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2009-09-02 22:26:26

Users of some public toilets in Sweden must receive a code for payment before they can get down to business in Malmo's Folkets Park, the park manager said. Sverker Haraldsson said the new toilet is a safe facility and a good idea. The country's Data Inspection Board approved the automated payment system, which uses text messages. Those entering the public toilets must send a message to a number on the toilet door. Once they receive a code they are authorized to use the facility by entering...

2009-09-01 17:29:13

Authorities in Maine said a man accused of climbing into an outhouse pit toilet was convicted of trespassing for a similar offense in 2005. Gary Moody, 49, of Pittston, Maine, who pleaded no contest to trespassing in 2005 after he was caught hiding in a pit toilet on White Mountain National Forest property in New Hampshire, was allegedly spotted climbing out of a pit toilet at the White Mountain National Forest's Hastings Campground in Maine on Memorial Day, the Portland (Maine) Press Herald...

2009-08-31 18:50:06

Biman Bangladesh Airlines said a flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to London was delayed for 10 hours due to clogged toilets. Airline officials said workers spent two hours Sunday clearing the plane's five toilets, which were clogged with paper cups and other garbage flushed by passengers, and the flight was delayed by a further eight hours to comply with a night flight ban at London's Heathrow Airport, the BBC reported Monday. Passengers threw bottles, cups, tissue papers and...

2009-08-28 23:01:00

LONDON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Click Bathrooms (http://www.clickbathrooms.co.uk/), the UK's leading bathroom suites and bathroom accessories provider, has announced that its bathroom showroom in Sheffield has officially opened. The Click Bathrooms showroom sits alongside the 10,000 square foot warehouse, close to the A57 in Sheffield and with easy access from the M1. The showroom showcases all the best selling bathroom items, so that visitors can test the quality and feel of the shower...

2009-08-12 16:26:02

A Florida disc jockey whose attempt to toilet paper his mayor's house was foiled by bad directions paid penance for the prank by cleaning a city sewage plant. Jason Pennington, a DJ with WILD-FM, West Palm Beach, agreed to clean the septic tank acceptance station at the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility as punishment for the toilet paper episode that went awry when an address mix-up left a neighbor being toilet papered instead of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, The Palm...

2009-08-10 14:14:12

A Wisconsin couple said they have amassed a collection of six antique outhouses to adorn the exotic gardens at their home. Andrea and John Jaeger of the Town of Saukville said they purchased their first outhouse more than 20 years ago at a Mequon, Wis., auction for $5 and friends soon began bringing aged outhouses to their garden to turn the single accent piece into a full-fledged collection, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday. We don't really want to collect them, John Jaeger...

2009-07-11 20:49:02

Cambodia's high infant and child mortality rate can be fought by improving hygiene in river communities, a resource development charity said Saturday. Lien Aid, a Singapore-based non-governmental organization, is developing a toilet that can be used in river communities where homes are constructed on floating platforms and moved seasonally. Currently, residents use the river rather than latrines, Resource Development International - Cambodia told the IRIN news agency. This practice...

2009-06-25 15:25:36

Members of North Carolina's portable toilet industry are touting new laws that impose misdemeanor charges on portable toilet vandals. Officials welcomed the measure, which takes effect Dec. 1 and will mean judge-set fines of jail sentences of up to 120 days for anyone who steals "¦ destroys, defaces or vandalizes a portable toilet, the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer reported Thursday. Carey Mack, operations manager for Readilite & Barricade Inc., which operates about 4,000...

2009-06-17 12:05:00

Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Exclusive Product Solution With Microban Antimicrobial Protection to Address Concerns About Exposure to Bacteria ROSWELL, Ga., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- If you thought a toilet seat was the most bacteria-laden place in a public restroom, think again. According to new research conducted by microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, the average toilet paper dispenser has more than 150 times the amount of bacteria than the average toilet...

2009-06-07 13:09:22

A new coin-operated public biffy set to open in Boston cost $300,000 to design and create because of a bevy of complications, a city official says. Peter O'Sullivan, director of street furniture for the city, said a perfect storm of problems surrounded the creation of the public toilet, forcing its design and construction to take more than two years, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. This was the perfect storm, O'Sullivan said. There were more complications on this one than on any toilet...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.