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Did you know that Archeologists have recovered a portion of a water plumbing system from the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. The evidence of indoor plumbing in palaces has dating back to 2500 B.C.E.

Did you know at 140 degrees, it takes five seconds for water to burn skin. At 160 degrees, it takes only half of a second. Home hot water systems should be set to no hotter than 125 degrees.

Did you know that Plumbing is short for plumbum? Plumbum is latin for Lead. Pipes were once made of lead.

Did you know that rumor has it that Ozzy Osbourne was an apprentice for plumbing before becoming the Ozzy we know today?

Did you know that the covert White House Speacial Investigations Unit established during the presidency of Pres. Nixon were called “plumbers”. They were a response to the “Pentagon Papers” that were leaked during the Vietnam War. Their job was to plug intelligence leaks in the U.S. Gov. relating to the Vietnam War, hence the term “plumbers”.

Sir John Harington is credited with inventing the flushable toilet in 1596, hence the American nickname… “the John”.

Since 1963 (the year CDA was established), more than 28 billion feet or about 5.3 million miles of copper plumbing tube has been installed in U.S. buildings. That’s equivalent to a coil wrapping around the Earth more than 200 times. The current installation rate now exceeds a billion feet per year.

In a typical home, more than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted while running the faucet waiting for hot water. As much as 15% of your annual water heating costs can be wasted heating this extra 9,000 gallons.

If a drip from your faucet fills an eight ounce glass in 15 minutes, it will waste 180 gallons per month and 2,160 gallons per year.

A low flush toilet can save you up to 18,000 gallons of water per year.

In the tomb of a king of the Western Han Dynasty in China (206 BC to 24 AD), archaeologists discovered a 2,000-year-old “toilet” – complete with running water, a stone seat and even a comfortable armrest! The finding: marked the earliest-known water closet, which is quite like what we are using today, in the entire world.

The Earth has somewhere in the neighborhood of 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (326 million trillion gallons) of water on the planet. Roughly 98% of our water’s in the oceans of the world, and therefore is unusable for drinking because of the salt content. That means only around 2% of the planet’s water is fresh, but 1.6% of that water is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. Another 0.36% is found in very deep, underground sources – meaning only about 0.036% of the planet’s total water supply is found in lakes and rivers (our main supplies of drinking water)!

Albert Einstein was named an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after saying publicly that he would become a plumber if he had to do it all over again.

On average a person uses a toilet 2,350 times a year. With a toilet usage time of five minutes per session, that’s 195.8 hours a year!

Did you know that the most famous video game superstars, Mario and Luigi, were in  fact plumbers?

rewritten  by Kenny B. (These were borrowed all over the web)


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