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The Computer is on the main floor in a 2 story house with a basement. Every time it turns on, the upstairs toilet flushes. Why?

It may seem ridiculous, but our Tech Teacher really wants to know.
    
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Because whenever the fan spins it automatically pulls the flush handle? LOL!!
Edited by dhenzjhen - 8/19/11 at 9:47am
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Because whenever the fan spins it automatically pulls the flush handle? LOL!!

sorry double post.
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I will be using that answer if no one knows the real answer...
    
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This may be relevant, even though it's backward: FunTechStories. (Look near the bottom.)

Also, I found this How to Sneak Out of Your House guide while Googling. Funny stuff.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/19/11 at 9:55am
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Simple...

Because the toilet is the reservoir of your computers water cooling system. Since the toilet is on the second floor, gravity makes the water flow through your loop therefore requiring no pump that just consumes electricity. The flushing is the act of extracting the air bubbles from the loop.

This could only have been designed by a genius, therefore your tech teacher is a genius!

INSTANT A+!!!
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Originally Posted by NoDoubtFilms View Post
The Computer is on the main floor in a 2 story house with a basement. Every time it turns on, the upstairs toilet flushes. Why?

It may seem ridiculous, but our Tech Teacher really wants to know.
Might be off topic, but might be one hell of a sarcastic answer for your question.

If it's a two story house, and the computer is on the main floor (not the basement) How is there an upstairs?

Basement counts as a story in my book.
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Might be off topic, but might be one hell of a sarcastic answer for your question.

If it's a two story house, and the computer is on the main floor (not the basement) How is there an upstairs?

Basement counts as a story in my book.
Good point but... most places do not count a basement as a "story" due to construction height and permit restrictions/definitions. So, if you are limited to a 2 story height limitation to be considered a house, then the basement does not count. Only what's above ground counts.

Following the "sarcastic" approach, what is actually being turned on? If it were the computer, then it would have said "Every time its turned on..." instead, it states "Every time it turns on, the upstairs toilet flushes." therefore the toilet is whats being spoken of. You hit handle, empty the toilet and the water turns on to refill the tank... The why is to refill the toilet tank back up.

I believe the teach is asking about the toilet and not the computer.
Edited by Kahbrohn - 8/19/11 at 11:16am
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Following the "sarcastic" approach, what is actually being turned on? If it were the computer, then it would have said "Every time its turned on..." instead, it states "Every time it turns on, the upstairs toilet flushes." therefore the toilet is whats being spoken of. You hit handle, empty the toilet and the water turns on to refill the tank... The why is to refill the toilet tank back up.

I believe the teach is asking about the toilet and not the computer.
Bingo. Your teacher is reinforcing the point that you have to understand the situation in order to solve an issue. IE a high tech environment still requires no-tech reasoning.
    
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