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PIPE, Eng. laid. The name of a roll in the exchequer otherwise called the Great Roll. A measure containing two hogsheads; one hundred and twenty-six gallons is also called a pipe.

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Summary: Eleven-times Guinness World Record holder, The Space Cowboy, has revealed he practices sword-swallowing by putting garden hose pipes down his throat.
Jonathan Lovvorn, a lawyer with the Humane Society of the United States, said in response to the ruling that "no amount of legal maneuvering will change the fact that shoving pipes down birds' throats to force them to consume vastly more than they would otherwise is grossly inhumane and unacceptable to the people of California.
The backside of this is however that the pressure wears the pipes down and increase both the risk of leaks and maintenance cost, the new system could be used keep the water less pressurized and if needed the pressure could be increase at a certain spot.