the U.S. Capitol
Youtube aizDj6gp0g0
 
2021-01-15 11:02:47 PM  
Just how big are the mice in Washington, D.C.?
 
2021-01-15 11:04:03 PM  

optikeye: When the WH burned down ages ago.

They put in little 'doors' that could access water taps. This was well before we had the big hose thingies we know today.
They were basically a way to put in a garden hose incase of a fire...and used for house keeping to fill bucket for mopping floors without having to schlep way 'over there' to get some bucket water.


Exactly. Owning a three bedroom house without easy access to electrics and plumbing would be a nightmare. Imagine a mansion the size of the White House.
 
2021-01-15 11:06:55 PM  
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farking duh.
 
2021-01-15 11:07:09 PM  
 
2021-01-15 11:08:11 PM  
Tiny doors for tiny whores.
 
2021-01-15 11:08:43 PM  

optikeye: When the WH burned down ages ago.

They put in little 'doors' that could access water taps. This was well before we had the big hose thingies we know today.
They were basically a way to put in a garden hose incase of a fire...and used for house keeping to fill bucket for mopping floors without having to schlep way 'over there' to get some bucket water.


Thank you.  This "article" is a failure
 
2021-01-15 11:09:16 PM  
Was that a link to a link?

Those were like electrical outlets, but for water.
 
2021-01-15 11:10:00 PM  

kbronsito: Duh. So people can inhabit John Malkovich.


Funniest, but I hated that movie. And John Malkovich most of the time...
 
2021-01-15 11:10:16 PM  

LadySusan: What a cute story. They should definitely let DC schoolchildren decorate the spaces.


National contest, once per year.  Winning entry gets a free trip to actually decorate the door of the year.

Easy way to get kids interested in the history and actual meaning of those buildings.
 
2021-01-15 11:10:28 PM  
I do hope they've opened and checked every single one of those.
 
2021-01-15 11:10:58 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Just how big are the mice in Washington, D.C.?


"Not much more than two meters"

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2021-01-15 11:11:27 PM  
Other Mother knows.
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2021-01-15 11:12:09 PM  
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2021-01-15 11:13:33 PM  
Gnomes.
 
2021-01-15 11:14:14 PM  
Maybe the mouse doors lead to the room that explains why vaccine clinics are asking what race you are on the application to get the Covid vaccine.
What does race have anything to do with it? Are some races getting something different? Scary stuff.
 
2021-01-15 11:15:04 PM  

GrogSmash: LadySusan: What a cute story. They should definitely let DC schoolchildren decorate the spaces.

National contest, once per year.  Winning entry gets a free trip to actually decorate the door of the year.

Easy way to get kids interested in the history and actual meaning of those buildings.


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2021-01-15 11:15:15 PM  
Those doors were for Dennis Kucinich to get around the Capitol without being trampled.
 
2021-01-15 11:22:37 PM  
Glory holes are usually higher up
 
2021-01-15 11:23:34 PM  

Mr Guy: I do hope they've opened and checked every single one of those.


The one in the video is painted shut, which makes it sad and useless.
 
2021-01-15 11:24:39 PM  

radarlove: Those doors were for Dennis Kucinich to get around the Capitol without being trampled.


I thought his hot wife just carried him around in a "Master Blaster" sorta way..
 
2021-01-15 11:29:54 PM  
When the "article" is just a link to the YouTube video, just link to the YouTube video.
 
2021-01-15 11:30:06 PM  

hobnail: Speaking of things that are still there...Digg?


Digg died from self inflicted injuries, what, a decade ago?  Why are they still here?
 
2021-01-15 11:32:13 PM  

leviosaurus: Cool piece of trivia, but what was up with that video? Do people have such a hard time reading these days that they need text fed to them in bit sized chunks with music?

Optikeye's summary was better than TFA.


As a person suffering from Glaucoma and Cataracts, I can tell you, the over sized writing is greatly appreciated.
 
2021-01-15 11:51:16 PM  
Hmm, they're getting ideas, or at least one of them is.
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2021-01-15 11:56:38 PM  
They are for Corgis, of course.

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2021-01-16 12:10:08 AM  

leviosaurus: Cool piece of trivia, but what was up with that video? Do people have such a hard time reading these days that they need text fed to them in bit sized chunks with music?

Optikeye's summary was better than TFA.


Yeah, I came here hoping someone would summarize. The wife is watching a movie, and I don't want to interrupt OR hold my phone up to my ear so I can hear. This videos for everything shiat is getting ridiculous.
 
2021-01-16 12:12:02 AM  
Aw, and here I thought they were for our true Deep State overlords...

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2021-01-16 12:32:18 AM  
And... mute. I don't know why but this music track is really annoying.
Also, thanks for obscuring the interesting pictures by putting the words directly in the center instead of at the bottom, that was super helpful.

P.S. fark you, anyone that can't read English.
 
2021-01-16 1:35:50 AM  
That's what they want you to believe.  They're really for the clockwork elves.
 
2021-01-16 2:09:41 AM  

hobnail: Speaking of things that are still there...Digg?



The Warriors - Can You Dig It
Youtube V-OYKd8SVrI
 
2021-01-16 3:30:50 AM  
I wonder if this what inspired Douglas Adams?
 
2021-01-16 3:59:56 AM  
See, the REAL problem, here, is there's an admin that keeps approving these click-bait, useless, or paywall websites. Completely detracts from why I use an aggregator in the first place. Perpetual downvote
 
2021-01-16 4:10:58 AM  
Teddy Roosevelt put them in, and stashed trained wolverines behind the doors that would come out and attack insurrectionist mobs.  Sadly the last attack wolverine was retired on January 5, 2021, so they were not able to be used against the Nazi traitors.
 
2021-01-16 4:18:56 AM  
They weren't installed for Trumps teeny tiny hands?  :(

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2021-01-16 5:29:08 AM  
For those wanting to read instead of watch a video:

https://www.aoc.gov/explore-capitol-ca​mpus/blog/meigs-miniatures-story-tiny-​doors-us-capitol
 
2021-01-16 5:31:08 AM  

Big Merl: For those wanting to read instead of watch a video:

https://www.aoc.gov/explore-capitol-ca​mpus/blog/meigs-miniatures-story-tiny-​doors-us-capitol


For those wanting to read instead of watch a video:
Official explanation from the people that maintain the building.
 
2021-01-16 5:44:08 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Just how big are the mice in Washington, D.C.?


Just wait till you see the rats...
 
2021-01-16 6:20:28 AM  
Because earth was commissioned by them, to find out the question to the answer to life, the universe and everything.
 
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