New York City Wins at Everything Weird

First there were the Mole People and now this. New York City was named the cloggiest city in all of America. Seattle was named the least cloggy.

Top 10 Clogged Cities:

  • 1. New York
  • 2. Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • 3. Los Angeles
  • 4. Philadelphia
  • 5. Houston
  • 6. Atlanta
  • 7. Chicago
  • 8. Portland, OR
  • 9. Indianapolis
  • 10. San Francisco Bay Area

Clogs occur frequently during heavy flushing periods (obviously). Those periods take place on days like Black Friday, the day after a Thanksgiving feast, and during the halftime of a big game like the Super Bowl. Beat the wife. Take a crap. Beat the wife. Take a crap. Beat the wife. Have a beer. Take a crap.

In addition, many stopped-up toilets occur when nontraditional items are flushed, including disposable diapers, facial tissue, paper towels or napkins, cat litter, feminine-protection products and even a cell phone or iPod.

I have known TWO people now who have flushed a cell phone. (Hello, Bob.) An iPod? What the heck? Granted, I have gone to the bathroom at work while plugged into my Nano and listening to the Rachel Maddow show, but I make sure it’s secure before dropping my pants. Are people in that much of a hurry? And how are the iPods actually flushed? Why not fish them out first? Lastly, don’t people realize they swallowed the iPod in the first place?

The article goes on to say that SCOTT Brand toilet tissue helps to avoid clogged toilets. Which happens to be the toilet tissue we most use. We use it because it lasts forever and it’s cheap. But in a city where everyday life is far from comfortable, New Yorkers probably would have a hard time giving up their cushy toilet tissues. Anyway, I thought I’d share. (Thanks to Gothamist for the link.)

16 Comments

  1. Nobody can clog a toilet like Henry. The kid dumps like a truck and uses half a forest of paper. Anyone following Henry knows to check to make sure they have a clear potty before doing their business.

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  2. Tissue comment- Mercall seems to work well.
    As for clogging, I had a guest visit my apartment when first moving to NYC. I am not sure if it was his diet (cheese pizza and diet coke), but every time he took a crap the toilet clogged. Even had to mop the floor and shut off the toilet water after one of the times. That is nothing to say for the neighbors above using the offensive paper towels and diapers- thus clogging the drain and the fools (landlord/super) never capped the pipe that they cut when they were changing the toilets to low flow. I found this out when moving a nice found couch into my apartment when the ceiling FELL down onto all furniture below the offending pipe.
    That was the wake up reminder to get renter’s insurance.

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  3. that’s funny stuff………..

    when you take a 4-6 inch cast iron waste stack and sewage line (like in most appartment buildings or multifamily dwellings and you add 1.6 gallon per flush toilets to that…..it’s a recipe for disaster. in 1994 the government required all toilets to be 1.6 gal flushers. it’s funny to me that SCOTT put together a “clog clinic” in 1996 to explain why toilets clog. they’re trying to cover their asses when it’s simple….a 1.6 gal toilet doesn’t put enough water into the pipe to get the stuff moving on down a big pipe.

    to fix the problem, flush those buggers 2-3 times, maybe i’m wrong or it’s just that new yorkers are just full of ….! hehehehe just kidding

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  4. they’re trying to cover their asses….

    One-ply cover-up!

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  5. I will shut this site down if the conversation doesn’t get a little classier.

    I will shit this site down if the conversation doesn’t get a little gassier.

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  6. Tobyjoe, I bet it was your bandaids that pushed us over the edge. Way to go, Beaner.

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  7. taking over the world one ply at a time

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  8. My husband is named after SCOTT brand tp. His mother was so high when she had him that was the first thing that popped into her head. True story.

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  9. Holy crap! I’m forever refering to your hubby as “Two-Ply”

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  10. I think that Rachel Maddow anecdote you just shared was the first thing on mihow.com I wish I had never read.

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  11. I pee about 15 times a day especially now that I gave up coffee and have substitute my craving for water.

    Why does my peeing upset you so?

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  12. Sometimes, I think that boys forget that women sit down EVERY TIME they use the toilet. Unless, you’re like, 7 and on the playground trying to prove something or transgender.

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  13. There’s a difference between knowing that you pee / sit down to pee, and knowing about the intricacies and mannerisms of what you do while you pee.

    I think visually – when you described that, i saw you closing a stall, checking your nano, and reaching for your pants. and then i had to stop thinking.

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  14. ::sigh::

    Wasn’t it you who said Americans were screwed up about sex and stuff? What is wrong with peeing?

    EVERYBODY PEES AND POOPS!

    That’s it, I’m sending you and Tobyjoe to a OK poop self-help group.

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  15. I’m fine with pee and poop behind closed doors. i just have a don’t ask, don’t tell policy.

    i’m all pooped out for poop talk though. maybe its from studying abroad where we’d compare poop stories every morning to try and figure out what parisites we had that week.

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  16. I was thinking about this very subject this morning, on my way to work. EVERYONE POOPS, PEES, FARTS, WIPES THEIR ARSE! What is the big freakin’ deal AMERICA? GET OVER IT!!! There are rivers of sheeit flowing beneath our streets – EVERYONE DOES IT! (Farting IS funny though – but no one should feel ashamed of it—but it sure can be funny! The sounds??! erupting from one’s body? the earth shaking kind? hilarious!)

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