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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Flushing out new revenue for Illinois

I have previously commented sarcastically on Illinois's passion for gambling:

http://mikekr.blogspot.com/2010/11/illinois-gambles-its-future.html

but that's just on horses, poker, craps, bingo and other games. Why not some real action, especially around Chicago, where we changed the way the Chicago River flowed to, well, send things a different way:

Jack Campin writes:
The Domestos Flush Tracker:

http://flushtracker.com

From my house, poo takes 2 hours to reach the sea after a 19-mile
trip along a route I'd never have guessed (into a completely
different watershed).

This seems to me to have potential for gambling on poo races - you'd
need to allocate the starting points somewhat randomly, but it isn't
at all obvious whether poo starting in Middlesbrough would beat poo
from Norwich: you could have a wait of some hours before the result
was obvious.

Like any large city, we have LOTS of this stuff here.

More about this in this thread.