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Top 10 Plumber facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The St. Patrick's Day tradition of dyeing the Chicago river green arose by accident when a group of plumbers used green dye to trace illegal substances that were polluting the river. The dyeing of the river is still sponsored by the local plumbers union.

  2. The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for Plumbers around the United States

  3. Einstein mused that he would have liked to have been a plumber, and promptly was awarded honorary membership in the plumbers’ union

  4. A Texas plumber's truck traded to a dealership, then auctioned and shipped to Turkey with his business' decals still on it. The truck eventually ended up in Syria, where it was outfitted with an anti-aircraft gun and used in the country’s civil war.

  5. The opening day of Disneyland was referred to by Walt as "Black Sunday" as rides broke down, the freshly paved asphalt had women's shoes sticking to it,, a plumber's strike made Walt chose between bathrooms and drinking water, restaurants ran out of food, among many other problems

  6. Black Friday Is Plumbers' Busiest Day of the Year (Brown Friday)

  7. Nintendo created a video game based on the Popeye comic strip, but could not acquire licensing rights for the characters. Rather than scrap the work that was done, it released with a new cast - a plumber, his girlfriend, and a gorilla - and was renamed "Donkey Kong" after the game's antagonist.

  8. Charles Martinet, the voice of Nintendo's Mario, crashed an audition uninvited and was told to make up a voice for an Italian plumber from Brooklyn. He talked until the audition tape ran out and was immediately given the job.

  9. During Prohibition, federal agents Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith disguised themselves as grave-diggers, football players, Russian women, rabbis, judges, and plumbers (among many others). Together, they seized more than 5 million bottles of illicit booze and made 4,932 arrests.

  10. The Japanese Imperial Family has a staff of more than 1,000 people (47 servants per royal). 30 gardeners, 25 chefs, 40 chauffeurs as well as 78 builders, plumbers and electricians. The Emperor has four doctors on standby 24 hours a day, five men manage his wardrobe and 11 assists in Shinto rites

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Ranch dressing was invented by an Alaskan Plumber

Mario was originally a carpenter, but became a plumber after the construction site he worked on became infested with mushrooms due to leaky pipes.

Einstein had an interest in plumbing and was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union.

A plumber found a forgotten 1 kg brick of gold worth over $40K during a shower renovation

The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers

The murders of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen were first discovered by a plumber responding to plumbing complaints made by both Nilsen and other tenants. Upon opening a drain cover at the side of the house, the drain was packed with a flesh-like substance and numerous small bones.

Tomorrow is also known as Brown Friday since calls to plumbers increase by 50%

Mario was originally called 'Mr. Video', was given a mustache to avoid animating his mouth, and a hat to avoid animating his hair. He became Italian as result of his mustache and he was originally a carpenter before he was a plumber.

A plumber was left *alone* overnight in the Victorian Police's drug evidence warehouse. He was told to lock up when he left. [PDF]

The day after Thanksgiving is called ‘Brown Friday’ by plumbers as it is the busiest day of the year for them.

Ranch dressing was invented by a plumber while working in Alaska

The production designer who constructed the facade of a tenement building for the movie *batteries not included was so good, prop trash was picked up, people stopped to eat at the diner and the plumber's union demanded to know why they didn't have a permit for construction

When Mario was first presented to the gaming world in Donkey Kong, he was a carpenter NOT a plumber. That game takes place on a construction site.

Former President Lyndon Johnson drove a plumber to a nervous breakdown over his constant demands for more water pressure in his unusual shower

Thomas Crapper, an English plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London, a sanitary equipment company. He also made significant improvements on the flush toilet made by Sir John Harrington.

Steve Irwin's father, Bob Irwin, was a plumber for a while before taking up his true calling of a naturalist/conservationist. By the time Steve turned, 6 he owned a pet Python and soon began helping his father rescue crocodiles. What a life... we all miss Steve.

Ranch dressing was invented by a plumber for Hidden Valley which is now owned by Clorox who makes Liquid Plumbr

There's a Texas plumber who isn't sure how extremists in Syria ended up with his work truck.

The White House Plumbers were a covert White House Special Investigations Unit, established July 24, 1971, during the presidency of Richard Nixon, tasked with stopping the leaking of classified information.

Before the Watergate break-in, Nixon wanted his "White House Plumbers" to assassinate a prominent American journalist.

Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, was originally told read a script as an Italian plumber from brooklyn. that voice carried out as we hear Mario today.

Steve McQueen, director of '12 Years a Slave' and first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, was placed into a class for students believed best suited "for manual labour, more plumbers and builders, stuff like that" during his high school years.

Roy Riegel, a plumber who after passing is having his ashes spread at each baseball stadium across the country by having them flushed down the toilet

Ranch dressing was invented by a plumber-turned-rancher and eventually bought & reformulated by the Clorox Company to become a shelf-stable, consumer-accessible product.

The English plumber who popularized the toilet was named Thomas Crapper. The word "crap" doesn't derive from his name and existed centuries before he was born.