Canada Peed in Unison During Hockey Final
Water usage spiked between periods of gold medal match
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2010 1:39 PM CST
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)

(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.

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jagerhans
Mar 10, 2010 2:10 PM CST
whenever i feel the urge to take a break from boring european news i sneak a peek here at newser's. loads of weirdness and news where the protagonist is some serious oddball, an animal or a hippie. or canadians.
WallyEFunk
Mar 9, 2010 2:11 AM CST
And that's the reason I don't like some American's .They think the world revolves around them. Ever heard of the Stanley Cup by the way ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S... . Well with out the US ,I guess we would not be playing the game . ...WOW !! THANK YOU !!!
Derni
Mar 9, 2010 12:39 AM CST
did they all flush at once??