Toilets

This Sink Folds Into a Suitcase for Tiny Apartments

Also, public bathrooms learn to text and soccer fans make a toilet-paper Niagara Falls.

Abandon a Baby at Burger King, and It Might Come Back to Find You

A 27-year-old woman was left as a newborn in restaurant bathroom, but now is tracking down her biological mom on Facebook.

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The Toilet of the Future Folds Up Like a Cute Snail

The low-flow fixture curls into itself like a frightened gastropod.

Actually, the Sochi Olympics Does Not Have a 'Double Toilet'

Russians aren't that weird when it comes to using the bathroom, it seems.

Most People Would Let a 'Smart Toilet' Share Their Personal Data

In a new survey, 70 percent said they would share personal information online if it lowered their healthcare costs.

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This $350 Plunger Inspired by Abraham Lincoln Doesn't Actually Exist

Somebody is marketing a joke line of super-fancy, homemade toilet plungers.

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Two-Thirds of Americans Flush Public Toilets With Their Feet

Evolution gave us hands, but people are so afraid of germs in the bathroom they prefer to use feet, hips, and paper towels to touch things.

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In California, Transgender Students Get a Big Bathroom Win

In other toilet news, Juggalo porta-potties are disgusting, a Japanese toilet is hackable, and a man allegedly bombs a gas-station commode with a skunk.

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Drunk-Driving Deterrent of the Day: Nightclub Urine Analysis

A Singapore nightclub developed a high-tech method of preventing drunk driving, and apparently it works.

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San Francisco's Bus and Rail Operators Demand Private Bathrooms (on Public Space)

All the news that's fit to print about toilets.

Almost Nobody Washes Their Hands Properly After Using the Bathroom

Also, Brazil deploys an energy-generating toilet and Britain scares the hell out of potential drunk drivers.

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The Ice in Restaurant Sodas Can Have More Bacteria Than Toilet Water

Reporting only the most crucial stories in world bathroom news.

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A Brief Tour of San Francisco's Oddly Fancy Porta Potties

It's like they're prepping for a cover story in House & Garden.

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Do Obese People Need Their Own Jumbo-Sized Airplane Toilets?

German researchers say the "Big Lavatory Concept" is necessary to accommodate the world's larger body weights.

Sanitation Hackathon

App Developers Turn Their Eye to Global Sanitation

Participants of the "International Sanitation Hackathon" have some promising ideas to fight disease and death caused by poor sanitation.

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In Arizona, Fear of a Transgender Toilet

Arizona wants to tie bathroom access to birth certificates; scientists sound warning about pit latrines; a municipal government does BYO toilet paper.

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Survey Claims That 75 Percent of People Use Cellphones in the Bathroom

One-quarter of men surveyed also reported sitting down to pee so they could use their phones with both hands.

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Thailand Isn't Too Happy About Switching to Western-Style Toilets

Also, Australia tests the sewer system for drugs and there's a very suspicious-looking porta-potty at an Oklahoma golf course.

A Look at the 'Rhythmical Potty,' a Portable Toilet That Actually Rocks

Can the Porta-Potty experience be improved with bass-thumping soundtracks?