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User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2763 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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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

The 767's flushing mechanism is really cool. No water, just S-U-C-K--->GONE!


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2716 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?!?

-Mike



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User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2533 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.


User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

It happened to a woman in a SAS flight not that liong ago...

User currently offlineKGAI From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

I've seen that episode.

The fact that struck me is that one of those toilets costs $20,000!

There's a funny sequence.

Guy 1, holding up toilet: "They build these things to aviation grade. Just look at these welds."
Guy 2: " oh wow! yah!"
 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

I become more and more convinced that people strictly read the very last post of a thread before replying...sigh.

AOMLover, read this.



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2379 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...

If you watch the show,the urban legend says SAS.



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User currently offlineC17Glbm From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Please feel free to tell me if you've heard the same. I recall hearing that a little boy suffered considerable injuries to his genitals by flushing an airc toilet while sitting on it.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Plenty of other hungry toilet threads around if anyone's interested Big grin

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1275449
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/716318
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/723198
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/713204

Josh


User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

LOL, the version of this airborne urban legend I heard was that the woman pax not only had her ass stuck in the toilet, but that the suction had sucked out her intestines. LOL....euhh.

I know plenty of people who tell me they will ensure they are standing up before they flush an aircraft toilet..........including me.


User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2283 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.


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

"hungry toilet threads"

...now those are three words that I'd never have picked to be in the same sentence, much less in succession!  Smile



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User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

LOL Hey, I was trying to get peoples attention and spike their interest.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineTavve From Sweden, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2066 times:


-- It happened to a woman in a SAS flight not that long ago...

- If you watch the show,the urban legend says SAS.

Well, the legend seemed to be "true" for ten days...

Flushed with anger, woman stuck in plane toilet
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-121flush.story

Airline says 'passenger stuck to toilet' story was mistake
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_509134.html



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