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Date: 10/17/12 12:57 PM

20 Responses to Toilet Snorkeling: Is This A Thing Now? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35676 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    Link: Toilet Snorkeling: Is This A Thing Now? - Is this a Thing now? Does this have anything to do with genkem? Anyone remember genkem? The good old days of genkem.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    This is actually a method of getting oxygen in an emergency.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1503 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    I have no idea... I bet it`s smelly.
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1374 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    It is a Fresh-air breathing device and method in case of fire in a hotel or high rise.
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    norgle Male 18-29
    255 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Asphyxiation via smoke inhalation or toilet air? Tough choice.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Hmmmm I`m gonna jump!
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    psychoti Male 18-29
    198 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    I saw this on QI. It was a safety device in the event of fire when the building was filled with smoke and you needed to be able to breathe.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    zombunny nailed it. If there`s a fire and the house is full of smoke, you can do this to get air. It vents outside so at least you can breathe.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2169 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Not the cuttlefish!
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    What freddyferret said! Sure it would probably suck, but it beats the alternative...
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    "Jenkem" is fictional and this is a device that allows one to breathe "clean" air during a fire.
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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
    275 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    dogs do it too
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    psychoti I saw that QI too and I remember thinking...I need to do what to save my life in a fire?...bring on the toxic smoke!
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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Nothing better for you than a lungful of sewer gasses.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4668 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    I can`t help wondering how much methane (flammable) is in that "clean" air.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    I remember seeing this a while back on a documentary and thought that it was a great idea - at least as a temporary solution (won`t help if the fire gets you).

    I don`t think that there is much fear of methane - after all, methane is a heavy gas and naturally sinks to the lowest point possible (which is why ya never hear of methane poisoning in bathrooms today). Besides that, from what I remember, there is a replacable filter just before the mouthpiece which filters out any gases that might be in the plumbing line.

    They should install these in all public buildings over two stories with instructions for use.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    I`d recommend flushing it a few of times to push the poo as far down the line as possible.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2706 posts
    October 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    For the record, methane is lighter than air.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2849 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 7:51 am
    As seen on QI about 4 years ago.
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    grapehead Male 18-29
    408 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 10:58 am
    if there house is filled with smoke?

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