In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze.

A work crew was assigned to do nothing on Christmas weekend but flush the 503 toilets at the Gator Bowl to prevent a freeze-up at the stadium before the annual New Year's college football game.

A freeze in 1983 caused about $400,000 damage in broken water pipes, so when record cold headed for town, officials hired a crack brigade of toilet flushers to keep water moving through the plumbing.

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