Funny Plumbing Facts

We have gathered crazy facts about plumbing that you might enjoy.  Here are a few:

  1. Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after he had announced that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life all over again.
  2. In the technology capital of the world, Japan, some urinals have voice activated flushing mechanisms.  The urinals respond to several commands, including “fire”.
  3. Over $100,000 were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind.  The answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front.
  4. 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy dose of drugs.  A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogens, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.
  5. President Richard Nixon had set up a White House Special Investigations Unit to plug intelligence leaks in the governmental processes associated with the Vietnam War.  The members of this group were popularly called “plumbers.”
  6. The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.  We imagine the 8 million pounds of popcorn, 28 million pounds of potato chips, and 1 billion chicken wings really get to you at halftime.
  7. Who are the most famous plumbers ever?  Mario and Luigi of course!  They have been in over 200 games since Mario bros was created in 1985.
  8. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760.
  9. The “Bathroom” has been named many different things in many different places.  Here are a few of my favourite ones: The Egyptians named it the House of Horror, the Romans named it the Necessaries for obvious reasons.  The Tudors who ruled England for a period of time called the bathroom the privy or house of privacy.  People of France call it “La Chambre Sent” meaning the smelly house, self-explanatory of course.  Israelis call the bathroom the house of honour; this one confuses us the most.
  10. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet.  We hope you brought a good book.

Have fun with us at You Plumbing, Sydney’s number one choice for plumbing supplies and services. Pipes might be your problem. Your water bill is increasing. Hurry and call us now!

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