DO NOT Flush your Toilet during Halftime.

There was an article in the newspaper warning people not to flush their toilets during halftime of the Superbowl. They said there have been sewer backups in the cities, and in 1984 or was it 86, there was a 16" water main rupture during the Superbowl halftime.
* DO NOT FLUSH * (or you could end up with a shitty game - literally)
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snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:

If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down.
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Jeff Wisnia wrote:

In the land of sun and fun
We don't flush for number one!
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Jeff Wisnia wrote:

If it has a stripped shirt don't trust it! The Superbowl referees made several critical wrong penalty calls on the Seahawks, calls that took touchdowns and other nearly certain scores away from them. That spoiled the game for me! I did not care who won but wanted a fair called game. The Seahawks lost to the officiating not to the Steelers'. - udarrell - Darrell
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On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 17:43:37 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:

It was a shitty game. I began watching not giving a rat's ass who won. After realizing that the Steelers had 15 men on the field, some of them wearing striped shirts, I started cheering for the underdog.
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I only watched because I have a high Def tv the picture was outstanding, wish the camera man would of took more shots of the cheerleaders.
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Stupid Bowl.
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snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:

Did they list the citie(s) involved so it could be verified. It sounds like someone pulling the public's leg.
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On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:06:41 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"

You were talking about sewers and then you switched to water mains. Not the same thing.

I think he has it backwards. I think they have used drops in water pressure during in halftime as an indication of how many people are watching the game.
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Yes, i know that is what I said. Thats what the article said. The incident occurred in Salt Lake City, (attn Joseph Meehan). and like I said it was 84 or 86. They were discussing sewer backups but mentioned that water line burst in Salt Lake.
Unfortunately I do not have the newspaper or I'd try to find the article on the web. I was reading it at a restaurant and did not note which paper they had.
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On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 04:28:48 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:

haha.

That's ok. You've explained it enough.
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On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:06:41 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"

Wow, Google found this one quickly
http://64.233.179.104/search?q che:JM5BtvGR6bIJ:www.lycos.com/info/superbowl--superbowl-sunday.html+%22water+main%22+%2Bbreaks+%2Bsuperbowl%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=5
Water works readily confirm that Superbowl Sunday brings large-scale water usage at approximately the same time. But , it isn't as if Super Bowl Sunday is the only time water usage increases. For mass flushing, the champ in most cities remains the final episodes of MASH and Seinfeld. It is true that a water main broke in Salt Lake City in 1984 on Super Bowl Sunday. Alas, Leroy Hooton, director of public utilities for Salt Lake City, says no link between the Super Bowl flushing and the 16-inch-main break was ever established. Water-line breaks, he notes, aren't uncommon in Salt Lake City.
AND HERE: http://www.ticketcity.com/football.asp
Superbowl Myths
Every year it happens: Superbowl Sunday approaches and super-sized things are said about the whopping impact on America wrought by the football spectacular. Like, the water systems of major cities are in peril of collapsing due to a thunderous amount of simultaneous toilet flushing at halftime. Or that Disneyland is nearly depopulated on Superbowl Sunday. Or finally, that two-thirds of all avocados are sold within days of the Superbowl as Americans prepare their guacamole for watching parties.
All interesting and culturally relevant stuff -- interesting and relevant enough to launch many a feature story during the days of hype that precede the game. But there is a problem, that none of these are true.
Water works readily confirm that Superbowl Sunday brings large-scale water usage at approximately the same time. But , it isn't as if Super Bowl Sunday is the only time water usage increases. For mass flushing, the champ in most cities remains the final episodes of MASH and Seinfeld. It is true that a water main broke in Salt Lake City in 1984 on Super Bowl Sunday. Alas, Leroy Hooton, director of public utilities for Salt Lake City, says no link between the Super Bowl flushing and the 16-inch-main break was ever established. Water-line breaks, he notes, aren't uncommon in Salt Lake City. Still, a local television station broadcast a teaser for its 11 p.m. news that night about the water break, and the tale has been part of the journalistic fabric of Super Bowl lore ever since.
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snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:

Somehow I suspected as much.
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On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 12:13:42 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"

All your Super Bowl urban legends debunked forever at:
http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/superbowl.asp

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That whole "don't flush your toilet during halftime.. complete urban legend foolishness -- come on this group is known for pragmatic thinking.. and it took 'till post 12 to shoot this silliness down.. .
http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/superbowl.asp
from Snopes:
The breaking of a 16-inch water main in Salt Lake City on Super Bowl Sunday in 1984 is often cited as affirmative proof of the "massive toilet use wreaks havoc" phenomenon, but no causal link between this occurrence and the Super Bowl was found. Salt Lake City's sewage infrastructure is quite old and breaks in its waterline are far from uncommon; that one such break occurred on a Super Bowl Sunday was nothing more than an amusing coincidence.
The whole "domestic abuse" goes up during Superbowl is also turned out at a complete fabrication.. passed on by lazy journalists. Whenever you get anything emailed to you that doesn't pass the smell test (kinda seems like it is B.S.) go to www.snopes.com. It has a very comprehensive list of urban legends (email warnings) that seems to go around and around.
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