environment
These Solar-Thermal Toilets are Carbon-Sequestering Charcoal Factories

More than a quarter of all people—some 2.5 billion humans—still lack access to basic sanitation services. But thanks to this revolutionary solar-powered toilet, even the most remote throws of civilisation will be granted both a safe place to poop and a means of turning their business into brown gold. Read More >>

star wars
Awesome Decals Turn Your Toilet Bowl Into a Deadly Sarlacc Pit

Let's face it: after earning you lavish praise at age two, successfully making a bowel movement in the toilet has probably started to lose some of its appeal. Fortunately for you, the Sarlacc Toilet is here to put the excitement back into your porcelain-bowl routine. Read More >>

apps
AirPnP Lets You Invite Drunk Strangers Inside to Wee All Over Your Floor

AirPnP is clever mobile site that takes care of "lavatory logistics" while you're out and about, offering to link up people who need to go to the toilet with those who are happy to invite strangers into their homes to get wee everywhere and use more than their fair share of toilet paper. Read More >>

science
This Public Toilet Turns Pee Into Street Trees

Public toilets are notorious for unsavoury behaviour and even more unsavoury smells. The PPlanter is both a public toilet and a planter, composting the pee it collects to nourish pots of bamboo. Plus it's apparently odour-free. Read More >>

gadgets
Toilet Seats Should Have Come With Built-In Nightlights From Day One

Outside of cartoonish decals there hasn't been much innovation in the toilet seat industry for a few decades. So it's nice to see Kohler finally bringing something new to the table (err, toilet). A built-in LED nightlight means you'll never have to squint your way through an overnight bathroom break again. Read More >>

transport
Wrong Kind of Excrement on the Line is Sickening Rail Workers

Rail franchise Greater Anglia is endangering the health of track staff according to workers, with more than half of its trains still indulging in the rotten old practise of emptying human waste from the toilets straight out onto the train track. Read More >>

booze
Fancy a Glass of Merloo Served Up in Bath's Public Toilet Turned Wine Bar?

One of the more romantic public toilets in Bath could be saved from closure, after council officials appeared to approve a plan that would see it turned into a watering hole of another kind altogether. Read More >>

science
This Fake Poop Is Helping Designers Test the Toilet of the Future

Toilet tech is no longer the oft-overlooked subject it once was, and much of that is thanks to the Gates Foundation, which has made helping the 3.5 billion people lacking access to clean toilets one of its main missions. But how does one test the durability of potential cost effective commodes? By using fake poop, of course. Read More >>

security
Luxury Smart Toilet Vulnerable to Back Door Attack

The Satis so-called "smart toilet" can be controlled by an Android app, with users of the £4,000 loo able to operate its lighting, flush and bidet controls from a phone. Problem is, the Bluetooth access PIN is set to "0000" by default, meaning random strangers could seize control of your toilet and exploit your very own back door for their amusement. Read More >>

booze
Who Needs a Breathalyser When a Urinal Can Tell How Drunk You Are?

Here's a brilliant idea that could prevent countless drunk driving-related deaths from occurring. Working with a marketing agency called DDB, Zouk, a popular nightclub in Singapore, installed a series of urinals that are able to monitor a patron's blood alcohol level and warn them if they're too drunk to drive. Read More >>

wtf
Toilet Water Used to Make Delicious Brews in Hong Kong Starbucks

A branch of Starbucks in Hong Kong has been busted for using water from a nearby garage toilet to makes its drinks with, because the coffee shop, for some odd reason, didn't have a water supply of its own. Read More >>

wtfriday
Man's Complex Urinary Habits Gamified in Men's Room Mayhem

Men's Room Mayhem is a resource management game in the style of popular air traffic control puzzler Flight Control, only instead of aeroplanes stacked up around Las Palmas Airport you're controlling men nervously circling the only free urinal. Read More >>

gaming
Toilets in Video Games Are All Pretty Gross

Though most video games never involve a player having too drop a deuce, video game worlds always seem to have dirty toilets in even dirtier restrooms. Who uses these toilets and why are they universally dirty! Video Game Toilets rounds up the toilets found in video games—it spans from like the early 80's until now—in a hilarious Tumblr. Here are a few we love (the one above is from F.E.A.R. 3). Read More >>

health
More People Have Mobile Phones Than Toilets

It's easier to put a phone in someone's hand than it is to build a proper sanitation system. According to a UN report, 6 of 7 billion people in the world have mobile phones, while just 4.5 billion have access to a toilet or latrine. Read More >>

gadgets
How Could Anyone Not Want a Product Called the Strap and Crap?

Even with an outhouse, relieving one's self in the great outdoors is an unpleasant experience. But having no choice but to just squat on the ground is as terrible as it gets. So after a "particularly unpleasant outdoor restroom experience", Laura Stude was struck with the inspiration to create the solution to every nature lover's biggest woe with the Strap and Crap. Read More >>

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