Sunday, November 19, 2006

A semi-natural Northern Barometer

Hello Everyone,
Tonight, we are experiencing out first real Blizzard of the season. The wind gusts are supposedly reaching 120 km. Which lead me to a suprising discovery, early in the season before your stink pipe freezes, your toilet acts as a excellent baromter (of sorts). You see as the wind whips past your stink pipe it creates a vaccuum, which causes your toilet level to drop, when the air is released in the toilet the level returns to normal. Which means at this moment I am having rapidly ebbing tides in my toilet bowl. So the moral of the story is, If your locked in a room in the north, with no windows and doors but just a toilet, you can still tell when you don't want to go outside.
Take Care,
CG

2 comments:

Nancy said...

That's hilarious! I never noticed that. Will have my head in the toilet the next time the opportunity arises.

Becky said...

Imagine that! We also have a "weather-indicating" toilet at our house in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. It only happens when the wind is from the north though. This leads me to believe that it has more to do with the orientation of our pump-out tube (which faces north), rather than our stink pipe. If the high seas in our toilet are rolling, it's usually NOT a good day for fishing!