KATU 2 News - Portland, Oregon
Roto-Rooter crews compile list of strange finds
December 28, 2005
- CINCINNATI - Clearing out America's clogged drains, you find everything but the kitchen sink.
Roto-Rooter has compiled a list of the strangest items its technicians found in toilets, pipes and trenches over the last year.
Topping the list is a live Civil War cannon shell discovered by a Roto-Rooter crew digging up a Mississippi sewer main. An Army Ordnance disposal team took it away.
There was also a cat, rescued after 24 hours in a North Carolina storm sewer.
And, Roto-Rooter's Number Three is a collection of G-I Joes, sent down an Illinois toilet by a three-year-old.
When he couldn't get them back, he flushed several Matchbox cars after them. In all, 15 toys were recovered.
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