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Why is a manhole cover round?


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because, viewed from above, that is the general shape of people. Therefore, a round shape creates the smallest entrance which will accommodate most people.

jim on Nov 25, 2009

It's because it is the only shape that no matter how you turn or flip it, it will not fall down the manhole.

Justin on Nov 27, 2009

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