When it is your country’s turn to play in the World Cup, you do not move from the television until half time, right? It is not the best, but it is not the worst way to enter at halftime. And with his applause, came the sound of a million pulls to the bathroom chain, when the spectators in Tokyo who watched the game live ran to relieve themselves during halftime. Water consumption soared an alarming 24 percent in the city, the Japan Times reported this weekend.

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