The act of accidentally spilling a beverage into a computer or other electronic device. Named after a Saturday Night Live skit from c. 1975 parodying the movie The China Syndrome, which came out near the time of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident. Plot: a Pepsi is spilled into a reactor control panel, setting off a nuclear accident. A visiting Jimmy Carter (Dan Ackroyd) intervenes, as does an unwitting female janitor (Garrett Morris) who goes in to mop up the water that had spilled all over the floor. To Roslyn's horror and that of the onlookers, Carter winds up growing to colossal size and announces that he will be leaving her for - the janitor!