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2010-02-09 06:40:00

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It started with a toilet that wouldn't quit running. WWII veteran Jack Mitchell and his wife had remodeled their home, and the flapper in the new toilet tank was sticking open. Money - in the form of a growing water bill - was being flushed down the toilet. Mitchell decided to put a stop to it and got to work designing a better float valve. Two years later, the octogenarian had not only solved his own problem, he had invented a way to reduce water...

2010-01-25 13:01:53

Considered a dermatological nuisance that was long gone, skin irritations caused by toilet seats appear to be making a comeback in pediatricians' offices, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center investigator Bernard Cohen, M.D. "Toilet seat dermatitis is one of those legendary conditions described in medical textbooks and seen in underdeveloped countries, but one that younger pediatricians have not come across in their daily practice," says Cohen, director of pediatric...

2009-12-17 18:04:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Charmin Restrooms this holiday season to help raise money for charity. In addition to providing tourists and local New Yorkers with a free, clean and family-friendly place to "enjoy the go" this holiday season, Charmin® announced today that visitors to the Charmin Restrooms in Times Square will also "Go for Good" to help to raise up to $50,000 for charity. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091217/NY28343 ) For...

2009-12-17 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Charmin Restrooms this holiday season to help raise money for charity. In addition to providing tourists and local New Yorkers with a free, clean and family-friendly place to "enjoy the go" this holiday season, Charmin® will announce today that visitors to the Charmin Restrooms in Times Square will also "Go for Good" to help to raise up to $50,000 for charity. For each consumer visiting the Charmin Restrooms between December...

2009-11-02 15:00:27

A team of researchers from Boston University School (BUSM), Carney Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance and Tufts University School of Medicine, have found that widespread poor compliance with regular cleaning of public restrooms on cruise ships may predict subsequent norovirus infection outbreaks (NoVOs). This study, which appears in the November 1st issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first study of environmental hygiene on cruise ships. Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis (AGE)...

2009-10-15 12:10:51

People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at responses to electronic hygiene messages displayed in UK service station toilets. A million people die every year from diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infection. Handwashing with soap is the cheapest and best way of controlling these diseases. It also prevents the...

2009-10-06 08:24:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Toilets And Toilet Seats http://www.reportlinker.com/p0151440/Reportlinker-Adds-Toilets-And-Toilet-Seats.html Executive Abstract This fact-filled profile provides the action-oriented executive with up-to-date information on toilets, bidets, urinals, and toilet seats. Each page will assist the toilet executive exploit growing product lines,...

2009-09-29 14:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When 14,000 environmental thought leaders convene at the annual West Coast Green conference in San Francisco from October 1st to 3rd, attendees will be able to witness firsthand Brondell's newly launched Perfect Flush water saving technology. First discovered at the event's Innovation Pipeline exhibit in 2008, the Perfect Flush is an eco-friendly dual flush toilet upgrade that cuts toilet water usage by up to 50 percent with the simple...

2009-09-24 14:02:56

Police in Virginia say they are searching for a vandal who damaged urinals and posed as a plumber in at least seven Fredericksburg restaurants. Natatia Bledsoe, a police spokeswoman, said the man damaged urinals in at least seven restaurants in the Central Park area Friday and posed as a plumber in an attempt to get the eateries to pay him to fix the toilets, The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reported Thursday. Bledsoe said only one restaurant, Carlos O'Kellys, paid the man between $250 and...

2009-09-06 09:54:30

A 10-foot python wrested from the plumbing of a toilet was harmless but had sharp teeth and an attitude, a snake wrangler near Darwin, Australia, said. So if you felt something bite you on the bottom while you were on the toilet it would give you a hell of a fright, said Craig Peberdy, a reptile expert who caught the snake and relocated it in the wild. Peberdy was called to the home of Erik Rantzau after the python developed a routine of slithering in from the garden and curling up in the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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