Tagged: Loo News

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No relief on space station

Cosmonauts and astronauts aboard the International Space Station are heading for a potential hygiene hazard with the malfunction of the toilet system. The system has been experiencing problems for the past week with each repair failing. Without the assistance of gravity, space toilets use “fan-driven airflow to transport human waste...

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Posh poos

There’s an article on the Boston Herald website about the poshest sorts of toilets you can get for your own home including… a throne. You can be proud owner of a sleek and sexy toilet – BostonHerald.com The history of toilets in private homes is primarily a story of the...

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Oh, the humanity!

I might be a lefty leaning pinko greenie, etc, but surely I’m not alone in thinking that toilet paper is a basic human right? Well, not in Montgomery County, Maryland USA it’s not. United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) which represents about 8000 government employees has released a memo with...

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Why I love Malaysian newspapers

If I ever get cynical about the news, I just treat myself to a bit of Malaysian reporting. Where else can you get juicy leaders like this one:   “SOME homosexuals are alleged to be using public toilets in shopping centres in Kuala Lumpur to engage in unnatural sexual acts.”...

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What’s normal?

I received a bookmark in the post on Friday for the new Australian Government website dedicated to bladder and bowel health www.bladderbowel.gov.au.   The new website is part of the National Continence Management Strategy and builds on the success of the National Toilet map. I love the Toilet Map. There...

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Pam update

Pam Babcock, who you may remember sat on a toilet for 2 years, remains in intensive care in Kansas, USA. Her aunt has said that she is still ”a very sick girl” referring to her physical wounds, but also suggests that Pam’s mental well-being is anything but well.   Her...

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Hundertwasser Toilets!

Last year The Bathroom Diaries Toilet of the Year went to the Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand. I found this out shortly after I moved to New Zealand, and I wondered if I would ever get the opportunity to see them. Well, I did, and here they are. The...

Tomb toilet users say no to roofless loo 0

Tomb toilet users say no to roofless loo

A lot of news out of India this week about the use, misuse, abuse and disuse of toilets. First up in Ainapur, an historic tomb is being used as a toilet by local residents, much to the fury of Raju S Vijapur. That reminds me of my trip to Pompeii...

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The Thinker

Often, when the world seems a bit much, I’ll go to the toilet, sit down and have a long hard think. The toilet is a great place to have a 2 minute power nap at work, or a cry, or just a quiet sit down. Kansas woman Pam Babcock sat...

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Low income loo bonus

Low income residents in Seattle can look forward to making some real savings with the launch of a scheme by Seattle Public Utilities to provide free efficient toilets. Read the story here The toilets can save more than $100 a year in bills. Back when I was a really poor...