- Oct 6, 2003
ScottishDan said:Toilet factoid number 2:
There are two main types of flushing mechanism:
1. The regular ballcock as developed by Mr Thomas Crapper.
2. The syphon: This relies on atmospheric pressure and the syphon effect. You may have experienced one of these. You press the flush and the water level very slowly drops. You look extremely worried as the turd sits there defiant. Seconds later however, with a satisfying whoosh, all the water and toilet contents disappear at an impressive rate of knots.
It only took a week for you guys to take my birthday thread and turn it into a discussion about s**t and the mechanics of it .
No problem, that's the story of my life and at least it kept the thread going.