Last night, a JetBlue flight destined for Sacramento, California encountered turbulence so bad it sent 24 people to the hospital.
History has left us with many wonders, sometimes buried in elaborate vaults or ornate tombs. Other times, artifacts of times past are found in somewhat less sophisticated surroundings. Take for instance, the Museum of the American Revolution’s latest 82,000-piece haul—found in 300-year-old toilets in Philadelphia.
Fancy toilets are not a thing that have really caught on in North America. Being blasted in the ass with scented water is not seen as a core component of the American Dream, but as the NYT reports with some cutting-edge journalism, fancy toilets are slowly invading our shores.
You may think toilets aren’t very exciting. That’s where you’re wrong, my friend. Because in Japan, toilets can be self-cleaning wonder thrones that are energy efficient and even keep your buns nice and toasty. A design gallery at one of the country’s major airports shows off Japan’s restroom innovation.
In the age of smart phones, we probably spend more time sitting on toilets than ever before. And technology has changed the toilet-making process, too. Recently we visited a massive factory in Hungary where humans and robots make toilets hand in hand.
You’re on an elevator. An earthquake hits. It’s scary. The power goes out, and now you’re stuck. And you gotta go, bad. Luckily, Japan is putting emergency toilets on elevators to prevent such nightmares.
Globally, about 2.5 billion people don't have access to basic sanitation facilities. One of the biggest initiatives to improve this statistic comes from the Gates Foundation, which sponsors an annual challenge to reinvent the toilet. Now big-time bathroom manufacturer Kohler is making one of the winning ideas a…
Remember a few months ago, when we talked about the bathroom supply company on a quest to find America's best restroom—a dubious honor—by polling the internet? Well, today they announced the winner, and somewhat ironically, it recreates nature around those who are answering calls of nature.
How many bedpans is too many? 10? 50? Try 250. That's about how many bedpans and items of bedpan memorabilia Eric Eakin has collected thus far. "I have bedpan greeting cards, bedpan poems, bedpan jewelry, and bedpan salt-and-pepper shakers," he says. Eakin's also got plenty of vintage and antique bedpans, each one…
At some point between the terrible twos and terrifying threes, most of us embarked on a pilgrimage to the great ceramic bowl in the sky. It was a long journey, which left in its wake frustrated parents, soiled sheets, and tiny mounds of ill-timed poop. But over time, with practice and patience, we collectively…
The flushing toilet is a remarkable piece of technology which keeps our cities sanitary. But what happens when you say goodbye to your creations and flush the thing?
If that cushy, three-ply toilet paper seems too luxurious and pricey for you, but the cheaper stuff is an unpleasant experience, here's a cheap and easy upgrade from Kohler that turns your regular toilet into one of those fancy derriere-hosing bidets.
Go to any large-scale outdoor event, like a music festival, and you'll be confronted by an array of public toilets—but some may not really be fit to use by the time you get to them. Here's how to ensure you get the best spot to relieve yourself, using math.
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, entitled Fundamentals, has opened in Venice. True to its theme, an entire gallery in the Giardini's central pavilion has been turned into a "throne room" devoted to one fundamental invention that has spanned time and cultures for millennia: the toilet.
In a way, what you do in the privacy of your own home is literally Ikea's business. So it's no surprise that the Swedish company spends a ton of time and money studying how people live. What is surprising, though, is what its latest study found out. Including the fact that you're not the only one who reads their phone…
As far as necessary tasks go, unclogging toilets is without question one of the most unpleasant. Which is why South Korea's fully sealed, minimal-contact alternative is a stroke of genius.
Self-flushing toilets are nothing new—you can find them in plenty of public restrooms—but they've never quite made it into the home successfully. Now, Kohler has an affordable, high-tech solution which means you'll never have to touch your home toilet again.
Attendees at a Human-Computer Interaction conference in Toronto earlier this week found toilets that claimed to analyze each "deposit" and post it online. Don't like that idea? Then go somewhere else.
Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don't have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities*, and The Washington Post whipped it into a handy interactive map. How's your home state…