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Old 09-24-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by msmith537 View Post
Or the expression "shit hitting the fan". I understand that it is meant to conjure up an image of shit spraying everywhere, deflected off the spinning blades of a fan. But under what circumstances would you have a fan in close proximity to where you shit, such that you would have to concern yourself with it accidently shitting on it?
Because there is no significant gravity in orbit, allegedly zero-g toilets use a fan to draw waste into the receptacle. In other words, that's a situation designed to have shit hit the fan.

But, admittedly, few of us have to deal with zero-g toilets, or being in orbit.