Canada Loves Hockey So Much, They Can Hold It

As you may have heard, around 80% of Canadians watched on TV as their country beat the Americans in the Gold Medal game this year. But they didn't just watch—if this graph's any indication, they didn't want to miss a minute. Look:

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As you can see, the water usage went down dramatically throughout the game, spiking only as the game hit intermission, when everyone scurried to the bathroom. With all the toilets flushing at once and (since Canadians are so polite) everyone washing their hands, you have three spikes in water demand. Otherwise, those polite bastards were glued to the couch. A few other thoughts while we're here:

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  1. Really though, that's impressive dedication, Canada.
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  3. Can someone measure the Super Bowl next year? Bet the third quarter has more water usage than halftime, which is sad.
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  5. Our 1980 water usage still beats their 2010 water usage. Easy.
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  7. Screw you, Sidney Crosby.
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