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Flushed with Pride

May 1, 1998:
Matt Lauer is at it again. The anchorman is in Australia, for a special edition of NBC's ``The Today Show''. He commented this morning that since he is south of the Equator, the toilets flush in the opposite direction! Perhaps he read that in Sports Illustrated, but for sure he never read my web page about it! Bad Reader Keith Harwood from Down Under informs me that the situation is even worse than I thought: many toilets in Australia don't swirl at all! They flush the water straight down. I expect NBC to report now that Australia is close to the poles now... ;-)



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