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Penguins seek students to test toilets

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PITTSBURGH, June 2 (UPI) -- Officials with the Pittsburgh Penguins said the hockey team will pick 250 students to help test the toilets at the new Consol Energy Center.

The officials said more than 1,000 entries were received within 4 hours Tuesday and students still have until Thursday to apply for the chance to be among the 250 students participating in the June 10 toilet testing, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday.

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Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan said the test, which is required for all new arenas and stadiums, will involve all 386 toilets and urinals at the facility being flushed simultaneously at 4 p.m. June 10 to ensure the plumbing can handle the strain.

"If (something's) going to happen, we'd rather find out in June than in August or September," McMillan said.

Officials said 125 students will be chosen from the applications and they will be told to bring a friend to help with the event. They said the only requirements are being at least 18 years old and having the ability to flush a toilet.

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