today i learned – sat 25th aug 2018

i’m going to be honest, this is possibly the most mundane topic ever … but it amused me … so 🤷🏻‍♂️

#tdil the reason why the uk has separate cold and hot taps 🤔

it’s never ever occurred to me before … but apparently this is something that really confuses people from abroad 😳 i just thought this was a preference thing and assumed some people abroad had the same 🤷🏻‍♂️

apparently not … according to the bbc, it’s something that actually really annoys people that come over from abroad 😂🙈 but yeah, the reason behind it dates back to a time where cross contamination was a problem 🤔

you see, back in the day, cold water came from the mains and was drinkable 🥤 hot water, however, came from a storage cistern (often in the loft … aka attic) and was deemed unsafe to drink 🤢

the different water sources caused an indifference in water pressure that could, in turn, cause incorrectly installed valves or taps to cross the streams and cause the incorrect water to flow 😅

there was even a code of practice put into place that said cold taps should always be on the left (if possible) to stop people getting confused … there was a specific focus placed on the visually impaired … which seems nice for a code of practice that was passed a long time ago

honestly, compared to yesterday’s parachuting without a parachute video, this is a serious change in pace 😂 #whiplash … but hopefully you still found it interesting? i did … and i think i’m possibly my only reader 🙈 so, you know 🤷🏻‍♂️

laters 🚁 #tdil


find this one a tad boring or want to read something else? simply take a gander ->here<-

(picture time! the header is ->here<- and the other image is ->here<-)

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