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23

Dec

Oslo’s hot pink manhole covers spell out what can be flushed down toiletsIn the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what’s kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn’t look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.

Oslo’s hot pink manhole covers spell out what can be flushed down toilets
In the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what’s kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn’t look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.

03

Sep

How astronauts go to the bathroomUsing the toilet in space requires careful attention — and even space toilet training.

How astronauts go to the bathroom
Using the toilet in space requires careful attention — and even space toilet training.

10

Feb


 Would you drink treated toilet water?  



Although the idea sounds stomach-turning at first, highly treated toilet water is being used to supplement freshwater supplies around the world.
Although the idea sounds stomach-turning at first, highly treated toilet water is being used to supplement freshwater supplies around the world.

18

Jan


 What not to flush down the toilet 



Your indiscriminate flushing can be detrimental, causing clogged pipes and sea otter deaths.
Your indiscriminate flushing can be detrimental, causing clogged pipes and sea otter deaths.

25

Oct

The Squatty Potty ‘makes me feel skinny’When a company’s goal is ‘to change the way we poop, one ‘stool’ at a time,’ this blogger says that you just have to check it out.

The Squatty Potty ‘makes me feel skinny’
When a company’s goal is ‘to change the way we poop, one ‘stool’ at a time,’ this blogger says that you just have to check it out.

29

Jun

When you hear the words “composting toilet,” there’s a good chance you immediately begin imagining some sort of terrifying box with a hole in it you want nothing to do with.

When you hear the words “composting toilet,” there’s a good chance you immediately begin imagining some sort of terrifying box with a hole in it you want nothing to do with.

04

May

Motorized toilet sets land speed world recordThe wheeled lavatory contraption hit a maximum speed of 46 mph within 328 feet.

Motorized toilet sets land speed world record
The wheeled lavatory contraption hit a maximum speed of 46 mph within 328 feet.

27

Mar

What if everyone in America flushed their toilets at once?Would simultaneous flushing rupture all the pipelines, cripple the water supply, flood the streets with sewage, and destroy civilization as we know it?

What if everyone in America flushed their toilets at once?
Would simultaneous flushing rupture all the pipelines, cripple the water supply, flood the streets with sewage, and destroy civilization as we know it?

06

Feb

If it’s yellow let it mellow: The great debateDisgusting? A good environmental move? We examine the bathroom issue from all angles.

If it’s yellow let it mellow: The great debate
Disgusting? A good environmental move? We examine the bathroom issue from all angles.

15

Dec

Why you shouldn’t flush food down the toiletSome people find it completely normal, some find it disgusting, but either way, flushing food down the toilet isn’t good for your toilet, your pipes, or our sewer systems.

Why you shouldn’t flush food down the toilet
Some people find it completely normal, some find it disgusting, but either way, flushing food down the toilet isn’t good for your toilet, your pipes, or our sewer systems.