Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fish Bowl Toilet

How would you feel about having your fish tank in your bathroom? How about in your toilet tank?


Women Only Lavatory

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways will now have a "women only" lavatory on their international flights. A survey among their female travelers showed that 90% wanted a toilet accessible only by women. This has already been implemented by Korean Air.

I'd say I now want a "men only" lavatory. It always seem to stink more when I use an airplane toilet after a woman has been using it.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Alien Friendly Restroom

It's nice to see that some establishments don't discriminate aliens. You're welcome dudes so just leave your space ship with the valet parking and drop in.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Don't Stand on the Toilet

Just in case you didn't know, you are not supposed to stand on the toilets. So remember, no more of those famous "height drops".


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Toilet Museum

Who would have known that a toilet museum exists. Well, there is one in India and apparently it's quite popular. It's called Salubh International Museum of Toilets. I'll have to put that one down on my list of things to see when I go to India.

You can check it out here: http://www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org/

Enjoy!

12 arrested over lack of toilets in Uganda

I thought this story was really interesting so here's a re-post from Yellow&Blues.


A total of 21 people have been arrested over failure to construct toilets in their homes. This follows an inspection by health officials in Bugobi and Kisiro parishes in Bulange sub-county.

Juma Mugoya, the Busiki county health inspector, expressed concern that the toilet coverage in the sub-county was less than 50% compared to 62%in other sub counties.

The exercise was aimed at preventing an outbreak of diseases like cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, polio, trachoma and tapeworms — many of which can be fatal to people in the developing world.

The residents, however, said the sandy soils in the area had made it difficult for them to construct latrines.

Last year, 126 people were arrested for lack of latrines and 12 were sentenced to six months in prison.

There are more than 2.6 billion people, roughly 42 percent of the world’s population, waiting in line for toilets that just do not exist.

Children are especially vulnerable to diseases caused by lack of proper sanitation,” says UNICEF executive director Ann Veneman.

“Poor sanitation and hygiene and unsafe water claim the lives of an estimated over 1.5 million children under the age of five every year.”

We hope that international and government organizations extend their help in constructing more toilest in these areas.

Remember: Keep it clean!