Manchester, New Hampshire is going to be the home of a new minor-league baseball team (the Fisher Cats — I’m still disappointed they didn’t keep the original name, the New Hampshire Primaries, with donkey and elephant mascots), and we’re just finishing up building them a brand-new stadium just off downtown. And yesterday, April Fool’s Day, they gave the brand-new stadium’s plumbing system a stress test.
Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, including dozens of Little Leaguers, stadium officials pulled off what might be the largest Synchronized Flush in the world, as they simultaneously pulled the handles on all 103 toilets in Fisher Cats Ballpark. The kids were repeatedly instructed that they were not to use the toilets, but to simply flush them on cue.
They were proud to report no sinkholes were opened in the field, but there was some concern about city residents who might have been taking a shower at the precise moment of the Big Flush.