: : I know this is kind of strange to be asking this question, but I'm working on a short story and I had this idea for a ending that would basically involve a explosion of sorts that would cause the toilet to overflow so quickly that the entire room would fill up with water, drowning the occupant. In a sense, it would be a explosion that would cause a back up of water, a rupture or an "old faithful" kind of geyser.
: : (never mind the fact that the water would easily seep out from under the door; lets just pretend that the door is so tight that minimal water would leak out).
: : So...are there any takers on explaining how something like this might be possible? It would be greatly appreciated. If possible, email me any vaulabe information. You would help me make this story rational!
: If the water didn't seep out under the door as you mentioned or blow out the window it would drain into the lavatory basin, bathub or shower if the drains weren't clogged preventing the room from filling quickly.
: How about if there was a gigantic fish tank that was secretly constructed in the apartment above and it broke causing thousands of gallons of funky green water to flood out the space below when the future dead guy was attempting to install a ceiling fan or the ceiling beams just snapped like toothpicks because of the weight of the water?
There was this other message I read on here that I can't seem to find but it had something to do with local workmen flushing out the sewer system and the water from that backed up in to a toilet that was directly linked. So consider a poorly made public bathroom with no window, no drain, and a really tight door. And the sink would also be overflowing. So is it possible for maybe workmen flushing out the sewer and having it come out the toilet because...of why i can't think exactly. but it would give the entire bathroom a perputual sewer smell. Which is interesting because people would be complaining about it all the time and suddenly this awful thing happens! Thanks for everyone that responded.