things to be curious about

Category: Plumbing...

  • improvement in plumbing systems was very slow and virtually no progress was made from the time of the Roman aqueducts until the 19th century
  • gravity is sufficient to distribute water throughout most plumbing systems
  • living in a cabin with no electricity or plumbing for two weeks
  • The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. (John W. Gardner)
  • I want to write a script about plumbing, how every pipe is joined to every other. (A. Rich)
  • Modern cynics and skeptics ... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. (JF Kennedy)
  • most toilet tanks work with a siphon, which accomplishes the apparently impossible feat of making water flow uphill
  • in 2000, archaeologists unearthed a 2,000-year-old toilet, believed to be the oldest known and very similar to today's version; a 5,000-year-old indoor toilet on the Orkney Islands off Scotland was also found
  • Ou sont les toilettes? Donde esta el bano?
  • a shower head delivers a maximum of 2.5 gallons of water per minute
  • National Bathroom Reading Week, the first full week of June
  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series
  • according to feng shui, blue towels are best for the bathroom, where they improve the flow of the water element