Everything You Already Know About Water Fountains
I love a good drinking fountain, and over the years I have lapped the cool water from many a fine fountain. Here is everything I know about them.
First of all, can we quit worrying about getting germs from water fountains? No one is actually putting their mouth on it.
This doesn't happen in real life!
Let's talk buttons vs knobs.
The knobs are annoying, but often yield a better water pressure
When there's finger outlines on the buttons, you should attempt to line your fingers up with them, just for OCD reasons
I'm sorta sure that pressing both buttons on these makes the pressure stronger
Porcelain ones where you have to stick your head all the way in are often cooler, and your head is enveloped in a breezy icebox
Bad. Outdoor concrete ones always have bad pressure, warm water, are often broken, or have gum in them
Agh what a nightmare crew
These big boys typically have cold water, but are prone to dreaded "dribble" water pressure
Tall rectangle fountains are the best - the coldest water and with an optimal pressure
I still count to 5 in my head when drinking from a fountain
Warning: double fountains can be a splashy danger
"Bubblers" are terrible and get water all over your face and up your nose.
What really happens with a bubbler
Pretty sure this is how typhoid spread in the 1800s.
Ugh, look at this abominable water pressure - this poor pooch!
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