UTA_flyinghigh
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Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:46 pm

...the water turn clockwise or counter-clockwise ?

And on a related note, do you add a thingy to color the water ?
I am looking for something that's the exact shade of blue as in an aircrhaaft  

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:47 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
And on a relted note, do you add a thingy to color the water ?

yeah! it turns it this neat forest brown color.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:49 pm

Quoting STLGph (Reply 1):
yeah! it turns it this neat forest brown color.

Dropping the boys off at the pool again, huh!

No colorization other than what nature calls at my house
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:59 pm

When i drop the kids of they go anticlockwise in a blue haze
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:10 pm

Anticlockwise.
Blue with DDD [Dye Disinfectent Deodrant].
An Off day from work I guess.  Smile
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does..

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:20 pm

Pfff...that's just a myth. There's nothing that explains why your turd swings one way or another when you flush. And no, it does not shoot straight down if you're on the Equator.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:21 pm

I always shut the lid and don't actually watch it. Watching toilets flush is a really sad hobby Big grin Worse, even, than watching paint dry !!

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:23 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 6):
I always shut the lid and don't actually watch it. Watching toilets flush is a really sad hobby Big grin Worse, even, than watching paint dry !!

how appropriate that someone with the name Skidmarks chimes in on this thread.
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:26 pm

Quoting STLGph (Reply 7):
how appropriate that someone with the name Skidmarks chimes in on this thread

You really have a filthy mind, young man, and you should get it out of the gutter - or sewer in this case! Big grin

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:34 pm

Damn, and I posted a different Friday's stupid thread 20 minutes before you.  banghead 
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I guess I still have to learn how to post a proper FST then.  Confused

On topic though, I don't if the flush goes. Just as long as you don't make a collect call to Australia to find out how the flush goes there, like Bart did on The Simpsons. Big grin
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:48 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 9):
Damn, and I posted a different Friday's stupid thread 20 minutes before you

LOL ! Actually your "stupid" thread is unfortunately isn't stupid enough...come to think of it, it isn't stupid at all !

As the inventor of the FST, FST's must discuss topics which encourage the most idiotic exchange possible - see archived threads for more details  Wink

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:58 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 10):
As the inventor of the FST, FST's must discuss topics which encourage the most idiotic exchange possible - see archived threads for more details

I'll try to be more creative next time. I'm still new to this.  Confused
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:07 pm

As for the water turning clockwise or anti clockwise, it is a common myth that the flushing water follows the same path that athmospheric depressions, hence anti-clockwise on the northern hemisphere, and clockwise down under.

However, while this is true for depressions - due to Coriolis forces caused by Earth rotation - this is not true for flushing water. Although the Coriolis forces impact on the flushing water, their effect is negligeable in respect to other parameters. Even a slight irregularity on your sink will have more effect !!!

Theorically, it could be true only in a perfect environment with a perfecty circular sink. Since my toilet is not like that, I would have to say... it is random.

As for the colour, it is currently blue coloured. I have to change the thingy quite soon though. And it is not the same blue as in aircraft.

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:24 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 10):
LOL ! Actually your "stupid" thread is unfortunately isn't stupid enough...come to think of it, it isn't stupid at all !

Actually this could be subject for the next FST, what do you think?  Wink
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:30 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 2):
Dropping the boys off at the pool again, huh!

Releasing the soldiers, as they say up here!

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:43 am

Go down to the local airport handling company and ask to purchase a drum of lavjuice. You will get the same affect of being in the "aircrhaaft".
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:47 am

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 12):
due to Coriolis forces caused by Earth rotation

damnit! you beat me to the coriolis effect! i learned about it a couple years ago when i had this exact FST question boiling in my mind for a few days. i couldn't take it anymore and broke down and researched the topic
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:51 am

Dropping the kids off at the pool, bombing ZE germans, logging, laying pipe....whatever it's called! My water is currently blue but it also contains bleach to make sure no nasty 'mustard gas' gets out  Wink

Oh, i have no idea which way it goes down.....i just pray it goes down and scares the sewer rats silly  Silly

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:31 am

When it does down, it turns the exact color of Air Canada's new livery  Wink

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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:27 pm

I'll be back in a moment. I gotta pee.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:32 pm

I'm back. It spins Counter-clockwise.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:09 pm

Quoting Bohica (Reply 20):
I'm back. It spins Counter-clockwise.

Just came back from the toilet, and it's weird, but when I flush, it hardly spins at all.
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:12 pm

I've never noticed my children to go in any direction... in any australian toilets... not that I really watch my children leave me?
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:14 pm

never really worried about it ... so long as the toilet doesn't actually reject them I am happy ....if it ever decided to spit them out then I would be worried
 
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RE: Friday's Stupid Thread - When Flushing, Does...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:47 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 23):
so long as the toilet doesn't actually reject them I am happy

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