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  • Ghost of GG

    Is this insinuating that water is dematerialized once it flows down a drain?

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  • Qweeeziou

    This video has stuck with me for over 35 minutes. Powerful

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  • SARGIEAN

    God damnit Jimmy you know we're in a drought!

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  • Buried With You

    somebody turn this into a snuff film

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  • Proxy

    never saw this in my life.
    cool.

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  • magmablock

    Why does anyone leave it running though, seriously.

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  • Adam Jackson

    Wow I still think about this one every day!

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  • eviscero

    The average flow rate of a bathroom faucet is 1.5 gallons per minute.

    The lake illustrated is at the base of a mountain range, so assume it is a freshwater valley lake, similar in size to Lake Tahoe in Nevada, which at capacity holds approx 39 trillion gallons of water.

    To drain the lake at this rate would require a geologic time scale.

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  • Peyton Schmidt

    So your point is?

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  • A clear path to follow

    right. but this isn't even remotely how it works.

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  • II

    Le Reddit Armie is here!!

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  • Rusty P3nis

    Reddit brought me here

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  • BT -7274

    I too have a lake connected to my house.

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  • El Ultimo Pibe Piola de Internet

    The animation is so fluid.

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  • Lights JusticeZ

    ew, who would brush their teeth with pond water?

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  • Catherine Womack

    I have a midterm due in half an hour but I'm watching sesame street instead…

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  • Nicholas Hartnett

    how unhygienic

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  • Maxim Teleguz

    But the water goes somewhere right?

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  • John Davison

    Looks like Peter Chung's style of animation. Beautiful work!

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  • MagCynic

    That''s…. not how it actually works, though.

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  • helmet098

    This is disgusting! Fish do their business in that water!

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  • Internet Omatic

    this animation is so great. i can't stop watching it.

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  • vanderley3

    This is such an effective video. Nevermind the water not coming directly from Frank's pond, Frank having a phone, Frank talking, Carl not putting any tooth paste on, or Carl's house not having a wall when he looks over at Frank. You don't focus on those things, you only focus on the message and the kids get it. Absolutely perfect.

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  • Live Till I Die

    When I worked at a Boston Pizza, the amount of water wasted at that one location in one day was phenomenal, the automatic dishwasher runs constantly, especially with only a few cups going through it it wastes tons of water.

    My point is businesses, and industry that use more water than residences could possibly use should be held accountable.

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  • wemessy

    Cute. But this video is a lie. It is incredibly misleading about the impact leaving your water faucet running has on water levels (negligible)

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  • X. Y.

    That fish get rekt

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  • slayerment

    Where is the water from his sink going? It doesn't just disappear…

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  • shuphrk88

    Does anyone know the artist that drew this? Loving the style and the animation is superb!

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  • dimitris kart

    really nice animation

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  • Eddie Chung

    Someone should have told that fish to try spinning, that's a good trick

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  • Theyre trying to silence Andrew Yang

    That felt like a George Michael Sr. lesson

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  • Valen Sinclair

    LOL, that's not how the planet's water cycle works.

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  • Meme Machine

    REDDIT

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  • To Err is Huma

    This video has always stuck with me since I first saw it 30 odd seconds ago.

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  • Matthew James

    i think i read somewhere that residential water use is like, 1% of total water used. so the little kid should be replaced with a CEO

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  • Emily

    man this animation is QUALITY

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  • EatMyClick

    One burger requires the same amount of water as 2 months showering. Cutting out animal products from your diet is one of the best ways you can conserve water and save our planet!

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  • Mils

    found this on Reddit

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  • Rango

    That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

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  • Josh Hamilton

    that is a very poorly constructed house

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  • Grant Z Price

    now I have to explain why a phone has a cord stuck to it

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  • Jay Smith

    But where does the water pressure come from? Is Carl living in a vacuum house? Is Frank living in a Bose-Einstein condensate with zero viscosity?

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  • Johnny McIvor

    really good animation

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  • Andrew Crawford

    THIS DOES NOT WASTE WATER. Only Fracking wastes water, where it's entombs the water and chemicals for a century. Water down the drain is reclaimed by your water/sewer company and is put back in the river for reuse downstream.

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  • cOlleDgeEjuKated

    Umm. That's not how faucets work at all. Lol.

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  • Lance Lovecraft

    Yes this video has been in my head since I was 3. I always liked how the lake and house were intersected by our plane of vision

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  • OmikronWeapon

    "could you turn off the water while brushing your teeth?" How about let's start with WHILE YOU'RE ON THE PHONE?!
    Also: brushing your teeth with fish-water XD

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  • deepoceanfan

    No toothpaste?

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  • w Worsey

    does anyone know which directed this? my guess is Peter Chung but I'd like to know if anyone is sure?

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  • Magic Seal LLC

    Phone in the bathroom? Fake…

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  • Mark

    eating one hamburger uses the same water as 3/4 of a year of showering. stay woke

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  • Yelsok Nairb

    good video for teaching conservation, not so much for teaching science. That faucet is higher than the water level. No way it would flow like that

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  • Ayla Pants

    Oh my god, this it totally the Aeon Flux animator!

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  • TheJXP5

    So nostalgic, I remember watching this and feeling terrible for the fish in that kid's pond but didn't feel it applied to me because I didn't have a talking fish friend nor a pond in my backyard 😂😂 lol

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  • huh?

    when i saw this as a child i kept thinking how good that fish would taste

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  • benster82

    The way he jist threw the soap suds off his hands and brushed his soapy fingers through his hair bothered me a bit.

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  • Benny Trinh

    Apparently this was one of Peter Chung's first animations that he had a hand in directing and story-boarding on. This is the TV broadcast version which cuts out a few seconds from the original cut. If you want to see the full short, it's here. https://vimeo.com/142711602

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  • bob

    This traumatised me as a child and now I suffer with ptsd

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  • GizmoSeven

    This ain't how municipal water works. But, I guess you gotta teach dem kids to conserve thine water.

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  • Mr Cookiez

    that's some really good animation

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  • SaltyBrains

    I have never seen this – and I always waste water and leave the tap running while brushing :S

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  • Courtney Clark

    It's cool and all promoting the conservation of water, but you still have companies who use tens of millions of litres of water a day for basically a couple of dollars.

    Kinda makes the video a little less sweet.

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  • TF2Player

    but the real question here is why he didnt use toothpaste

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  • Bevin

    yo reddit

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  • vnelly3

    oh yeah, well it stuck with me for 800 years >:(

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  • nismops

    This video has stuck with me for over 20 billion years. Now i practice water conservation by not donating a cent to Africa.

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  • Wolf Doggie

    Whys he drinking dirty fish water?

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  • Daniel V

    But I love wasting water.

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  • bukueOner

    In reality though water is stored in huge damns that purge megatons of water every time it rains. Nice video, but it borders on propaganda.

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  • Sustin Trudeau

    Fun Fact: every time you eat a 1-pound piece of beef, you use as much water as you would if you left your tap running 19 straight hours. Just some food for thought.

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  • Robin Grossmann

    I wonder how many will actually do this after seeing this video…

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  • Salmonator2000

    0:32 magical changing stripes?

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  • Airtography

    Appreciate very much the no-waste concept and practice it every day. However, I'm reminded of it when I drive past golf courses when their sprinklers are on — thinking to myself — "Ah yes, better save that water when brushing teeth so that the golfers have nice green grass". Doesn't make sense to me, but yes as they say "waste not, want not".

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  • WilmoTheBear

    Wait, so, Americans get their drinking water from lakes?

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  • Jared Hillam

    Yes that's right, water immediately vanishes into the ether the moment it goes down the drain. This is the type of propaganda that tunes people out later in life to public messages.

    Water is a cycled substance, you have a good chance of drinking the same water that Benjamin Franklin drank. Our access to water is limited only by our inability to purify it.

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  • EnigmaV8

    Who leaves the water on while brushing?!  Honestly.

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  • Lachina McKenzie

    That is just the politest fish I have ever seen. Even when he's going to die in probably under a minute, he still has time for phone formalities and says "please" when asking the kid not to DRAIN THE ENTIRE LAKE to brush his teeth. Real class.

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  • youzz33

    Wait how can telephones work underwater? I think this animation is fake.

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  • cainster

    if that's how much water gets used at the sink, Frank is dead if they use the toilet.

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  • Little Beartoe

    Great message if you live in a desert. A waste of animation if you live in a water-rich region.

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  • Scott Backus

    I feel the same way. I am 55 and I think it hit me way harder than my kids.

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  • LennyChu Plays

    Just browsing through, never even watched this. Why am I here.

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  • Diondre Hall

    This looks a lot different than I remember.

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  • heathinvader

    I'm trying to find these half-hour long vintage cartoon short films about wasting/saving water that would be shown annually in schools.
    One of them jumped from scene to scene. It began and ended with a boy trying to sleep but couldn't due to a dripping faucet. In the final scene before the credits, the boy is seen walking towards the bathroom with a monkey wrench. There's also a seen where a very fat lady is taking off her makeup and flushing the used tissues down the toilet before subconsciously flushing her wig down the drain as well.
    The other was live action, and starred a family of humans with pig masks on that were cartoony, but were conceptually the same kind of mask as today's horse & unicorn masks. They were called "Water Hogs" because they were always wasting water. The film constantly went back to a seemingly ten or twelve year old boy fishing by a lake, as the lake was constantly going down. The film ended with the boy looking directly at the audience and saying in a serious tone of voice, "Don't be a water hog."
    I've been trying to find these two short films about water conservation for the past couple of years with no luck. Can anybody help me?

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  • xpoeticdreamz

    I am now 29 years old…. I think about this every time I use water and really is the reason I turn off the water while I brush my teeh. I always try to explain it to people too. So happy to find it!

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  • A Cat on CatNip

    Ok ok ok, a man walks into a bar… just kidding.

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  • Антон

    наркоманы блять

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  • Vanessa Engineer

    The boy reminds me of Bill Murphy from F is for family

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  • narish surajbally

    As a kid I actually thought there was a fish living in my water supply. Like in the tanks that held drinking water lol

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  • markdpane

    Yeah, I always make sure to shut off the water while I'm brushing my teeth.

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  • Katelyn

    💞💞💞💞💞💞

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  • Katelyn

    Dear beautiful angel reading this, you are beautiful just the way you are! Never, ever, ever be ashamed about how you are, because you truly are beautiful! I promise you you will accomplish things! God loves you and is guiding you to greatness! I promise you, Every. Single. One. Of. Us is beautiful and unique! No one will make fun of you! No one will judge you! No one will think badly about you! You’re beautiful and blessed! People love you! God loves you! The Holy Trinity loves you! You’re amazing and please never give up! You’re so much stronger than you think you are! 💛You beauties inspire me!!💞💛✝️👏

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  • Time Keeper

    Wind turbines are drying up lakes stop the madness

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  • Vincent Irkalla

    Good.

    Don’t waste water.

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  • Trina Bina

    I’m 32 and I still make sure to keep the water off when I brush, generally don’t waste water, and harass everyone in my household about not wasting water…mainly because of this 45 second Sesame Street segment. There’s something to be said for these writers.

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  • Tony Nola

    Hello crap I remember this

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  • Seven Ellen

    The fact that I remembered this all the way into adulthood, along with a bunch of other Sesame Street messages and songs, proves I learnt more from Sesame Street than all my homework combined

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  • Dustye Muse

    I had to look this up to show to my husband who didn't understand when I'd say, "Hey! Turn that water off! What about the fish?"

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  • Daniel Slade

    This was made by Klasky-Csupo.

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  • obsesstivereader21

    I remember seeing this as a little kid.

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