Tagged: USA

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Portland airport pet toilet and internet jerks

I love the internet, because you get to find out fascinating things. For instance, Portland Airport (that’s in the USA) has installed an indoor toilet area for service animals. Naww, isn’t that cute? In the interest of journalistic integrity I conscientiously googled Portland airport pet toilet thinking I would find...

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Country of the Pointed Firs – Sarah Orne Jewett

Review: Perfect for a holiday read – or for dreaming about being on holiday. It’s not very often that I finish a book and immediately want to read everything else by that author. It happened with Tove Jansson, Elizabeth von Arnim and now again with Sarah Orne Jewett. An unnamed...

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Song of the Lark – Willa Cather

“Song of the Lark”, Willa Cather; (Kindle edition), 1915 Review – A worthy American classic I’m ashamed to admit I’d never heard of Willa Cather before picking up this book. She’s an important classic American author – but somehow I’d missed her entirely. And, in fact, I may still have...

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Spacey commode

The sun goes down, the day turns to night. You look up at the stars and see a light moving faster than the others – is it a satellite? A plane? The space station? Ooh, ooh it’s the space station! And, of course, your first thought is always, how do...

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Snakey Starbucks surprise

In the news this week is the story of a Texan man who was startled by a snake at his local Starbucks when he went to use the loo. Bruce Ahlswede responded as anyone would – he called in staff and his wife to take a look. Fortunately, the snake...

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Friday Flush 14-06-2013

All the loo news you never knew you wanted! Sit down, you brute! The county council of Sormland, Sweden, is calling on men to sit down while they pee in order to reduce ‘spills’ and increase hygiene. Opponents to the proposal say that sitting down reduces men’s ability to ‘shake...

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Tuesday Turd

Your weekly round up of all the loo news you never knew you needed. Governments commit to WASH In a week that bodes well for WASH projects, Australian PM Julia Gillard has announced additional funding for the Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, providing $97million of funding to WASH...

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Friday flush 15 June 2012

Ten tonnes of toilet paper aflame! Luckily this didn’t end up with anyone hurt, but in Ohio a trailer carrying ten tonnes of toilet paper caught alight, spilling the cargo onto the highway. Holy flaming bog roll! Indian railways committed to loos Utilising World Environment Day, Indian railways have proclaimed...

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News dump

When you are an international toilet woman of mystery, you get sent a lot of interesting toilet related links. Here’s a few I received this week. How much does your poo weigh?This device was actually designed to show people how much weight they ‘lose’ after going to the toilet but...

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Friday Flush 28.Nov.08

Welcome back to The Bog Logger! I’ve been on a wee hiatus, but I’m back now with news, reviews, and the view from the loo. Openings There have been a few exciting toilet openings this week. First of all, the famed Charmin Restrooms have opened for the third year in...