World Toilet Organization (WTO) stands up for the 3 "WE (s)" in the theme "We Deserve Better".
WE: Toilets deserve better social status. WTO has been striving to elevate the status of toilets to make them status symbols and objects of desire. WTO speaks on behalf of toilets "WE DESERVE BETTER SOCIAL STATUS".
WE: The second WE are the toilet cleaners. WTO aims to professionalize the sanitation and restroom industry and to upgrade the skill sets of the restoom cleaners. WTO speaks on behalf of the toilet cleaners "WE DESERVE BETTER PAY, RESPECT AND PROSPECTS".
WE: WTO speaks on behalf of 2.5 billion toilet-less people, "WE DESERVE BETTER PLACES TO DEFECATE -- PROPER TOILETS".
I am a male in my mid 60's and I am looking for a room mate. Times are tight and I need some extra money. I am willing to rent out my bathroom in my 1 bedroom east village home.
My bathroom is large. You can easily put a twin air mattress in there. I only ask that when I need to use the bathroom, you or your air mattress are not in it.
I do ask that when you are in the apartment, you confine yourself to the bathroom. I do not feel comfortable with a stranger walking around my living room. This might change as I get to know you better. You may have guests over as long as they are cnfined to the bathroom as well. This might seem a bit odd but please remember the rent is $400 and the bathroom is large.
Arm trapped in satanic sucking dunny Hat tip to Wagga! RoTM Emergency services were on Sunday obliged to cut free a TGV passenger whose arm was swallowed by the high-speed train's sucking dunny, the BBC reports. The unnamed 26-year-old victim - travelling from La Rochelle to Bordeaux - dropped his mobe into the bog and ill-advisedly attempted to retrieve it from the lav's depths. Cue a unsheduled two-hour stop for the train as firemen detached the unit, still clamped firmly to its victim's limb. Shaken witness Benoit Gigou recounted: "He came out on a stretcher, with his hand still jammed in the toilet bowl, which they had to saw clean off." This is the first reported incident of cantankerous crapper attack across the Channel, where the machine uprising has until now relied on mephistophelean motors to do its dirty work. UK citizens are, of course, already fully aware of the danger posed by innocent-looking toilets following a spate of assaults which began back in 2001.
A 2cm long fish apparently found it's way into the penis of a 14-year-old boy from India in a bizarre medical case.
The patient was admitted to hospital with complaints of pain, dribbling urine and acute urinary retention spanning a 24-hour period. According to the boy, the fish slipped into his penis while he was cleaning his aquarium at home.
"The Boerum Hill stoop pooper has struck. After getting stoop pooped twice last year, I have been struck again by the 'Mad stoop pooper that poops at midnight!!! (or sometimes in the wee hours of the night).' Last year I caught her in process twice, once on my stoop and once between some parked cars in the middle of the day. The latter time I called the police who arrested her. She is a mentally disabled black woman, a little heavy set, with dirty hair. I have a feeling that she was probably receiving the help she needed but was discharged and is back in the hood!!!! Granted I am just assuming it is her again but given that she uses her own toilet paper and some was left on my stoop. I would have to eliminate a random person that just HAD to go. Keep an eye out for her." Excerpted from Return of the Stoop Pooper
There are some funny comments on the thread such as this one: 11233..."She has some mental health issues but so do a lot of "normal" people."
I hope your not referring to anyone posting all day on an inane blog about about poop that's soon to reach 100 posts!!!
Posted by: daveinbedstuy at August 22, 2008 4:39 PM
Hat tip to Wagga for this find: THE run of bad luck afflicting Qantas took a graphic turn last night when a fully loaded 767 flying from Sydney to Perth was forced to stage an unplanned landing in Adelaide so its toilets could be emptied.
Flight staff on QF571 told passengers that Sydney ground staff had forgotten to empty the toilets on the 767-300, which originated in Honolulu.
By the time the flight had been in the air for an hour, three of the toilets had ceased to function.
"They told us that under any reasonable calculation, the rest of them would go pretty quickly," one businessman told the Herald during the plane's cleaning stop in Adelaide.
"Four out of seven toilets were not flushing so for the comfort of our passengers we diverted to Adelaide," a Qantas spokeswoman said.
Passengers were "exasperated", the businessman said, but otherwise resigned to the delay.
"All this discussion of toilets triggered an urgent need to go in just about everyone," he said.
"We did ask for more red wine to be brought on board, but it was felt not to be a priority."
The unscheduled Qantas toilet stop comes only hours after the national carrier was forced to delay Sydney-bound QF2 from London for more than 15 hours after a problem with its rudder.
Hat tip to Wagga for this find: HAVE they found poo on the Red Planet?
Space websites around the world are abuzz with speculation about what NASA's latest Mars probe may have found.
The excitement has been triggered by a report in the journal Aviation Week that the space agency alerted the White House to "major new Phoenix lander discoveries concerning the 'potential for life' ".
Jon Clarke, a geologist with Mars Society Australia, a group dedicated to Martian exploration, said the report had triggered a frenzy of interest. "Chat groups are all speculating about what it is," Dr Clarke said. "We have had emails flying backwards and forwards. Something is certainly in the breeze."
The magazine reports that the discovery was made by a Phoenix experiment package called the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyser, or MECA, which is designed to mix Martian soil with water brought from Earth.
In June NASA revealed the instrument had found Martian soil was not toxic, as had been thought, and could be used to grow crops such as asparagus.
Asked to speculate yesterday on what it may have now found, Dr Clarke said the instrument was designed, among other things, to spot dissolved ammonium and nitrate salts.
"On Earth, if you have a lot of ammonium and nitrate it usually means there is organic activity. We excrete it as waste and other organisms use it." More here.
When not carrying out his official duties as monarch of Japan, Emperor Akihito takes a deep interest in scientific research. A keen ichthyologist, the Emperor has published dozens of scientific papers on members of the goby family, and his work is so well known that the recent discoverers of a new goby species (Exyrias akihito) named their fish after him.
But while most of the Emperor’s past work has focused on gobies, his latest research investigates the feeding habits of wild tanuki — also known as raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) — that inhabit the spacious grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
The research, which was published in the Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science in June, involved the analysis of tanuki dung samples collected from the Imperial Palace grounds between April 2006 and December 2007. In all, 169 samples were collected from 30 “dung accumulation sites” (apparently, tanuki have certain preferred locations they use again and again). The samples were inspected for remnants of undigested materials that revealed the tanuki’s feeding habits and seasonal changes in diet. At his own request, the Emperor performed the dirty work himself.