Toilets

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How to Handle Your Firearm Inside a Public Bathroom

And in other public-bathroom news, plastic seat covers might be germy and they saved Hitler's toilet.

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One World Trade Center's Bathrooms Already Have Obnoxious Graffiti

Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.

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Too Portland For Portland: Local Man Offers to Eat, Excrete Gourmet Coffee Beans for His Neighbors

Please don't let "Human Kopi Luwak" become a thing.

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Real-Life George Costanza Caused the Bomb Scare at Pittsburgh's Airport

The unnamed cleaning contractor had built a secret napping nest inside an airport bathroom.

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A Startling Number of Americans Use Social Media in the Toilet

Also in this Toilet Tuesday: researchers discover that men experience more "stress" than women when using public bathrooms.

Is the Air Inside Public Bathrooms Rife With Infectious Particles?

 A review of the research indicates that could be the nasty truth, and other toilet tidbits.

What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away?

They'd join the ranks of one in three women worldwide who face "shame, disease, harassment and even attack," according to WaterAid.

Public Toilet in Graveyard Is Tearing Australian Town Apart

Also, the Portland Loo is voted best public bathroom in Canada, and Japan deploys a toilet soccer goalie.

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This Could Be the World's Most Awkward Bathroom

Pop a squat for this week's uncomfortable edition of Toilet Tuesday.

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A Japanese Luxury 'Hotel' Inside a Public Bathroom

The eternal dream of humankind – to enjoy room service while on the toilet – has finally come to fruition.

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South Carolina Town Terrorized By Exploding Toilet

The detonating commode went off in Town Hall and lodged porcelain shrapnel in a door.

Soon, South Africans Will Drink Treated Sewage Water

Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.

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Indian Trains Will No Longer Dump Human Waste Onto the Tracks

Also, a look at Singapore's intense campaign to reform dag-nasty bathrooms.

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Official Asks Every Person in Bulawayo to Flush Their Toilets at the Same Time

Looking for someone on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.? Check the bathroom.

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Grisly Public-Bathroom Collapse in Ghana Claims 1 Life

Here's your extra-sad edition of Toilet Tuesday, news from loos across the world.

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.

Iowa Mayor Cleans Filthy Commode Himself After Complaints

Ready for a feel-good edition of our weekly restroom column?

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Finally, a Motorcycle Powered by Farts

Toilet Tuesday checks in on the always-exciting Japanese bathroom scene.

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India's Quixotic Quest to End Human-Hauled Sewage

Hand-emptied toilets could be outlawed, but they're not likely to disappear any time soon.