7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
Okay, this is a weird one but it caught my attention. I'm watching a show on the Discovery Channel right now called Mythbusters. They're trying to prove or disprove an urban legend that an obese woman on board a 767 flushed the toilet while still sitting down and became stuck. Apparently she remained there until flight crew members could pry her out. Just to keep my credibility please keep in mind I said this was just an urban legend. Has anyone heard this tale or something similar?
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Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
I've seen that exact show, and I recall that they came remarkably close to creating the necessary "seal" based on their experiments. It's one of the more entertaining episodes since, unlike most of what they take on, it appeared as though this particular urban legend is legitimate and/or reasonable certainly by comparison.
However, a website that I personally trust to debunk various urban legends and email forwards went to great lengths to research the particular story, which was found to be categorically false. Who knows?!?
Robsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
There is a big difference between the elements of an urban legend being possible and the actual fact of the supposed occurence of the event. Just like the Darwin Awards, which has two or more competing web sites, one that requires verifiable stories and one that publishes just about any submission.
Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
I have seen that show too,and i remember they were never too sure if this was true/false.At the end one of em sat down on the toilet and they started the suction system.He said "I can see how someone can get stuck on there!".
It happened to a woman in a SAS flight not that long ago...
PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
There have always been urbans legends about aircraft toilets. Some people think that when you flush them that the waste goes out the bottom of the plane. This is because train toilets did dump the waste on the tracks.
As far as I know no one has ever gotten stuck to a toilet seat. As far as I know, no one has ever been injured as the result of a flushing mechanism on an aircraft toilet.