Smoking Toilet of Doom

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The Smoking Toilet in all its glory

This article is about Space Sim Lore. It contains anecdotes or Spacesim mythology.

The Smoking Toilet of Doom refers to an incident which occurred at Space Camp. It was the practice of those running Space Camp to perform many demonstrations involving Liquid Nitrogen. As a final demonstration, any excess liquid nitrogen that had previously been poured out of the large nitrogen container and was therefore very difficult to store or reuse was dumped into a toilet and flushed. The boiling of the liquid nitrogen in conjunction with the condensation of atmospheric moisture induced by the cold nitrogen vapour gave the impression of smoke coming out of the toilet, which led to the phrase "Smoking Toilet of Doom". On one occasion, too much nitrogen was poured in, which froze the water in the toilet bowl.

There have been known photos of the smoking toilet, and it is to this day possible to purchase shirts with said photo printed upon them via the Spacesim CafePress Store.