Latest Washroom Stories

2008-09-17 21:00:21

By Shivani Mehra Amritsar: While the concept of National Child Labour Project (NCPL) special school was well-received and applauded too, the one being run in the premises of government elementary school, Gate Hakeeman , portrays a rather disappointing picture.

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By Kiera Hay Journal Staff Writer A planned overhaul of Santa Fe's six-year-old toilet retrofit program may soon prove a boon to Santa Feans looking to replace water-guzzling appliances or make a little extra money.

2008-07-27 09:00:23

By JAMES PRICHARD By James Prichard The Associated Press GRAND HAVEN, Mich. WHEN NATURE CALLS, campers at Michigan's Grand Haven State Park can now go "green" at a new, environmentally friendly toilet-shower building that is the first of its kind in the state park system.

2008-07-14 09:00:35

AR A When it comes to saving water, every drop counts . A home's bathroom is a good target, because that's where a lot of water goes down the drain.

2008-06-24 02:30:06

Metal thieves have stolen stainless steel toilet units from a block on the A158 near Langworth. The units had just been replaced after a similar theft a few months ago.

2007-12-13 12:00:32

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The best-kept plumbing industry secret continues to escape the attention of public officials. A majority of low flush toilets can easily be adjusted from 1.6 gallons to as high as 4.4 gallons per flush, said Robert Easter, CEO H2O Guard, Inc.

2007-11-09 15:00:00

Sim Jae-duck has made his political career as South Korea's Mr. Toilet by beautifying public restrooms. Now he's got a home befitting his title: a toilet-shaped domicile complete with the latest in lavatory luxury.

2007-07-11 18:00:00

They're flush with pride in Chongqing, where a recently opened porcelain palace features an Egyptian facade, soothing music and more than 1,000 toilets spread out over 30,000 square feet.

2006-06-07 01:50:00

Beijing residents can do their bit to ease the city's severe water shortage problem from the comfort of their toilet seat, according to an exhibition which opened on Wednesday.

2006-04-02 20:11:16

By Lars Paronen TORONTO (Reuters) - A man was killed in a "wall of flames" in a downtown Toronto coffee shop on Sunday, after a device exploded inside a washroom, according to police and eyewitnesses.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.