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(Daily Mail)   Ever wonder what happens when you flush the toilet in mid-flight? This and other common myths about flying answered by pilot who wrote a book   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 5
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2013-09-14 05:26:09 AM
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FNG: I'm fine with keeping the cell phone myth alive.

A large percentage of people fly for business reasons. Can you imagine every sales rep on your plane on the way to a meeting or conference talking loudly on their phones the whole flight?

When you land, what happens? All those phone calls you would have had to endure as a passenger all happen at once as you're trying to get off the plane.

Keep the myth alive, people.


Absolutely 110% this.

WHO CARES if it doesn't really screw with the airplane's electronics? If it keeps the tweenage girl from yakking on her phone in my ear the whole farking flight, I'll endure the "myth". Anything to keep her quiet.
2013-09-14 07:10:01 AM
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HotWingAgenda: opaqueluminosity: HotWingAgenda: During the 1980s, toilets on planes used a blue liquid that pushed waster from the bowl into a storage tank.

This liquid added weight to the aircraft

Say what? Did they teleport the blue liquid up from ground control for each flush?

It doesn't say each flush added to the weight of the aircraft...

Well the full passage says, "During the 1980s, toilets on planes used a blue liquid that pushed waster from the bowl into a storage tank. This liquid added weight to the aircraft, which consumed more fuel, and if it leaked, frozen blocks of waste could end up falling over town and cities." That implies that the flushing was what added weight, and more fuel was consumed when the toilet added that weight, potentially causing a leak in the waste tank.

I'm sick of journalists not having a basic grasp of the English language.



It says the blue liquid they had to store in a tank added weight. They had to store it before it was flushed and it added weight to the aircraft. I think it's the reader that doesnt understand what's going on here.
2013-09-14 04:10:00 AM
1 votes:

opaqueluminosity: HotWingAgenda: During the 1980s, toilets on planes used a blue liquid that pushed waster from the bowl into a storage tank.

This liquid added weight to the aircraft

Say what? Did they teleport the blue liquid up from ground control for each flush?

It doesn't say each flush added to the weight of the aircraft...


Well the full passage says, "During the 1980s, toilets on planes used a blue liquid that pushed waster from the bowl into a storage tank. This liquid added weight to the aircraft, which consumed more fuel, and if it leaked, frozen blocks of waste could end up falling over town and cities." That implies that the flushing was what added weight, and more fuel was consumed when the toilet added that weight, potentially causing a leak in the waste tank.

I'm sick of journalists not having a basic grasp of the English language.
2013-09-14 03:58:50 AM
1 votes:
Subby: Don't be ridiculous! I can't fly!
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-09-14 01:46:49 AM
1 votes:
I'm fine with keeping the cell phone myth alive.

A large percentage of people fly for business reasons. Can you imagine every sales rep on your plane on the way to a meeting or conference talking loudly on their phones the whole flight?

When you land, what happens? All those phone calls you would have had to endure as a passenger all happen at once as you're trying to get off the plane.

Keep the myth alive, people.
 
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