Friday 21st October 2016                 Change text size:

The Guardian Rules of Flushing

The Guardian Rules of Flushing

It may seem like an obvious set of rules, but after uncovering some of the unusual things found in sewers across the UK, The Guardian has compiled a list of “10 things you should never flush down your toilet“.

The items range from the unusual to the downright disgusting, with people flushing such things as human body parts (“most often fingers or even hands“) and pets (“goldfish are most common, of course, but hamsters and gerbils are also seen“) down the loo.

Half a Mini was also found in a London sewer, though Simon Evans of Thames Water reassured readers, saying, “Obviously that didn’t get flushed down the toilet.”

Read the article here.

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