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Thursday, July 12, 2007

FLUSHED WITH TOILET NEWS

Since yesterday's blog was full of manure, I thought you might enjoy these interesting items I found in the news today.



The Chinese opened a four story, 30,000-square-foot public bathroom in Beijing that's complete with uniquely shaped urinals resembling crocodile mouths and, OMG, the Virgin Mary. Outside it looks like the Great Sphinx of Giza, while inside, the world's largest state-run public bathroom is complete with soothing music and TVs.

Could be a contender for the eighth Wonder of the World.


In neighboring Japan, an anonymous benefactor is leaving packages of money in municipal toilets across the country with a note that says "Please make use of this money for your self-enrichment. One per person." Packages contain 10,000 yen or $82 dollars. Around $16,000 has been found so far.

This wonder is just ... why?


Here in the U.S., Kimberly-Clark has rolled out its newest product ... a touchless toilet paper holder that, with a wave of the hand, dispenses sheet lengths from 16 to 24 inches, or about five squares (I actually walked over to the rest room to measure it). The world can now rest assured Americans are curbing their gluttony for massive amounts of "untouched" toilet paper.

The user who can get away with only five squares has my vote for the ninth Wonder of the World.

(AP and Kimberly-Clark photos)

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5 Comments:

Anonymous on the throne said...

the Chinese make their roles out of 60 percent used paper, a lot of meat glutten and fat, fat and more fat. Not to mention all those greasy ducks! No wonder they need more toilets.

Thu Jul 12, 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crappy subject.

Thu Jul 12, 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey throne, i think you mean rolls.

Thu Jul 12, 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

What?.. no Buddha bidets?

Thu Jul 12, 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Mao would roll over in his grave..again..

Fri Jul 13, 08:55:00 AM  

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