We know a lot about hoses and what they can be used for, but we were surprised to see an application that involves orangutans! Deforestation in Malaysia has made it difficult for orangutans there to meet mates. Their habitat has been piecemealed by development. Fire hoses provide an unexpected solution. A river divides populations of orangutans. Environmental groups constructed a makeshift bridge out of fire hoses. The orangutans swing or walk across them. Now the orangutan populations on each side of the river can cross and look for love.