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The Simpsons lied to me! They lied to all of us!!!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MightyMouse, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    So I was house-sitting for a co-worker last week, and I noticed that his toilets all flush clockwise. I had brief thoughts of making a collect call to some unsuspecting Aussie to check his toilets, but did some research on the Internets instead.

    And what did I learn? That Lisa Simpson's explanation of water flow being caused by gravity/Coriolis Effect -- and the entire premise of what I used to think was one of the show's stronger episodes -- was a lie.

    Apparently, water flow out of a toilet bowl is determined by the design of the fixture, and has nothing to do with what hemisphere you happen to live in.

    Probably the saddest part is that I should've known this, but I didn't. But when we can't trust the Simpsons, where does that leave us as a society?

    That said, I have to say, I didn't care for the clockwise flush. For some reason, I found it off-putting.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It's funny that you mention this, because on Friday night I hung out with a friend who just returned from Australia, and she said the water gets sucked straight down, and that nobody in Australia cares about the way the water goes down the drains in America.
  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Not only did the Simpsons lie, so did my middle school's librarian. Why she'd be talking about that, I don't know, but as middle-schoolers we thought her talking about toilets, drains, etc., was hilarious.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    If you put a mirror face down in a copy machine, you travel back in time.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    The Prime Minister DOESN'T lie naked in an innertube drinking a Foster's?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The Prime Minister lays naked in an innertube drinking a Foster's
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Well he actually does neither. Nobody in Australia drinks Fosters.
  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    But you haven't adressed his truthfulness.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Next you'll tell me that wasn't a giant wig shop I passed in Knoxville yesterday.
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    That's because it's brewed in Canada.

    Says so on the can.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    This just in:
    Despite numerous reports to the contrary, Ralph Wiggum did not eat a big, red candle.
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Does that mean Stampy wasn't real either?
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