Category: Toilets

Failure to launch 0

Failure to launch

The eBay auction for Seattle’s failed auto-loos has er, failed. City officials are hopeful though that an extended auction date may prove more successful. So, the big question is, why did the spaceship toilets fail in the first place?   Toilet provision is a thorny issue with most civic councils....

Friday Flush 25/07/2008 0

Friday Flush 25/07/2008

Oooh, it’s quite an international flush today, and a big one at that! So what we need is a massive toilet. A Yorkshire Water campaign to encourage people to ‘do one thing differently’ to conserve water is being fronted by giant toilets. I don’t believe the toilets actually speak or...

Feeling Meme-ish 0

Feeling Meme-ish

Many moons ago, The Radical Radish tagged me for a meme. Having no idea what a meme was, I looked it up, then got busy doing things like moving country (again) so forgot all about it. But now that I’m back on the bog wagon I’ll give this meme thing...

Friday Flush 1

Friday Flush

Queer – Pride London has issued a statement providing further details about the incident where a trans woman was denied access to the female toilets. As always, the incident was more complicated than was at first reported.   Opening and closing – The toilets on Southend’s seafront have been closed...

At what price clean toilets? 1

At what price clean toilets?

Ahead of the Olympics, Beijing has been cleaning up its toilets. Readers may have noticed that I’m very sceptical about everything that I hear about China. I lived there for six months and, suffice it to say, it’s not my favourite country. Going to the toilet in China is not...

Toilet proposal prize 0

Toilet proposal prize

Congratulations to Ashura Kiesa for winning BBC Swahili’s young entrepreneur competition.   Ashura, the only female finalist, won a trophy and $5000 to kick-start her business of providing commercial public toilets in East and Central Africa. The prize was presented to her by the Ugandan Prime Minister in this the...

Totally irrelevant 0

Totally irrelevant

But too good not to share.   Rayedish did a 1930s Marital Scale test and scored a neat 56 (Average). I thought I’d give it a go, cos certainly a girl who writes a blog about toilets is going to have a cracking score, right?   -5 As a 1930s...

Ebay for spaceship toilets 0

Ebay for spaceship toilets

I hate, loathe and despise spaceship toilets, and Seattle residents apparently feel the same way. They’re getting rid of 5 of the expensive behemoths which have been in central city locations since 2004, but keeping the $2.59 tax which was introduced to pay for them.   The toilets, purchased from...

The Friday Flush 1

The Friday Flush

I have so much loo news to get through that it’s not possible to comment on everything. So I introduce The Friday Flush!   Loo News   Voting for America’s Best Restroom is currently open.   Officials in India are keeping the streets clean by offering money to people to...

Sulabh liberates 60,000 scavengers, tots up $32 mn revenue: UNDP 2

Sulabh liberates 60,000 scavengers, tots up $32 mn revenue: UNDP

Sulabh International is the reason I became interested in all thingstoilety. Its good work has been highlighted in a UN report this week.the story below is from www.mangalorean.com ———- Forwarded message ———-New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Sulabh International, a 38-year-old movementpromoting low-cost safe sanitation in the country, has liberated over60,000...