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So obvious....? (Posted on 2003-02-19) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Why do you think manholes are round in shape?

(You need to think a little crooked for this )

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re: True answer | Comment 29 of 37 |
(In reply to True answer by rpm)

Say the cover is a perfect square of one yard on a side, or 36 inches. Say there's a 1 inch lip or overhang on all sides, so the hole is 34 inches on a side. The diagonal of that hole would be 34√2 inches, or over 48 inches--surely enough for the 36-inch edge to get through.
  Posted by Charlie on 2003-03-12 04:28:46

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