Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
A bit of an odd topic but I figured the hive mind that is PoPville might be able to provide answers! I live near 15th and Euclid and about 4-6 weeks ago, I first noticed a bizarre noise in the neighborhood that’s now present 24/7. It initially sounded like a high-pitched car squealing but my next best guess is some sort of malfunctioning commercial air conditioner? I walk my dog around the neighborhood often and it seems loudest near 14th and Fairmont but I’m still not sure where the noise is coming from. It’s pretty ear-piercing (akin to nails on a chalkboard). I’ve seen others here talk about a noise ordinance to see if the issue can be addressed by the city but I am still at a loss to what exactly it is or where the noise is coming from. Anyone else hearing this or know what it is?”
Thanks to Matt for sending:
“Robotic security guard spotted at Georgetown waterfront.”
Never mind the delivery drones…
hahaha thanks to Justin for sending from Capitol Hill. What’s the funniest prank that you’ve ever seen/heard of?
Thanks to Jill for sending this…this…, well for sending this curiosity.
I feel like they have to have something to do with drainage right?
I live on 5th and O Street NW. This box is constantly left open and I regularly see nonuniformed individuals working on the wiring. Does it have something to do with telephone lines? Should it just be open to anyone walking by? Do I call 311?”
I keep seeing these stickers in NoMa and Trinidad in DC. I have no idea what it means.”
A friend found this in an antiques mall and gave it to me because it looks like a kettlebell (I’m a trainer). I’m so curious about what it actually is, and thought the wise PoPulace might know.
It’s metal, but pretty lightweight, and has a hinge and a lock (key is missing). It opens to reveal a plate with a center hole, surrounded by six smaller holes. It has “100lb.Strong” etched on the side in a nice ’70s font, and “Germany” is stamped on the bottom.
My first thought was some kind of bar accessory, but an initial googling has turned up nothing. Any readers have any clues?”
“This appeared on top of one of the street lights on my block (Cleveland Park). Seen anything like it before?”
My outdoor camera captured this animal early in the morning. Not sure if it’s a cat or less likely a raccoon but my dog is too afraid to walk down the stairs lately. Can anyone help identify this?!
I did move my camera, and caught the culprit on camera last night. Alley cat.
My only hope is that a bird was making that noise and it was just a coincidence! My 70lb pit mix is terrified to go down the basement stairs so fingers crossed it’s really just the cat!”
Video here (you’ll want to turn up the sound).