Canada Peed in Unison During Hockey Final

Water usage spiked between periods of gold medal match

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 8, 2010 1:39 PM CST

(Newser) – Apparently most of Canada was holding it during the gold medal hockey game. Water consumption spiked wildly between the game’s periods, as much of the city ran to the bathroom, according to this incredible graph from Edmonton’s water utility. During the final moments of the game, and during the medal ceremony, consumption fell off equally drastically, hitting insane lows. This is what happens when 80% of your country is watching the same sporting event.

This graph, from Edmonton water utility EPCOR, shows the city's average water consumption (teal line) contrasted with water consumption during the Olympic gold medal hockey game.
This graph, from Edmonton water utility EPCOR, shows the city's average water consumption (teal line) contrasted with water consumption during the Olympic gold medal hockey game.   (EPCOR)
Hey, when you gotta go... you hold it until the end of the period, damn it.
Hey, when you gotta go... you hold it until the end of the period, damn it.   (Shutterstock)
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