The Paranormal Case of the Vanishing Water In An Open Water Container

Pseudo Scientific Method 1 — Form Hypotheses

  1. Either we developed momentary amnesia that we forgot it was actually US who took some water from outside.
  2. Evaporation. It’s hot and humid outside, and it’s summer y’know.
  3. There is a leak somewhere in the container.
  4. It’s suctioned by a pumping device.

Pseudo Scientific Method 2 — Testing the Hypotheses

  1. It’s not anyone of us. End of story.
  2. Come on, really?!
  3. There’s none.
  4. Well that’s a possibility.

Pseudo Scientific Method 3 — Further Deductions

  1. Is there any device installed that would otherwise prevent backflow (because that would prevent suction which in turn would render the suction theory improbable)?
  2. Would the current water line system at some point naturally experience backflow?
  3. Is there anybody else in the neighborhood who experiences the same difficulties in water supply?
  4. Are there businesses that would require a water supply that is greater than the average domestic consumption?
  5. Do you know anyone in the neighborhood who uses more than the usual household consumption?
  6. Are there any broken water distribution lines somewhere?

Pseudo Scientific Method 4 — Final Deductions

  1. There are no check valves (something you attach to the distribution pipeline to prevent backflow) used. There are only the gate valve and the water meter. Water meters don’t have built-in check valves inside.
  2. No/Highly unlikely. Main source of water is a non-pressurized overhead water tank whose primary mechanism is gravity flow.
  3. There are lots of them, lots of us in distress who are ready to call foreign intervention if possible.
  4. Water refilling stations. How their businesses survive despite the water supply problem is as intriguing as Big Bang itself.
  5. No one in particular, or none that is observable. The culprit by the way, need not possess a water business, everyone can just buy one.
  6. None. That I am sure because otherwise, everyone will be affected and it should’ve already manifested. Unless someone opens a hydrant which would drain all the water from the tank and all the water lines.

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