Everyone Watching The Super Bowl Went To The Bathroom At The Same Time


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The data comes from the water company in Palm Beach County, Florida. They tracked minute-by-minute usage of water consumption and were able to peg huge spikes to key moments in the game, like halftime and commercial breaks. (The red line charts an average Sunday Night.)

Super Bowl water charts

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The close second half apparently kept people glued to their seat.

Pat’s Papers published a similar chart last winter that showed water usage in Edmonton during Canada’s Gold Medal hockey win at the 2010 Olympics. Our neighbours to the North were much more in sync with their bathroom trips.

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