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2013-10-12 02:31:58 AM
FTFA: "Clearly toilets are supposed to flush, not explode."

Unless it's springtime at Faber College.
 
2013-10-12 02:38:39 AM
www.miserableretailslave.com
 
2013-10-12 03:02:16 AM
Poop thread!

afruitcakecreamyraneemy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-12 03:03:40 AM
Quick, call an exorcist. We've found Keith's ghost.

media.npr.org
 
2013-10-12 03:06:56 AM

calbert: [www.miserableretailslave.com image 480x270]



Over in two. Splendid work, sir.
 
2013-10-12 03:08:47 AM
Not one of Mine!
Thomas Crapper
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-12 03:08:58 AM

Apos: calbert: [www.miserableretailslave.com image 480x270]

Over in two. Splendid work, sir.


I'm gettin too old for this shiat.
 
2013-10-12 03:23:18 AM
Mixing 409 and Comet is no joke, people.
 
2013-10-12 03:27:58 AM
Someone call
s.ecrater.com
 
2013-10-12 03:29:53 AM
Sounds like an 80's action/buddy/cop movie plot point.
 
2013-10-12 03:33:38 AM
If you have IBS you can live this every other week.
 
2013-10-12 03:45:16 AM
www.cinemorgue.com
 
2013-10-12 04:33:31 AM
Cherry Bomb!
 
2013-10-12 04:34:38 AM
Not a CSB:
my brother was once a copier repairman. co-worker at  job asked if it was okay if he poured some spent fluid down a toilet (many years ago, lax laws). they told him it was fine. guy then uses the toilet, flushes, ka-boom! turns out it was a chemical toilet. guy was hurt real bad. lawsuit city for negligence.
 
2013-10-12 04:37:36 AM
You could just stop going to Taco Bell.
 
2013-10-12 04:49:23 AM
I've had diarrhea that bad before
 
2013-10-12 04:56:45 AM
Was it in slow motion?

chappelle.pink-pistol.net
 
2013-10-12 05:20:39 AM
The location of the stitches would say a lot about the hole situation.
 
2013-10-12 05:33:54 AM
www.comedy.co.uk

Now, that's a Vindaloo!
 
2013-10-12 05:47:19 AM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-12 05:56:00 AM
I have to admit, while I'd be pissed if this happened to me, I'd be even more traumatized if there had been a poo in there as well
 
2013-10-12 06:20:41 AM
Shaka, when the toilet failed
 
2013-10-12 06:48:35 AM
Mythbusted? Not so much, apparently.
 
2013-10-12 06:49:34 AM
Lawyers gonna get paid.
 
2013-10-12 06:49:41 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: If you have IBS you can live this every other week.


My poor mum has IBS.
 
2013-10-12 06:50:49 AM

Qaiwolf: Was it in slow motion?


Now that's what I call a fart.
 
2013-10-12 07:09:35 AM
How the fark would air pressure do that? It's not like toilets are sealed and there's be nowhere for the air to escape.
 
2013-10-12 07:11:59 AM

abhorrent1: How the fark would air pressure do that? It's not like toilets are sealed and there's be nowhere for the air to escape.


I see you are a plumbing expert. Please continue to enlighten us on with your vast expertise of hydrodynamics.
 
2013-10-12 07:20:25 AM
much better article with pictures of the bowl, and the injuries:

Exploding toilet leaves Brooklyn man with shrapnel wounds, afraid to flush
 
2013-10-12 07:29:20 AM

fusillade762: Shaka, when the toilet failed


Temba, his cheeks spread.
 
2013-10-12 07:31:19 AM
t3.gstatic.com

stitches? let me tell you about stitches...
 
2013-10-12 07:36:29 AM

StoPPeRmobile: abhorrent1: How the fark would air pressure do that? It's not like toilets are sealed and there's be nowhere for the air to escape.

I see you are a plumbing expert. Please continue to enlighten us on with your vast expertise of hydrodynamics.


For obvious reasons, submarine toilets use high pressure air. If misused, the explosion can be quite violent.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-10-12 07:53:51 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Case solved...
 
2013-10-12 08:18:24 AM

fusillade762: Shaka, when the toilet failed


you win the internet for today
 
2013-10-12 08:27:14 AM

StoPPeRmobile: abhorrent1: How the fark would air pressure do that? It's not like toilets are sealed and there's be nowhere for the air to escape.

I see you are a plumbing expert. Please continue to enlighten us on with your vast expertise of hydrodynamics.


I wouldn't be able to dumb it down enough for fark.
 
2013-10-12 09:08:40 AM

calbert: much better article with pictures of the bowl, and the injuries:

Exploding toilet leaves Brooklyn man with shrapnel wounds, afraid to flush


Wouldn't happen with a tank-type toilet..  this one has a flushometer valve which has a large diameter supply pipe to furnish a large quantity of water in a short time.. the rim of the toilet has small holes that shoot the water down into the bowl.. the built up air pressure in the supply line was too much for the porcelain to contain.. the effect would be similar to glass exploding.. sharp edges everywhere...
 
2013-10-12 09:32:28 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: If you have IBS you can live this every other week day.


And you know where all of the toilets are on your route.

/Hopefully they're not the exploding kind
 
2013-10-12 10:30:48 AM
They must have hired some flakes.

/hopefully not obscure
 
2013-10-12 11:00:06 AM

NFA: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

Case solved...


Those things are deceptively good.  Nothing like an afternoon archaeology class after one of those and a 40 of Miller High Life Light.
 
2013-10-12 11:07:56 AM
FTFA: "The only conclusion anybody has reached -- and they're still investigating -- is that there was a buildup of air pressure in the pipes so that when it came back on, the pressure was just pushed through the pipe and caused the explosion."

"This could be very well what we call a true accident."


abhorrent1: StoPPeRmobile: abhorrent1: How the fark would air pressure do that? It's not like toilets are sealed and there's be nowhere for the air to escape.

I see you are a plumbing expert. Please continue to enlighten us on with your vast expertise of hydrodynamics.

I wouldn't be able to dumb it down enough for fark.


I learned that when you shut off the water in a building to work on the plumbing, you should leave a faucet open on the top floor when you turn the water back on. This prevents or reduces the buildup of high pressure air bubbles that can possibly cause this kind of incident, contrary to what abhorrent1 may believe. This wasn't an accident. It was negilence (or ignorance) on the part of the plumbers.
 
2013-10-12 11:23:43 AM

Mirandized: FTFA: "The only conclusion anybody has reached -- and they're still investigating -- is that there was a buildup of air pressure in the pipes so that when it came back on, the pressure was just pushed through the pipe and caused the explosion."

"This could be very well what we call a true accident."

abhorrent1: StoPPeRmobile: abhorrent1: How the fark would air pressure do that? It's not like toilets are sealed and there's be nowhere for the air to escape.

I see you are a plumbing expert. Please continue to enlighten us on with your vast expertise of hydrodynamics.

I wouldn't be able to dumb it down enough for fark.

I learned that when you shut off the water in a building to work on the plumbing, you should leave a faucet open on the top floor when you turn the water back on. This prevents or reduces the buildup of high pressure air bubbles that can possibly cause this kind of incident, contrary to what abhorrent1 may believe. This wasn't an accident. It was negilence (or ignorance) on the part of the plumbers.


CS,B time regarding plumbing...

Our maritime archaeology department in grad school attracted a number of folks that have spent time working on sailing ships.  They were great classmates and co-workers, because they were careful as hell - you had to be when your work on the rigging meant the difference between getting into port and being swept out to sea or worse.  A good friend and former classmate told me the single most disgusting story I've ever heard.

There is nothing on a ship more terrifying - not even working in the top rigging and hanging from a yard 100 feet above the sea - than cleaning out the holding tank.  On this one ship, they came into port in Malibu and were attempting to connect their hose to the dock's intake pipe.  Most of those docks are built to handle small 4-6-person yachts, not the 500 gallon holding tank of a 110 ft brig.  Nothing was pulling out, so they sent some chump into the bilge to activate the auxiliary pump.  My friend gets stuck holding the hose into the receptacle, which is larger than their extension pipe.  The kid below turns on the aux pump, and it's more than the dock's pump can handle.

In the blink of an eye, the vast majority of the contents of that tank are expelled the only direction they can go - the gap between the intake and extension pipes.  Somewhere between three and four hundred gallons of blackwater gush out, full force, right into my buddy's face.  They gave him some of that scouring peppermint soap and the dock let him shower until the water ran out.  According to what his shipmates told me, he smelled like shiat rolled around in a pile of shiat and then shiat itself and rolled in that for a couple of days.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-10-12 02:52:40 PM

UNC_Samurai: NFA: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

Case solved...

Those things are deceptively good.  Nothing like an afternoon archaeology class after one of those and a 40 of Miller High Life Light.


I have eaten many...
 
2013-10-12 10:55:41 PM
With IBS you not only know the location of every bathroom in a 20 mile radius, you know exactly how many seconds it takes to get from car to sitting on the John.  And all the gas station attendants know you by name.
 
2013-10-13 06:24:22 AM

UNC_Samurai: There is nothing on a ship more terrifying - not even working in the top rigging and hanging from a yard 100 feet above the sea - than cleaning out the holding tank. On this one ship, they came into port in Malibu and were attempting to connect their hose to the dock's intake pipe. Most of those docks are built to handle small 4-6-person yachts, not the 500 gallon holding tank of a 110 ft brig. Nothing was pulling out, so they sent some chump into the bilge to activate the auxiliary pump. My friend gets stuck holding the hose into the receptacle, which is larger than their extension pipe. The kid below turns on the aux pump, and it's more than the dock's pump can handle.

In the blink of an eye, the vast majority of the contents of that tank are expelled the only direction they can go - the gap between the intake and extension pipes. Somewhere between three and four hundred gallons of blackwater gush out, full force, right into my buddy's face. They gave him some of that scouring peppermint soap and the dock let him shower until the water ran out. According to what his shipmates told me, he smelled like shiat rolled around in a pile of shiat and then shiat itself and rolled in that for a couple of days.


Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.
 
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