A few weeks ago, I took a tour of Corregidor. It was really interesting and one of these days I'll get around to posting some pictures.
But I just remembered one of the things I learned on the tour that I want to pass on:
In the early 1900s, when the US was fortifying Corregidor, one of the things they built, as is common on US military bases everywhere, was a group of houses to serve as homes for the families of officers. Because these houses were built using standardized Army plans, they all included fireplaces. Which one assumes were never used.
Your government at work.