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Fun and Funky Plumbing Trivia

Are you in need of some fun plumbing trivia to help break the ice with new team members at your plumbing company? Are you having a game night and want to test your plumbing knowledge? Here is a list of fun plumbing trivia questions for you to use:

How Does Water Swirl?

The force in which the water flows down your toilet is by design and the plumbing itself.

Plumbing fact or fiction? The annual water wasted in the United States due to leaks is one trillion gallons every year. Factual statement according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. According to them, “The average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.” 

How Much Does a Gallon Of Water Weigh?

A gallon weighs approximately 8.34 lbs in the US. The weight can vary depending on the temperature it is stored in. Colder water will weigh more than warmer water.

What Percent of the Earth is Water?

According to the US Geology Survey, 71 percent of the earth's surface is water.

How Much Does a Roll of Toilet Paper Weigh? 

A roll of toilet paper weighs approximately 227 grams or .5 lbs. 

What are the Dimensions of One Sheet of Toilet Paper?

4.5 inches x 4.5 inches

How much water is in a sink?

A regular sink usually holds between 15 to 18 liters of water

What Year Was the Toilet Invented?

According to History, the toilet was invested in 1956

What year was the sink invented?

The sink was invented in 1820 and would evolve to become more functioning up until 1900.

What temperature is toilet water?

Toilet water temperature is usually 50℉-60℉  

When were bathrooms added to houses?

Bathrooms were added to houses in 1920

Who invented the modern toilet?

The flush toilet we use today came from a variety of inventions throughout history. In 1596, Sir John Harington invented a design that had a flush valve to let water out of the tank and wash-down design to empty out the bowl. In the 1880s, Thomas Crapper’s plumbing company built flush toilets and received a royal warrant. He popularized the siphon system for emptying the tank and replaced the earlier floating valve system, which was prone to leaks.

Who invented the shower?

While rudimentary showers can be found throughout India, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, the first real shower was invented by the Greeks around roughly 300 B.C. Ancient Greek athletes would freshen up within the Stadiums using a piped-in water supply that would spray down through showerheads shaped like the faces of lions, tigers, and bears—oh my!

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Sources: HowSuffWorks and Wikipedia