The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1070588
Posted By: Amos
11-Dec-03 - 07:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
It all interests me, from nano-technology to simpler things. The miracle of how it all works is totally interesting to me. The toilet is a mystery to me. How the water stays at the same level. Why you have to jiggle the handle sometimes and sometimes not.
Thus, Shatner, revealing the profundity of his actual anti-technical bent.
Now -- water seeks its own level naturally in response to the fact that it is a liquid under gravity with a stable molecular form. I mean, anybody except possibly Little Harg, and Penelope (coincidence? I don't think so!) knows that.
You only have to jiggle the handle when it leaks!! The reason is, if it doesn't leak, you don't NEED to jiggle the handle!! First law of engineering (if it ain't broke, don't fix it). I mean, this is baby steps. This is no star-fleet mystery!!