What’s worse than a broken space-toilet? A broken space-toilet when it’s your very first shift as boss, and suddenly you have to work on the logistics of either getting it fixed or landing your astronauts in Africa. This is Flight Director Rob Kelso’s first-hand account of the narrowly-averted shitstorm.
What’s to be said for a guy whose first Kickstarter investment is a color-changing toilet nightlight? That he has an aim problem? An interest in a mid-stream dance party? Yes, I helped fund the Illumibowl, and I’m not sorry.
If I've learned anything from watching Game of Thrones, it's that the Iron Throne is a terrible seat to sit on. It's uncomfortable and dangerous and when you finally start to enjoy it, you'll probably be dead. But an Iron Throne toilet? Now that's awesome. You get to feel like the most powerful person in the bathroom.
Look, we all do it. Ever since smartphones made the rack of toilet water-sprayed magazines obsolete, our alone time in the bathroom has gotten a lot more interesting. How do you fill the one-to-three minute void when you're, um, voiding yourself?
Toilet paper is an odd thing. Despite the fact that we often rub it against one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies on a daily basis, very little thought is ever given to where it came from or how it's made. (On that note, it might surprise you to learn that toilet paper wasn't commonly used in the United States…
Humans aren't the only creatures who share communal toilets — many mammals do this. In fact, new research shows this behavior was an ancient evolutionary development. Scientists have discovered a large, rhino-like reptile defecated in "communal latrines" some 240 million years ago.
Everyone always talks about the wonders of space: its vastness, its complexity, and how exploring it is stretching the limits of human endeavor. Oddly, nobody ever talks about what astronauts do with their poop.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are all well and good but, for Giz reader John W., the true realization of the American dream will only come about when he can watch television from his throne—no, not his Lay-Z-Boy, his bathroom throne.
This is the male public restroom at Celestial Heights in Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong. The room boasts a positively luxurious 27 square feet of floor space, into which eight urinals are squeezed. Eight urinals, with less than six inches separating each one.
If you always thought toilets just worked, be prepared to reassess. A company called Maximum Performance dedicates its activities to optimizing your bathroom experience—and that's led it to develop fake poop for testing toilets. Really.
Though pranking someone with fake toilet paper is infinitely more cruel, creating this fast action, rapid dispensing toilet paper will win you a more advanced level of laughter. Watch, when a person reaches for the toilet paper, the roll starts spitting out TP like crazy.
Everybody wants to use my bathroom right now. It's not the tile-work or the faucet or the shower-head. It's the toilet. Specifically, the bidet toilet seat. Brondell's Swash 1000 was one of our favorite gadgets at CES, so we decided to stick one where the sun don't shine for a review.
According to the New York Times, 91 per cent of Americans aged 28 to 35 use their mobile devices on the toilet. So, a big hello to anybody reading this while relieving themselves. But there are more mobile phone toilet facts. And they get better.
Remember when your dad would't pull the car over so you could go to the bathroom? Now imagine that your dad is the Navy and that the car is aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush (CVN-77).
America didn't invent obesity, but we brought the game to a whole new level. And that's why we have products like the Adjustable Advantage—a toilet seat that fits any rump—and can hold up to 6 average-sized bloggers.
Police are looking for a man in Boulder, CO who hid inside the toilet (er, cesspool) of a porta potty and spied on people while they handled their business. He was apparently covered by a tarp and a complete lack of hygiene.
When disaster strikes and society comes to a halt, the necessity to relieve yourself doesn't. If anything, you'll be more inclined to crap your pants. But it needs to be clean, or else disease spreads. Enter, the Japanese emergency crapper.
There are certain things in my life that I really, really hope don't turn out to be defective—seat belts, parachutes, the private browsing setting when I use my girlfriend's computer—but toilet paper might just have made it to the top of that list.
Have you ever been without toilet paper? It's a horrible sinking feeling. Disgusting scenarios run through your head: should I squabble to safety, should I use what's in the trash, maybe my underwear? It's scary! Which is is why I'm going to pull this prank come April Fools.