Archeologists on a dig in Gdansk, Poland found something interesting in a 18th century toilet. A 300 year old dildo
. It is constructed from leather with a wooden head. At 8 inches it seems to indicate high expectations.
Lighting up the restroom with power produced from urine
deposited therein, brilliant!
I don't care how well this gadget is designed and engineered: I am not plugging it into the wall socket then dropping it in my bath water!
Original ad here.
The latest Kickstarter weirdness is The Main Drain
. It's "an adjustable urinal that attaches to your toilet." It's target market is evidently men who, for one reason or another, really don't want to lift up the toilet seat.
They're hoping to raise $50,000 to start manufacturing the Main Drain. So far they've got $1,604, with over a month to go.
Norman Dye lost his wedding ring in 2001. The entire family searched everywhere for it, unsuccessfully. Three years later Norman died, and because they still hadn't found the ring, his son slipped his own ring on his father's body in the casket (and took it back before the casket was closed).
But recently, 13 years after the ring was lost, a shiny object caught the eye of Norman's wife, Juanita, while she was in the bathroom. There was the ring, lying at the bottom of the toilet. It remains unexplained how the ring got there. Or how it could have remained there for 13 years. [The Commercial Appeal
The Throne Thrusters is a group of Michigan-based rocket enthusiasts who have decided to attach high-powered rockets to a porta-potty and blast it thousands of feet into the air.
They're doing this in order to increase awareness of rocketry as a hobby, as well as to prove that it's possible to turn a porta-potty into a rocket. Launch is set for Nov. 22.
Check out their Facebook page
for more details. [via Online Athens
I knew that it's popular to put politician's faces on toilet paper (for instance, Amazon sells Obama toilet paper
as well as Mitt Romney toilet paper
), but I didn't realize that these kind of novelty products were being sold even back in World War I. [via Daily Mail
Back in 1996, two East German entrepreneurs came up with the idea of converting old telephone booths into shower stalls. They plumbed up two booths and sold them for 4000 marks each. However, their idea ran aground when Deutsche Telekom refused to sell them any more old booths, fearing that, in the words of their spokesman, "It would be problematic if someone wanted to make an emergency call and ran into the booth that was actually a shower."
It seems to me as if this guy has "invented" a ceramic funnel. Also, he says it wouldn't smell, but I'm not too sure about that. [ksn.com
This is just one of many videos posted by "toiletfan1"
on YouTube, in which he documents various toilets that he comes across throughout the U.S. He's got over 4000 toilet videos. Vocativ.com notes
that toiletfan1's oeuvre is but one small part of the much larger outpouring of toilet videos and pictures online, in which "toilet aficionados" document the history, art, and design of toilets.
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