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  • New book reveals the world's most incredible loos

    04/12/2016 6:47:39 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 04:52 EST, 12 April 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    A new book by Lonely Planet called Toilets: A Spotter's Guide features pictures of the world's wackiest loos There are more than 100 WCs featured in the book from places like Antarctica, Alaska, Brazil, Finland and Zambia The book says: 'Whatever you prefer to call them toilets are a window into the secret soul of a destination'
  • ‘Multicultural Toilets’ For ‘Global Defecation’ Seek To Stop Migrants Pooping On The Floor

    02/04/2016 8:38:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    German bathroom manufacturers are developing “multicultural toilets” to help ensure Middle Eastern migrants need not adapt to European sanitation norms. Multiple reports have emerged of recent arrivals finding themselves utterly “mystified” by Western loos. Some have resorted to doing their business on the floor or outdoors, others have used showers, and many migrants will have never seen toilet paper before. The issue caused some serious confusion last year, with one small German village being accused of racism after issuing leaflets politely asking migrants to use to the correct facilities.
  • A shocking number of Americans don't have a toilet

    11/24/2015 2:37:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 90 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/24/15 | Brian Patrick Byrne
    Did you celebrate World Toilet Day? The recent holiday is a good reminder to rejoice as you read this article on your phone, maybe even while sitting comfortably on a modern, porcelain toilet, which flushes with water so crystalline clean you could, in hard times, drink it without too much fear of dying. (We do not recommend doing that, by the way.) Going to the toilet wasn't always such a pleasant, risk-free experience for everyone, and even today, many people in America still go without proper sanitation. As recently as 1990, the rural stereotype of dropping trou in a shack...
  • Japanese kids enter giant toilet to learn about poop

    08/29/2015 7:56:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    OSAKA, Japan, Video from a toilet-themed exhibition at a Japanese museum shows schoolkids donning poop hats and sliding down an enormous commode. The giant toilet, which was part of the Miraikan museum's "Toilet!? - Human Waste & Earth's Future" exhibit in Osaka, allowed children to learn about toilets and how they work by sliding into a giant replica toilet while wearing hats designed to resemble human feces. The exhibition, which has since ended, also included interactive educational materials about the nature of feces and the impact of human and animal waste on the environment. "You will develop a completely new...
  • Kelly Osbourne: I 'f--d up' by comparing Latinos to toilet scrubbers

    08/04/2015 1:24:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Kelly Osbourne is admitting she f-d up big time. On Tuesdays episode of The View, Osbourne made an inflammatory comment about Latinos while trying to bash presidential candidate Donald Trump. Discussing his proposed immigration policy, Osbourne blurted out, If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump? Immediately afterward, an unsettled feeling came over the panel and it appeared as though Osbourne realized she had just put her foot in her mouth. Osbourne later told Page Six, I want to start by saying I always take responsibility for my...
  • Non-Muslim Students Told to Drink Their Own Urine from Toilet if Thirsty

    06/22/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Non-Muslim students were told to drink their own urine from the toilet by the assistant principal at a Malaysian school.
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for Manspreading on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for manspreading (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled Thats How They Get You released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyns criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of man spreading on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders, the report states.
  • Midstate (Lebanon, TN) man designs glow-in-the-dark toilet seat

    05/12/2015 7:57:42 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 29 replies
    LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - (video at link) If a Lebanon inventor has his way, the bathroom experience may never be the same. Dave Reynolds thinks toilets should glow in the dark, and he's not joking. "I kept telling this story over and over to people and they laughed," Reynolds said. "And I said, 'One day you're not going to laugh at me. One day you're going to go to the bathroom and think of me.'" For Reynolds, a glow-in-the-dark toilet just makes sense. "Not right now, but at 3 in the morning, that's when it comes together," he said. "When...
  • The US Navy's Toilet Bomb

    03/01/2015 7:35:48 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 39 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 2/28/15 | John Farrier
    In 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Midway was bombing Vietnam. VA-25, an attack aviation unit of the Navy, operated from the Midway. In October, one of the toilets on the ship cracked. The crew planned to dispose of it. Commander Bill Stoddard, the executive officer of VA-25, came up with a novel way to get rid of the toilet. To celebrate the six millionth pound of ordnance dropped by his unit, Cdr. Stoddard had the toilet painted with the "Fist of the Fleet" emblem of his unit. It was then loaded onto his Skyraider. Cdr. Stoddard dropped it on a...
  • Baby stuffed inside toilet tank of Bulacan hospital

    11/26/2014 6:22:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    GMA NEWS ^ | November 25, 2014 | Joel Locsin
    Police are now tracking down a woman suspected of stuffing her own baby into the water tank of a toilet, at a Bulacan hospital sometime last week. Hospital staff discovered the baby following complaints of a foul smell from the restroom of the emergency room, GMA News' Susan Enriquez reported on "24 Oras." The baby was found in the toilet of the Nazarenus College and Hospital Foundation Inc. in Meycauayan, Bulacan. "Nang nakita namin ang fetus almost one week na siyang patay," said PO3 Eric Ortua of the Meycauayan police. Initial investigation showed the baby's umbilical cord had been pulled....
  • France overturns fascist ban on kitchen toilets

    11/13/2014 7:02:00 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 38 replies
    deathandtaxesmag ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Joe Veix
    A tyrannical French law that outlawed toilets in kitchens and living rooms across the country was finally and mercifully overturned over the weekend. Progress. The law, according to Minister of Housing Sylvia Pinel and Minister of Ecology banned the prohibition of direct communication between the [bathrooms] and kitchens and living rooms. By extension, it also banned pooping while you cook (perhaps while smoking poop cigarettes). And thats called fascism. The ministers claimed they were getting rid of the law in order to simplify regulations, though we all know its so that, starting December 1 when their decree goes into effect,...
  • Paperwork for Obamacare is now easier than ever to find

    10/15/2014 9:28:53 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    CRASHR ^ | 10-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Teacher hurt when gun accidently shatters toilet (concealed carry in elementary school)

    09/11/2014 5:35:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidently fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said. Authorities initially thought the teacher had accidently shot herself. They now believe she was injured when the bullet and toilet fragments struck her lower...
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • India's long, dark and dangerous walk to the toilet

    06/27/2014 3:03:40 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 26 June 2014 | Divya Arya
    The danger faced by women going to the toilet outdoors in rural India was made clear last month when two girls were ambushed, gang-raped and hanged from a tree. But defecation outside is normal for most Indian villagers - so how do they manage?
  • Brazilian soccer fan killed by toilet bowl thrown from stadium stands

    05/04/2014 7:32:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 3, 2014 | Jaime Uribarri
    Soccer riots in Brazil claimed the life of a man who was killed by a toilet bowl thrown from the stands at Arruda Stadium, the latest scene of fan violence that has plagued the country in the lead-up to next month's World Cup. Globoesporte of Brazil reported that rioters ripped three tiolets from the stadium bathroom and tossed them from the stands during Friday night's 1-1 draw between Santa Cruz and Parana. One of the toilets struck a fan identified as 26-year-old Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva, killing him instantly.
  • This Japanese toilet should make Americans very worried

    04/10/2014 7:16:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 141 replies
    The Week ^ | April 9, 2014 | Noah Smith
    I remember about 10 years ago, I was watching a National Geographic show about a hunter-gatherer tribe in Papua New Guinea. The men were running around in loincloths with spears, hunting animals, making offerings to the gods you know, typical primitive-tribe stuff. But okay, I don't judge... we're all descended from people like that. ......................................................... I suspect that the real reason we don't adopt Japanese toilets is the very fact that people are so eager to give reasons not to. We've grown used to the idea that everything good is invented in America. If it wasn't invented here, it...
  • Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..

    01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    For most Americans, toilet paper is an absolutely necessary grocery list item, but some women are opting out for both economic and environmental purposes. In a HuffPost Live discussion, bloggers Angela Davis, Kathleen Quiring and Makala Earley explain why they've decided to go paperless, revealing that it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound. 'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, who says she and her husband stopped using toilet paper about a year ago. 'It is almost seen as a necessity [and] it doesn't have to be, and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to...
  • Cops flush with leads in Fort Pierce toilet lid attack

    01/27/2014 7:01:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | Will Greenlee
    A 20-year-old man accused of attacking his uncle with a toilet seat lid wound up in a pile of trouble, according to a recently released St. Lucie County Sheriff's report. Troutman told a deputy Jan. 9 that his 48-year-old uncle was "mocking" him so he hit him in the head with the toilet seat lid, the report states.
  • Video: Restaurant Prepares Shawarma Meat in Toilet

    01/26/2014 10:06:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014
    Workers at a Turkish restaurant in Saudi Arabia were caught on camera preparing shawarma meat inside the toilet at the restaurant. A Saudi who was at the restaurant for a meal used his mobile phone to publicise the act and report the restaurant to health authorities. Sabq newspaper said authorities are studying the film before taking any measures to fine or shut down the restaurant in the northwestern town of Tabuk. Saudi authorities shut down a local restaurant after its workers were caught crushing garlic with their feet to prepare it for meals for its customers. A Saudi man who...
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...
  • Woman arrested over newborn boy found dumped in ladies' toilet at Sports Direct warehouse

    01/06/2014 12:01:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect after a newborn baby was found in a toilet at a Sports Direct warehouse. The baby boy was discovered on New Years' Day and was rushed to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition. The boy's mother, who is believed to be from Eastern Europe and in her 20s, was also treated in hospital. Paramedics who attended the call at the retailer's UK distribution centre, in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, have passed the incident to police. It is not known who found the baby, who is now being cared...
  • Its World Toilet Day and Its No Laughing Matter

    11/19/2013 12:46:19 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Ben Gittleson
    Its World Toilet Day today not as much a celebration of the porcelain throne as a call to action to help the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to a basic, clean toilet. One in three people around the world do not have access to proper sanitation, according to the United Nations, putting many of them at risk of diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and typhus, and a host of other health problems. About 2 million people many of them young children die every year from diarrheal diseases, according to the World Health Organization....
  • Possibly the most irresponsible/scariest Halloween costume idea a parent can bestow...

    10/25/2013 1:17:27 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obviously not the only way to skin this cat, but one of the more accurate ways.h/t iOwnTheWorld for inspiring this post with their post...
  • Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed For Sewer Clogs Nationwide

    09/23/2013 12:11:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 23, 2013 8:05 AM
    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, which represents 300 wastewater agencies, says it has been hearing complaints about wipes from sewer systems big and small for about the past four years. That roughly coincides with the ramped-up marketing of the flushable cleansing cloths as a cleaner, fresher option than dry toilet paper alone. A trade group says wipes are a $6 billion-a-year industry, with sales of consumer wipes increasing nearly 5 percent a year since 2007 and expected to grow at a rate of 6 percent annually for the next five years. ... Manufacturers insist wipes labeled flushable arent...
  • Authorities may know who left fetus in toilet

    08/20/2013 5:35:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wfmz ^ | Bo Koltnow
    LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa. - A routine day took a tragic turn at restaurant in Northampton County when employees found what some described as a fetus in a bathroom. The discovery was made around 10 a.m. Monday at Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co. Starters Pub owner David Rank fought back tears as he talked about the discovery, which was made during a routine cleaning of a bathroom. "Having a problem flushing the toilet," he said. "Inside the [toilet] tank was a fetus." Police processed the scene, removing items from the restaurant, playing close attention to the rear...
  • Hard-coded PIN vulnerability found in smart toilets

    08/06/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | by Nancy Owano
    Security experts are warning us all over the place. The digital life used to be a cubicle and workstation. Now it's well, life. Everything is connected, and Internet is everywhere. That means criminal intruders along with pranksters can also broaden their reach from computer malware to home connections such as smart appliances and meters. Last week, there was one more proof that this was so: According to a warning by the information security firm Trustwave, a Satis-brand toilet by the Japan-based company Lixil can be controlled remotely by an Android app. According to Daniel Crowley a managing consultant with information...
  • Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (Hack with any Android phone).

    08/05/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT · by Pilsner · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Zoe Kleinman
    A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts... the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset... An attacker could ... cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user."
  • Kevin Clash Update: Embattled ex-Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmys

    06/17/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 17, 2013
    LOS ANGELES - Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street." Clash won as outstanding performer in a children's series at the creative arts ceremony held Friday night. He shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children's series and directing in a children's series.
  • Teen Gives Birth to 27-29 Week Baby, Tries to Flush Body Down Toilet

    05/02/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    On Tuesday night, a central Pennsylvania teenager gave birth in her high school bathroom to a baby who was approximately 27-29 weeks old. She initially tried to flush the babys body down the toilet and, when that didnt work, she placed the baby in the trash can and left. Police say Cherlie LaFleur, a 19-year-old McCaskey East High School student, is responsible. She has been charged with concealing the death of a child. From a local news report on what happened: Officer David Shell after they reviewed school surveillance footage and conducted extensive interviews at the school where the male...
  • A Little Bit Of Democrat Toilet Humor

    03/08/2013 11:40:48 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-8-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Found this weird photo randomly, and the captions just came out...
  • Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

    12/06/2012 7:20:37 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 137 replies ^ | DEC 06, 2012 | MELODY CHANDLERAND, WILL GRUNEWALD
    Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush. The toilet, in its illustrious career, has earned a variety of affectionate nicknames. But variety extends well beyond just puns when talking about those porcelain perches: Eco- friendly options, from low-flow to entirely waterless toilets, are an important part of bringing water sustainability into homes. Toilet flushes account for about 30 percent of in-home water usage, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Toilets consume more water in American homes than any other individual type of appliance, such as showers, dishwashers, and washing machines. And...
  • Pepe Le Pew! France: One in 29 Don't Shower Even Once a WEEK - 13% Don't Wash After Using Toilet

    10/17/2012 3:18:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 17 October 2012 | David Harding
    One in 29 French people don't take a shower even once a WEEK - while 13% do not wash their hands after using the toilet One in 29 people in France only take a shower once a week, according to a new survey. The study into French washing habits also found that one in five do not shower every day. On the other end of the scale, 11.5 per cent of French men and women shower several times daily. Hand washing, too, is not always a priority for the French, said pollster BVA, which was commissioned to carry out the...
  • Chaos ensues after high school principal replaces hall passes with toilet plungers

    10/13/2012 8:34:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | Last Updated: 11:31 AM, October 13, 2012 | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
    Turns out it was a crappy idea. The principal of a Hells Kitchen HS that used to be among the most violent in the city had students using wooden toilet plungers as hall passes this school year. The half-baked scheme by the second-year principal at the HS of Graphic Communication Arts that placed 2-foot-long plungers in every classroom last month immediately plunged the school into chaos, a source said. The kids were using the plungers to whack each other, to pop ceiling tiles in the bathroom, the source said. They were sticking it in the toilet and then flinging them...
  • Picture of Toddlers Potty Training in the Middle of a Restaurant Dining Room Goes Viral

    09/06/2012 12:54:30 PM PDT · by bigbob · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/6/12 | Liz Klimas
    Potty training is often considered an unpleasant task facing parents, but under current social norms, it has to be done. And like most bathroom activities, its usually a private event. One mother of twins in Utah, though, took her training public, placing her daughters on potty training toilets you know, the plastic seats with a little toilet lid at a public restaurants table. KSL-TV reports Kimberly Decker, who was in the restaurant at the time, snapped a photo of this disturbing scene and posted it on Facebook.
  • Toilet facilities a luxury for most Pakistanis

    08/19/2012 5:22:55 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 08/19/2012 | Syed Mohammad Ali
    Excerpts WashMedia-South Asia a representative group of journalists from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene issues has recently highlighted that approximately a fourth of the Pakistani population still defacates in the open. Lack of adequate sanitation also spells bad news for eradicating polio in the country, given that this debilitating disease spreads primarily through the fecal-oral route. It is not surprising to note an evident resurgence of the virus in the slums in Quetta and Karachi.
  • Liberalism Is Toilet Humor...

    06/19/2012 9:31:54 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-18-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • New world record for world's fastest toilet on wheels

    05/02/2012 8:13:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/2/12 | BBC
    A new and unusual land speed record has been set in Australia - for the fastest motorised toilet. Canadian stunt woman Jolene Van Vugt recorded a speed of 75km/h (46mph) at in Sydney, beating the previous record by 7km/h. "I flew into Australia yesterday and came out here to jump straight on the toilet," she said. "That was so fun and I'm stoked to get the record." In order to win the title she was timed over 100m (330ft) in both directions.
  • US nuclear aircraft carrier George Bush crippled by toilet outages

    11/17/2011 4:33:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    The A Register (UK) ^ | November 17, 2011 | Lewis Page
    The US Navy's newest and mightiest nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George H W Bush*, has been plagued by continual failures in its lavatories, according to reports. Sailors have been forced into increasingly desperate measures to relieve themselves. The Navy Times, following up initial stories of the problems appearing on blogs, quotes members of the 5,000-strong ship's complement as stating that at times there hasn't been a single working head as lavs are known at sea anywhere aboard the entire mighty hundred-thousand-ton warship. Reportedly the Bush is fitted with no less than 423 thrones, but it appears...
  • Lack Of Toilet Paper Leads Man To Destroy Charlotte Motel

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) One man made sure a Charlotte motel was going to pay for him running out of toilet paper. Upset about the lack of toilet paper that was available in his room, a man destroyed $2,090 worth of hotel property on Monday, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report. The identity of the man remains unknown. The incident, which happened at the Charlottetown Manor, happened around 10 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the man grew irate after learning he didnt have toilet paper and proceeded to walk upstairs to a vacant room that was being renovated....
  • iPhone app helps find friendly toilets

    09/09/2011 9:19:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    NEW YORK, - An iPhone app developed in New York aims to use social networking to help people find friendly homeowners with available bathrooms when nature calls. The developers of the "CLOO" app, which is named for the words "community" and "loo," said on their Web site it allows urban dwellers to set up networks of friends and friends of friends to turn "any private bathroom into a public bathroom," the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Bathroom seekers can pay a small fee to the homeowner online for access to the bathroom, the Web site states. The company said...
  • A lesson in finance: Parents, teachers prepare for back-to-school expenses (tissues & toilet paper)

    08/24/2011 9:50:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    M Live ^ | 8/22/11 | Megan Hart
    A lesson in finance: Parents, teachers prepare for back-to-school expensesBy Megan Hart | The Muskegon Chronicle Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 10:14 AM **SNIP** Handing out the list early gives parents a chance to hit the sales, minimizing costs, Beal said, and the school still buys supplies so students who can't afford them aren't left behind. If they have tough times, we'll make sure they get what they need, she said. At North Muskegon Elementary, the youngest students need relatively few supplies for personal use, but are asked to contribute items to the class, such as colored paper, plastic bandages,...
  • Bill Gates challenges research team to reinvent the........... toilet

    07/21/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | 20 July 2011 | staff
    Bill Gates has given Dutch researchers the task of creating a toilet that works without links to water, sewage or power networks. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Delft University of Technology a grant to develop a way of using microwaves to process human waste and create electricity. The researchers hope the new toilet could be produced at an affordable cost for people in developing countries with limited access to reliable infrastructure. Waste will be dried and then gasified using plasma created by microwaves. The resulting syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, will be fed into...
  • (clogged $90 million) Space Toilet Gives Astronauts Smelly Time in Orbit

    07/15/2011 5:25:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/14/11 | Denise Chow and
    Space Toilet Gives Astronauts Smelly Time in OrbitThe downside to zero gravity: a lot of maintenance for waste disposal By Denise Chow and | July 14, 2011 HOUSTON Even soaring high above Earth on a high-tech space station doesn't excuse astronauts from the most mundane household chores especially when you're dealing with a smelly space toilet. The 10 astronauts on the International Space Station today (July 13) tackled the daunting chore of unpacking tons of supplies delivered by NASA's shuttle Atlantis this week. But one station crewmember, NASA astronaut Ron Garan, had a more pressing duty: fixing...
  • Boulder police: Feces-stained man hid in portable toilet tank, escaped chase

    06/23/2011 11:21:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies ^ | June 21, 2011 | Mitchell Byars
    Boulder police are looking for a man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival before running off. A woman at the Hanuman Festival went into the portable toilet Friday and noticed something moving in the tank when she lifted the lid, according to police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. The woman exited and asked a man nearby to look inside the tank. The man told police he saw something moving under a tarp, and when he left the toilet he heard it lock from the inside. A security supervisor then waited outside for the person to...
  • Boulder Police search for porta potty 'Peeping Tom'

    BOULDER, Colo. -- Boulder Police are looking for a man who was seen hiding inside a portable toilet during last Fridays Hanuman Yoga Festival at Boulder High School. A female patron of the festival walked into a portable toilet and told police she noticed that something was moving inside the tank when she lifted the lid, said police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. Believing there was a person inside, the female left the portable toilet and asked a man who was standing nearby to go in and check. The man told police that when he entered the toilet, he did see someone...
  • Three Afghans held for disrespecting Quran (recycled copies into toilet paper)

    04/21/2011 1:14:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Gulf-Times ^ | 4/19/11
    Three Afghans held for disrespecting QuranLatest Update: Tuesday19/4/2011 April, 2011, 11:44 PM Three people have been arrested as officials probe claims that a paper mill in Afghanistan recycled copies of the Holy Quran into toilet paper, the attorney generals office said yesterday. Around 1,000 angry demonstrators, some throwing stones, held a protest on Monday at the mill on the outskirts of Kabul, leaving the building partially destroyed. Copies of the Quran were found inside the factory, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said, adding that no-one was injured in the protest. The attorney generals office and Kabul police have jointly tasked...
  • Techie Toilet Ships in April

    04/16/2011 6:32:23 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 34 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Apr 16, 2011 | Paul Suarez
    In the market for a new toilet? Before heading down to the neighborhood hardware store and dropping a few Benjamins on a regular pooper, you might want to take a look at Kohler's newest flushing masterpiece, the Numi. This bathroom bad boy has a motion-activated lid and seat; integrated air dryer; a heated seat; feet warmers; ambient lighting; built-in speakers with FM radio and an MP3 player input jack. Still not convinced this is your next toilet? It's all controlled by a detachable touch screen remote that can save settings for up to six users.
  • Rand Paul wants government hands off his toilet

    03/10/2011 9:50:31 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | March 10, 2011 | Darius Dixon
    Rand Paul: Hands off my toilet By: Darius Dixon March 10, 2011 02:28 PM EST If the federal government can support abortion rights, why cant it also support light bulb choice, Sen. Rand Paul asked Thursday morning. And dont even get him started about his toilet. The Kentucky Republican began making the link between the personal, the political and the plumbing-related when he asked Kathleen Hogan, the DOE deputy assistant secretary on energy efficiency, I was wondering if youre pro-choice? Im pro-choice of bulbs, Hogan responded. Actually, thats the point, Paul said, during an appliance efficiency hearing at the Senate...