Skip to comments.Zimbabwe City Residents Synchronize Toilet Flush
Posted on 09/23/2012 6:47:57 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) City authorities in Zimbabwe's second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing. Bulawayo City Council has asked its more than 1 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously at 7:30 p.m. when water supplies are restored. City officials say "synchronized flushing" is needed to clear waste that would have accumulated in sanitary facilities which will have been affected by days of water outages.
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There’s a million toilets in Zimbabwe?
Wealth re-distribution at its finest.
Soon to come to a country near you.
I'd suggest calling the local version of Roto-Rooter just to break up any beginnings of sedimentary rock just before the "flush".
We need to do this in early November. Clear the baffles!!
Synchronized Flushing. Sounds like a new Olympic event.
Can we expect “synchronized flushing” to become an Olympic event in the near future?
I don’t know about the Olympics, but it happens during just about every NFL game.
Third World engineering solution. The streets of Harare will be ankle deep in ordure by 9:00 PM. Reminds me of the time I witnessed several dozen Nigerians and a tow truck attempt to roll start a dead Boeing 707 by hauling it down the runway as fast as they could go.
Now I don't care who you are...Thats funny!...:)
(I've seen the same thing attempted with a big fan...another country)
Surely, there is a better idea out there?
tow truck attempt to roll start a dead Boeing 707 by hauling it down the runway as fast as they could go.
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That is insane.
Don’t they know they have to push it?
Like the guy was dragging a chain and another says
“Why are you dragging that chain”?
Guy #1 “Ever tried to push one”?
Loaded with passengers?
I remember in college there were stories about synchronized flushing on a college campus causing the plumbing to erupt. Probably an urban myth, but we might have the ultimate test in Zimbabwe.
Probably an urban myth, but we might have the ultimate test in Zimbabwe.
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Maybe ‘not’ an urban myth.
Remember Al Bundy and his ‘Ferguson’, when he finally got it installed he flushed and the water in the City Square Fountain receded.
As they say on Wall Street, this is a “pump and dump.” Or, perhaps a “Dump and Pump.”
another one one of obama’s heros and african mentors demonstrating the power of marxism , racism, ignorance and corruption.
Americans need to do a synchronized flush on the first Tuesday in November.
Synchronized toilet flushing? Great, another new Olympic event.
...Reminds me of the time I witnessed several dozen Nigerians and a tow truck attempt to roll start a dead Boeing 707 by hauling it down the runway as fast as they could go
LOL....was one of them inside trying to pop the clutch...LOL
...I wonder if those at the lowest end of the line are in for a big surprise???
At least they will have a plentiful supply of fertilizer for their gardens....
Our dorm's toilets had great down draft. Some smarty figured out that if you stuck a foot or so of TP in the water and unwound the rest of the roll out the door and down the hall, you could flush and get the TP to move ahead about 6 inches at a time
TP races between two flushers became an nightly event .... until the dorm manager did not refill our TP supply one morning.
Late response, but you’ve got that right!
In the early 1950s, sewers began breaking in New York City. The civil engineers spent some time trying to figure out why. The sewers had been designed to service a much higher capacity than the buildings were generating ...[assuming “random” flushes].
Finally, the civil engineers discovered that the breakage was occurring in the evening ... during the new TV Series “I Love Lucy”, which had become a terrific hit. As more TVs were sold, more and more people watched the program, and more and more people “synchronized” their flushes during commercials, resulting in a “water hammer” effect, breaking the sewers. As a result, the entire New York City sewer system had to be redesigned and rebuilt.
This came to be known as the “I Love Lucy effect”.
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