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Report: Exploding toilet injures woman at GSA building
MSNBC ^ | 9-26-11

Posted on 09/27/2011 5:59:02 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

A woman was taken to the hospital Monday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after a toilet exploded in a federal government building in Washington, building officials said, according to WUSA-TV.

Employees in the GSA regional office were sent a memo warning them to not use the restrooms, WUSA reported.

"DO NOT flush toilets or use any domestic water," WUSA quoted the memo as saying. "Due to a mechanical failure, there is high air pressure in the domestic water system that resulted in damage to toilets. The engineering staff is working to correct the issue.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 09/27/2011 5:59:04 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
"DO NOT flush toilets or use any domestic water,"

If the federal government begins using imported water in all the toilets, it will really impact the budget.

2 posted on 09/27/2011 6:01:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
High pressure my foot—after hitting the all you can eat burrito bar she was on the pot and lit a cig.
3 posted on 09/27/2011 6:04:03 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Yer it!")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Just exactly how the heck does that even happen?

Explosive diarhea?


4 posted on 09/27/2011 6:04:24 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Employees in the GSA regional office were sent a memo warning them to not use the restrooms

After six hours of not using the restrooms to urinate the building took on a particular odor of ammonia.

5 posted on 09/27/2011 6:06:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Back in my day, they exploded from cherry bombs or M-80's.

We never even thought about using "domestic water"!

6 posted on 09/27/2011 6:07:06 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Exploding Bathroom Humor!


7 posted on 09/27/2011 6:10:25 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: MountainDad

Somebody took a good sized chunk of metallic sodium,wrapped it in toilet paper and flushed it down the back in High School.Back-flushed all the toilets in the building when the hydrogen gas exploded.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 6:15:22 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Exploding Toilets are not the sort of problem you read about every day.

Why did this one turn out to be a Government Toilet?


9 posted on 09/27/2011 6:15:41 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Somebody took a good sized chunk of metallic sodium,wrapped it in toilet paper and flushed it down the back in High School.

That HAD to be funny!

10 posted on 09/27/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: SolidRedState
If the domestic water riser in a tall building loses pressure from an interruption of water service or the domestic water pumps go down the piping can suck a lot of air into the system.

It the air is not bled out when the water service is restored you'd be amazed at what the combination of compressed air and incompressible water can do coming out of a sink faucet or toilet. Let's just say that "stuff" can go everywhere!

11 posted on 09/27/2011 7:09:19 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I couldn’t remember there was a 1980’s movie with the setting in a high school and the principal goes in to use the toilet and it explodes and becomes incontinent. I am thinking it was Porky’s. Funny to watch at the time.

Don’t get any good old funny movies like it anymore !


12 posted on 09/27/2011 7:53:25 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Grizzled Bear; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
It was a government building - whoever designed the toilets didn't account for the concentration of ****.


13 posted on 09/27/2011 10:05:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Farmer Dean
2Na + 2H2O = 2NaOH + H2

Sodium literally burns in water, and the reaction is very fast (explosive), which I'm sure "somebody" had just learned in Chemistry class before the prank.

14 posted on 09/28/2011 2:41:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Don’t tell humblegunner


15 posted on 09/28/2011 4:21:21 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968; humblegunner; Slings and Arrows
Don't tell humblegunner

Too late. Hazardous materials are gunner's specialty, and Slings and Arrows already pinged him.

16 posted on 09/28/2011 4:49:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady; humblegunner; Slings and Arrows

17 posted on 09/28/2011 5:55:15 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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18 posted on 09/28/2011 6:26:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

ROTFLMAO!


19 posted on 09/28/2011 6:32:46 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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20 posted on 09/28/2011 7:18:32 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Slings and Arrows

Wow....Working in DC is getting to be just like Iraq!


21 posted on 09/28/2011 8:20:45 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

lol


22 posted on 09/28/2011 8:52:50 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Tapuchim udvash l'Rosh Hashanah! L'Shanah Tovah!)
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To: Free in Texas
"If the domestic water riser in a tall building loses pressure from an interruption of water service or the domestic water pumps go down the piping can suck a lot of air into the system. It the air is not bled out when the water service is restored you'd be amazed at what the combination of compressed air and incompressible water can do coming out of a sink faucet or toilet. Let's just say that "stuff" can go everywhere!"

ROFL I can imagine. Only funny when it happens to someone else. LOL

23 posted on 09/28/2011 9:25:43 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Allegra

At least those Baghdad driving skills won’t get rusty.


24 posted on 09/28/2011 10:08:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
There is the sound of a wet explosion and splashing water, followed by Jenna screaming in the bathroom. Jerry leaps to his feet and rushes to see what has happened.

Jerry enters the bathroom and sees Jenna. Only her forearm is visible to us, but it's enough for us to know that she is wringing wet as the result of a violent eruption from the toilet bowl.

Jerry's face registers his obvious distaste. He shrugs, sorry.

JERRY: Holy cow! Have a nice life.

He closes the bathroom door as he leaves.

- < /SEINFELD >
25 posted on 10/03/2011 9:30:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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