Posts tagged "toilets"

Macklemore Doesn’t Want Women To Have To Pee & Poop On Messy Toilet Seats Anymore

Macklemore feels so connected to the plight of women — having to pee and poop on toilet seats soiled by slovenly men — that he wrote an instructional, reggae style rap about how dudes can have better aim in the bathroom. His Instagram video, set against the backdrop of a toilet full of his pee,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 12, 2014

Progress Means There’s A Traffic Jam In The Senate Chamber Ladies’ Room

“For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women’s bathroom. There were five of us in there, and there are only two stalls.”
– Senator Amy Klobluchar (D-Minn.) on how the record number of women serving in the Senate (20!) is causing problems in the ladies’ room. Good to know…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012

Toilet Phobia Is Real Thing, People

Don’t laugh. Twenty-year-old Ney Decino of Wales has a severe phobia of toilets, specifically the way they flush. She’s afraid of other things too, like all kinds of water and she crosses herself whenever she spends a penny, but the toilet thing is her most debilitating fear.
“I flush the loo and then ru…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 23, 2012

19 Of The Weirdest Urinals You Can Pee In

I love when technology is put to really good use. In Brazil, it is now possible for men to piss in a musical toilet. The Guitar Pee uses special electronic tabs to release chords when splashed with urine. It even records the piss music and makes it into an MPee3 that you can listen to.

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2012

10 Terrible Toilet Tales

Madam Leong Mee Yan adds a whole new meaning the saying “s**t or get off the pot.” The 58-year-old spent 902 days sitting on her toilet because she believed there was a force holding her down, which prevented her from standing up and leaving the bathroom. She also imagined stones being hurled and water being…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2012

iPoo: The World’s First PT (Personal Toilet)

Now this is a toilet. Created by designer and programmer Milos Paripovic as a “satire” product, the iPoo is an Apple PT (personal toilet). In Milos’ words, it has “exactly the same function as any other toilet and costs twice as much.” Milos may find this funny, but I find Apple products superior. An ergonomic bottom…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 16, 2012

9 Terrible Toilet Tales

A Washington, DC woman got caught with her pants down when the toilet she was using exploded suddenly. Apparently, a mechanical failure of epic proportions was triggered by her flush. She was rushed to the hospital with serious, not non-life threatening injuries. Well, this doesn’t give me any sort of anxiety about flushing. At. All.

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2011

“No Toilet, No Bride” Campaign Gives Power To Indian Women

The “No Toilet, No Bride” campaign began in India about two years ago and gives women the right to refuse a suitor unless he promises to furnish their future home with a toilet. It’s unfathomable here in the U.S. to think of a toilet as a bargaining chip, but consider that about 665 million people…

By: Annika Harris / October 13, 2009

“No Toilet, No Bride” Campaign Gives Power To Indian Women

The “No Toilet, No Bride” campaign began in India about two years ago and gives women the right to refuse a suitor unless he promises to furnish their future home with a toilet or latrine. It’s unfathomable here in the U.S. to think of a toilet as a bargaining chip, but consider that about 665…

By: Annika Harris / October 13, 2009

Rose Device Conceals Your Public Bathroom Activities

Well! I have to say! I have never seen or heard of anything like this before! So, you know how it can be embarrassing to use a public bathroom? If anyone else is in there, a person can get a little self-conscious while they’re doing their duty. The people of Japan believe there’s no reaso…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 21, 2009

Making Art Out Of Toilet Stalls

There are plenty of things that can be done in the bathroom, including, apparently, photo shoots. A Swiss photo studio snapped people in a variety of bathrooms for calendar they made for a client. We can’t imagine looking at one of these for every month of the year. The pictures makes us feel uncomfortable, like…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2009

Have A Seat! Potty Parity Laws Deck Stadiums With More Stalls For Women

Potty Parity laws are bringing much needed real estate to the millions of women sick of waiting in line to pee. From mildly irritating to downright hazardous to our health, the lack of women’s toilets in sports venues (and everywhere else) is flush with problems. The New York Times gives us a peek into pooper…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 14, 2009

A Toilet Could Save Your Relationship

A lot of women — myself included — get pissed off when a guy leaves the toilet seat up. Sure, it’s one extra step, but would it kill him to spend a few extra seconds to escape our wrath? Apparently so. I’m sure it instigates many a fight among couples, which is why you’ll be…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 5, 2009

Genius Or Crazy: The Toilet Seat Scale

Too lazy to go to the bathroom and weight yourself? Soon you may be able to do both at the same time! Designer Haikun Deng designed this toilet seat with a built-in digital scale, so, basically, you’ll be able to see how much weight you lose each time you relieve yourself. It’s only a concept…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 7, 2009

The Bathroom Situation At The 2008 Democratic National Convention

The city of Denver’s official website says there are about 50,000 people attending the 2008 Democratic National Convention, including delegates, visitors, politicians and media. That’s a whole lot of people. And what do these people do, besides wave signs that read, “Unity” and shout “Yes, we can!”? They consume food and beverages and, therefore, have…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 27, 2008

Your Computer Is Home To Many Unwelcome Friends

The toilets in public restrooms might look disgusting, but right now you’re touching something that could be even more covered in germs. A microbiologist in the U.K. examined samples from 33 keyboards and found a variety of nasty bugs, including E. coli and coliform bacteria, which is associated with fecal matter. One of the keyboard…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 1, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Texting On The Toilet, A Sex-Crazed Monkey, And Fines For Flashing

Sixty-three percent of Americans have used a smart phone in the bathroom, according to a report from Solutions Research Group. We’re wondering how many of the emails and texts in our inbox were written on the john. [MSNBC]
The Pussycat Dolls have been fined $3,400 for flashing body parts during a concert in Kuala Lumpur,…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 27, 2008