Previously, I posted the video Slaves of Dubai.
Now comes this bizarre information about Dubai (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):
Without Trucks, the Tallest Building In the World Would Become the Tallest Mountain of PoopThe poop trucks in Dubai:
...The tallest skyscraper in the world defies belief. Today I learned something that also defies belief: all the poop produced there has to be removed by trucks.
Let's do the math here....163 habitable floors. It's designed to hold 35,000 people at any given time. Now, humans produce 100 to 250 grams (3 to 8 ounces) of feces per day. Let's say 200 in this case, since these people are well fed. That's 7,000,000 grams per day. Seven tonnes of poop per day. Now, add human-produced liquids (pee, bathing, cleaning their teeth...) and the water to push the poop down its miles of sewage pipes. I think a very conservative total would be 15 tonnes of sewage per day.
That's a lot of poop.
And all of it has to be removed by trucks. The trucks take all this poop to a sewage treatement facility outside of the city. It's the same with most skyscrapers in Dubai, according to Kate Ascher, author of The Heights. Talking to Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Kate said that these trucks are in a permanent line waiting to get into the sewage treatment plant, waiting up to 24 hours before they can unload their crap...
The video blurb at YouTube states the following:
Footage of a line of full sewage trucks waiting to 'dump their loads' near Academic City in Dubai. These guys must cue for hours/days!!! They are paid per collection, so it's no wonder that some of them dump their loads illegally in the industrial estates or in the desert in order to get more collections!Poor planning, huh? After all, poop happens.