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The Bridgewater runs from Manchester to Liverpool. It is popular with fishermen.

I worked in a factory just south of the canal, where we developed marine gas turbines.

My job was to sample the output gases to allow optimum performance. Heat from the turbines was dissipated by drawing cold water from the canal to a heat exchanger, and returning the warm water to the canal … hence the thriving fish supply.

Today we hit optimum, so we ran the turbines at full power.

The result was boiling water going into the canal. Boiled fish, anyone?

The fishermen were not amused!

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    Richard Hunt about 1 year ago

    True story.

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    Richard Hunt about 1 year ago

    This work led to my permanent tinnitus.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Off the scale, man!

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    Richard Hunt about 1 year ago

    Not sure what that means Bob. It is all true, it was reported in the Manchester Evening News where the fisherman were complaining like mad. We had two gas turbines in the ‘Hall’ and initially we only had the one on. When I reported the results of the latest fuel/air, it was ‘Yippee, let’s go for it’ and they fired up the second.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Off the scale... a fishy joke!

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    Christopher about 1 year ago

    Interesting, Richard.

    Neville, I'm starting to worry about myself because I got your fishy joke right away!

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    Jamie Clapperton about 1 year ago

    I'm starting to worry about myself because I only saw this today. Interesting and unfortunate.

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    Jamie Clapperton about 1 year ago

    And Neville - Grooooooa- Gotta go shopping.

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    VerityAlways about 1 year ago

    +1
    starting to worry I missed a ton of drabbles.

    Interesting stuff, Richard.

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