Will It Flush?: 152-Pounds Of Mercury Down A Toilet

September 27, 2016

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Note: The toilet is not flushing mercury into the sewer system, just a giant bucket.

This is a video of Cody from Youtube channel Cody's Lab trying to flush increasingly larger quantities of mercury down a toilet. He starts with just a couple drops, and builds up to an entire toilet tank full of the stuff -- 152-pounds worth. The mercury in the toilet tank is so heavy the flush handle is too weak to lift the flapper so he just reaches in there with his bare hand to do it. Also: the shot at 8:40 is what I imagine the Silver Surfer's ass looks like after a bout of food poisoning. I remember a plumber once told me if you want to test the plumbing in a house you should try to flush a whole package of hotdogs down a toilet. I have caused so many floods during open houses.

Keep going for the video, but feel free to skip around. Full-tank mercury flush at 7:55. Man, I loved how when the handle doesn't work "I'll have to think of something" immediately turns to "I'll just stick my hand in there".

Thanks to Matt L, who agrees this guy should try molten lava next.

  • Xockszky

    When a house is foreclosed on, the bitter (former) homeowners sometimes flush cement down the toilet and down the sinks to destroy the plumbing and make repair as hard as possible. Somehow this reminds me of that.

  • AtomicMug

    That dude has, like, TWICE as much Mercury in his pantry than I do.

  • Munihausen

    Where does one acquire that much mercury?

  • K Diddie

    He put his hand in there? Are you kidding me? It's never safe to touch mercury! Mercury absorbs instantly into skin, plus it has an extremely high vapor pressure, so an open container of mercury puts the metal into the air. It sticks to clothing and is absorbed by hair and nails, so you don't even want to poke it with a fingernail or wipe it up with a cloth.
    Mercury affects the central nervous system. It damages the brain, liver, kidneys, and blood. Direct contact with elemental (liquid) mercury can cause irritation and chemical burns.

  • Steven Collatos

    yea i was just thinking the same thing, isn't it a neurotoxin? this guy is fucking stupid.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    I would be more concerned if it were a mercury compound rather than the atomic form. But either way what he did was pretty dumb.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Watch the whole video, and you'll realize that the guy was highly aware of this fact.

  • The_Wretched

    and did it anyway?!

  • Frédéric Purenne

    *shrug* That I can't explain.

  • Jan Bergström

    get T-1000 out of that shit hole!

  • TheQiwiMan

    Losing half a gram of gold is roughly about 20 bucks, for those who are curious. (Current price is about $43 per gram)

  • Classy Niggur

    Codyslab video on Geekologie?
    This is the day I've been waiting for.

  • Matt Smith

    "You see, if you ever tried to flush a lead bullet down a toilet..." WHO DOES THAT

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  • TheDR

    That's terminator levels of diarrhea.

  • Watched this whole thing. Mercury is weird man.

  • Roronoa Zoro

    They used to sell toys with mercury in them in the late 70's early 80's. People used to bust them open and mess about with the mercury. Then someone realised mercury was real dangerous shit and wasn't a kids toy as they were drinking the shit. Got banned.

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