Many clothing have been sent straight to the washer and many children (many times) have been sent straight to the tub because of this black (brown) hole in the back yard. Try telling kids that you can't really dig to China and watch them try! They'll at least dig a hole large enough to sit in! Watch out for summer time!! The days get hot, the hose comes out and the hole has been known to magically become filled with water. I wonder how THAT happens?? Ahhh, good times!!!