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2009-08-13 05:07:00


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.

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.

2009-06-05 07:00:00

Paper towels picked as preferred and fastest method for drying hands PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In an online survey conducted this spring, 94 percent of U.S. adults said they always wash their hands after visiting a restroom.

2009-05-20 10:23:42

Sources with New York's Citi Field said a fan attending a Mets game wound up with her arm stuck in a toilet while trying to retrieve a fallen gold tooth. The sources said stadium security guards and emergency medical responders found the woman screaming in the restroom Wednesday during the game against the Atlanta Braves, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The woman told security officers her gold tooth had fallen into the toilet and her arm became lodged in the commode while she was...

2009-03-24 06:00:00

"SitOrSquat" Connects Consumers with Clean, Public Restrooms Around the World! CINCINNATI, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Charmin(R), the country's leading toilet paper, is launching a new global sponsorship of the "SitOrSquat" website, iPhone and Blackberry application, designed to help people on-the-go find the cleanest public restrooms around the world.

2009-03-20 19:02:00

Bay Area Company Offers Reward for Tips Leading to Outhouse Arsonist Arrest SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco residents are restless and investigators are baffled.

2009-03-05 17:09:18

A popular Taiwanese restaurant chain that is expanding into China features toilets for seats and a bodily-waste themed menu. Modern Toilet, which has seven locations in Taiwan, one in Hong Kong and a location opening this week in Shenzhen, China, is decorated with lights and dish covers shaped like

2009-02-27 15:14:21

Consumer groups have criticized Irish budget airline Ryanair after the chief executive said the carrier is considering a $1.50 charge to use airplane toilets. Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary said the airline has been looking into installing coin slots on the doors of the airplane lavatories to allow planes to charge for toilet use, The Times of London reported Friday. One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet...

2009-02-20 13:17:07

Public toilets that automatically disinfect themselves are used significantly less than their simplistic predecessors in the Danish city of Arhus, figures show. Data regarding seven of the high-tech public toilets being used in Arhus show that the automated bathrooms are used 11 times a day on average compared with the nearly 400 daily visitors to an area bus station's public toilets, the Copenhagen Post said Friday. In addition, the seven advanced toilets rented from the firm Afa JCDecaux...

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]