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Berlin Residents Synchronized Their Pee Breaks During Germany-Portugal

Germany stomped Portugal 4-0 on Monday, and it seems as if the whole city of Berlin was watching intently. The chart above—from the city's public water utility—shows water usage from 6 p.m. on the day of the game to 6 a.m. In two dramatic spikes, coming at halftime and at the close of the game, water consumption nearly doubled. Lots of pee was being held.

You might remember a similar chart from 2010, when the city of Edmonton tracked how much water its residents used during the Olympic gold medal hockey game. The results were similarly dramatic (although a little exaggerated by the y-axis, when compared to the Berlin chart):



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