Apparently, the run up on steel prices has been a boon to the manhole thievery industry, as the heavy plate steel has been disappearing from city streets across the country. According to USAToday, hundreds of the ubiquitous covers are disappearing regularly across the nation, prompting cities to begin welding them down and states to consider new laws tightening the regulation of the scrap steel industry. We couldn't help ourselves with this one, the adaptation to a classic rhyme just fit so well:
How much steel could the Pittsburgh Steelers steal if the Steelers did steal steel?
Okay, that was terrible, we know. But it's easier to laugh at coincidental homonyms than face the skyrocketing commodities prices and an economy that makes swiping manhole covers for $15 a pop seem like a good idea. Watch out for those open manholes while driving kids,we hear they can do some pretty wicked damage. [USAToday]