Thursday, July 05, 2007

The World Will Never Know

Probably the most popular question besides my job that I got about moving to Australia was “Do toilets flush the other way south of the equator?” Australians are much more eco-conscious as a culture than Americans. There are hybrid taxis, the landlord admonished me to turn out all my lights and fans before leaving the apartment in the morning, and a 7 year drought has required people to conserve water throughout the country.

One of the water conservation efforts is that modern toilets have two flushers one that uses less water than the other. I haven’t been able to tell a discernable difference between the two because they both seem to just pour water straight down the drain, there’s no swirling; it’s more like a waterfall. So where does that leave the second most popular question? I guess the world will never know.


Sean July 16, 2007 at 12:23 PM  

Have you read Collapse? There is one chapter where the author makes a convincing case that it's not environmentally sustainable for Australia to be inhabited at the density which it is now.

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