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STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.

 
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STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Sunday, September 23rd 2012 01:32


Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.

Authorities in Bulawayo - the country’s second-largest city - have appealed to residents to flush their toilets at 7.30pm on Monday to clear built-up waste.

Water is rationed in the city for up to 72 hours each week, which has led to waste accumulating in the sewer network.

The city's mayor, Thaba Moyo, said the mass flush will become a weekly event.

"We are going to have a big flush every Monday to push all the waste that would have accumulated during the water rationing.


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Maybe a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there!
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What could possibly go wrong?
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This could be a positive thing if it works...
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Shit i flushed too early... can i start again....
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
It's Unity! Maybe this will catch on.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Yes, a bizarre story. Or, as my dad would suggest, this is a pretty shi**y story.

I hope you will update its hopeful success afterwards.

What are the chances that something goes awry? Such as, the point of dried-up excrement causing an unanticipated backup?

Well, I wish them every success.

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It's Unity! Maybe this will catch on.
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That would be nice for a change :)
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Yes, a bizarre story. Or, as my dad would suggest, this is a pretty shi**y story.

I hope you will update its hopeful success afterwards.

What are the chances that something goes awry? Such as, the point of dried-up excrement causing an unanticipated backup?

Well, I wish them every success.

cool2
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yes, if there is anything to post for follow up.. i will lol
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
one million americans sleep on the street this night in an official attempt to flush the accumulated turd of economical human sacrifice.

the non-victims.

sleep tight in your warm bed,
remember the living-dead.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
September 24, 2012

What are the responses to the "big flush"?

Bulawayo city spokesperson Nesisa Mpofu said many householders misunderstood. They could flush at other times, but they thought they could flush only on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Mpofu said, "What kind of country would that be if toilets were allowed to lie stagnant for days?"

Civic activist groups criticized the proposed solution by city authorities as "ridiculous."

A spokesperson for an activist organization said the council's proposed "big flush" is an insult to people's dignity.

The spokesperson also said residents have enough challenges to be concerned about without having to remember to flush their toilets at a certain time when everyone else is flushing theirs.

How would you respond to a community flush?

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That's a lot of Jenkem!
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
If Scotty told Kirk to flush all the toilets at once, Kirk would flush the toilets exactly at that time, no matter what.
Green chicks, lizard captains or Klingon attacks overcome at no extra charge, on time every time.

These guys should trust their engineer.

I'm sure he's just like Scotty.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Sunday, September 23rd 2012 01:32


Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.

Authorities in Bulawayo - the country’s second-largest city - have appealed to residents to flush their toilets at 7.30pm on Monday to clear built-up waste.

Water is rationed in the city for up to 72 hours each week, which has led to waste accumulating in the sewer network.

The city's mayor, Thaba Moyo, said the mass flush will become a weekly event.

"We are going to have a big flush every Monday to push all the waste that would have accumulated during the water rationing.


[link to www.three.fm]
"It means everybody has to flush their toilet at the stipulated time which will be 7.30pm.

"This is done to prevent any sewer blockages as we anticipate longer periods without water in the sewer system."

He said the idea of the synchronised flush was suggested by the city’s chief engineer.

"We are urging residents to bear with us as this is nobody's fault.

"It's a national problem. Most cities are having water shortages, and we are hoping that the supplies will last until the rainy season and pray that we have good rains."

Poor sanitation has caused numerous disease outbreaks in Zimbabwe in recent years.

Last October, more than 6,000 cases of diarrhoea were reported in the southern towns of Masvingo and Kadoma, with children the worst affected.

Four years ago more than 4,000 people died of cholera during an outbreak that affected nearly 100,000 people.
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They need to stop blaming everything on Nobody.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Sunday, September 23rd 2012 01:32


Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.

Authorities in Bulawayo - the country’s second-largest city - have appealed to residents to flush their toilets at 7.30pm on Monday to clear built-up waste.

Water is rationed in the city for up to 72 hours each week, which has led to waste accumulating in the sewer network.

The city's mayor, Thaba Moyo, said the mass flush will become a weekly event.

"We are going to have a big flush every Monday to push all the waste that would have accumulated during the water rationing.


[link to www.three.fm]
"It means everybody has to flush their toilet at the stipulated time which will be 7.30pm.

"This is done to prevent any sewer blockages as we anticipate longer periods without water in the sewer system."

He said the idea of the synchronised flush was suggested by the city’s chief engineer.

"We are urging residents to bear with us as this is nobody's fault.

"It's a national problem. Most cities are having water shortages, and we are hoping that the supplies will last until the rainy season and pray that we have good rains."

Poor sanitation has caused numerous disease outbreaks in Zimbabwe in recent years.

Last October, more than 6,000 cases of diarrhoea were reported in the southern towns of Masvingo and Kadoma, with children the worst affected.

Four years ago more than 4,000 people died of cholera during an outbreak that affected nearly 100,000 people.
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This made me lol.....strange but true
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
This will end well. No doubt.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Probably a good idea for all sewer districts & municipalities. Flush the sewers. Someone is very smart over there.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
...and a bazillion worth of Zim dollars used as ass-wipe, come flying out the other end...
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Imagine up to a million drywall buckets waiting to be flushed...gonna make a mess.
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He says it's "nobodies fault"!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Which proves commie rat bastards are full of shit.
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
doesnt the million toilet flushing once a week pretty much offset the whole water rationing thing?
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
it is dangerous

could cause a stinkhole...

commode, thats funny!!!

if its a failure the engineer will be flush with em-bare-ass-ment

yup i'm a commodian

laugh
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Am i the only one that thinks this is one of those ideas that look good on paper....


I'm envisioning crap fountains out of every manhole in the cities when a million flushes hit the clogged sewers at once.

This is going to be a whole new definition of "shit storm".
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
doesnt the million toilet flushing once a week pretty much offset the whole water rationing thing?
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LOL my thoughts exactly
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ok..got it
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
People with eco flush water saving toilets have the same problem with sewers clogging...You need that much water to take the shit away...

I do routine 5 gallon bucket power flushes to keep my sewer lines cleaned out..

With millions of gallons of water entering the system at once...I predict the pipes with rupture causing the STHTF...
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Re: STRANGE BUT TRUE!!!!Up to a million people will take part in a synchronised toilet flush in an attempt to unblock sewers in Zimbabwe.
Haiti used to have modern plumbing until they, like the blacks in Zimbabwe, killed off the Whites(and mixed-race as well).
Next they'll be doing the same in Detroit.
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