Going via a plane for the very first time? Don't know how to use its toilet? Or pondering where does all the poop go?
This is a question that baffled us for quite a while when we were kids. And not that we got a satisfying answer, but we just killed the curiosity over this question. But the question still remains the same - 'where does all the poop go?'
Well, we are here with the answer to quench that childhood curiosity of yours. And for your information, It isn't simply dumped into the air to fly around and let gravity do the dirty work. Then, what exactly goes around in a washroom that's 10,000 feet off the ground.
Read the article and get to know the exact answer to it.
Do you hold it through the entire flight in worrying where ever it may drop? Well, that's unhealthy, dude.
Then, here is the perfect answer to your question. Your poop comes from your belly and goes to the plane's belly. Isn't it interesting?
But it is not entirely a joke. Confused? Okay, I won't waste any further of your time and directly drop it on you. *pun intended*
When you flush down your poop, it goes into a suction tank or holding tank until it doesn't cross its limit.
The holding tanks have a certain limit. It's important to shut the tanks once they are filled. Otherwise, if you cross that limitation, well, then you may drop your poop into someone's house, car or probably on someone's face. Ha-ha, just kidding! But yes, in the past, we did hear of those instances too.
About 20 gallons of waste a single storage tank can hold and more than hundreds of gallons overall. This also results in reducing the number of passengers from every flight.
...the lavatory service truck is pulled out and hooked up with the receptacle on the bottom.
It smells as tacky as it looks.
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