Fall Thru The Cracks Friday at 35,000 Feet

This blog post comes to you from 35,000 feet thanks to the miracle of in-flight wi-fi. The PLUS team is returning to Minneapolis after an excellent few days in New York City for the 2012 D&O Symposium. In case you  missed them – make sure to check out our video blog entries from the event panels.

New York is certainly still in celebration mode after the Giants victory last weekend. One of the more quirky stories we came across in New York was the impact the big game had on water usage in the City. So many fans were enthralled with the game that toilet usage decreased significantly during the 4th quarter, then spiked immediately following the game. This  caused the Yonkers reservoir to drop 2 inches in the moments after the Giants big win. From the article:

In the moments after Big Blue defeated the Patriots, toilet use spiked 13 percent in New York City, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

 

The post-game flushdown decreased by 2 inches the 30-foot-deep water level in the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, the New York Post reported.

 

“This was certainly a significant jump — especially for around 10 p.m. on Sunday night. It’s only going to happen on the Super Bowl,” Jim Roberts, deputy commissioner for the city’s DEP, told the Post.

 

You can read the full article on NBC New York’s website.

I see the beverage cart coming, so that’s it for now. Have a great weekend!

 

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