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    Nothing says the holidays like....

    Way to harsh a shopping spree.

    Browned off! Shoppers covered in poop after overfilled septic tanker explodes all over busy Chinese street

    At first eyewitnesses in Hechi city thought there had been a car accident
    But when they got closer, they found a tide of foul-smelling brown sludge
    Payouts look unlikely after lorry and waste firms each blamed the other

    By Dan Bloom for MailOnline
    Published: 08:47 EST, 29 December 2014 | Updated: 11:14 EST, 29 December 2014


    Stunned shoppers were showered with sewage when an overfilled septic tanker blew up.

    The passers-by sought medical attention after having their faces covered in foul-smelling brown sludge in Hechi, China - and the owner of this shop was even less fortunate.

    He complained it would take a week to clean up after almost every item on sale was coated in thick, hazardous slurry.


    Sludge: Unsuspecting shoppers were showered with slurry when a septic tanker blew up in Hechi, China

    Eyewitness Dong Tang told local television: 'I noticed some people gathered in the street and thought there had been a car accident.

    'I wasn't really paying attention, but then the smell hit me. It was disgusting.

    'Then I realised that a tank filled with some disgusting brown liquid had exploded, scattering it all over the street and the people who were shopping or walking past.

    'At one of the shops, just about every item on display was covered in brown liquid. The shopkeeper was highly agitated.

    'He complained that everything was ruined and said he needed to shut the business for a week to clean up the mess.'



    Stench: Some walked away from the scene covering their noses, while others sought medical assistance

    Any hope of compensation looks futile however - because the firm which made the truck has blamed the firm which operated it, and vice versa.

    A spokesman for the company that handles the collection and storage of waste in the south western city said the incident was caused by a technical fault with the vehicle.

    The company said those affected should seek compensation from the vehicle manufacturer.

    The manufacturer, meanwhile, told local media that explosions typically result from poor maintenance and failure to follow the proper operating instructions.

    Police said the contents of the truck had mainly been from local sewers, but it also emptied septic tanks from public toilets from time to time.

    Spokesman Cai Chin said: 'No-one suffered physical harm, but many of those covered sought medical attention for fear that chemicals used in the cleaning process, or indeed diseases from the sludge, could cause harm to those affected by the blast.'


    Stuff happens: But the operators of the sewage tanker (pictured) blamed its manufacturers, and vice versa
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    Ok, so that's a bit of bad luck.

    What would you do? Jump in your car and go home like that? I think I would just strip down and find the closest hose! Toss the clothes and drive home naked.

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    Viva La Revolucion!!!

    China to launch 'toilet revolution' across tourist sites



    China is promising that a "toilet revolution" will take place at tourist sites across the country this year as it gears up to increase the number as well as the quality of public toilets, the head of China's National Tourist Administration said this past Thursday.

    Around 33,500 new toilets will be built at tourist spots in the near future and another 25,000 will be renovated as part of a three-year nationwide plan, Li Jinzao, head of CTA, said in a People's Daily report.
     
    Li admitted that the current state of public toilets in the country leaves much to be desired and should be improved to meet with international tourism standards. He said that by 2017, China's toilets will boast a "three-star rating" and will be "of adequate quality, hygienic, free of charge and effectively managed"...yey?

    Maybe it will even inspire people to stop peeing on historical structures.

    Meanwhile, billions of RMB will be invested in the country's tourism sector in the coming three years, Li estimated.

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    I'll believe this when China gets Wushu into the Olympics.
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    Slightly OT

    Not toilets, toilet paper. This is just the beginning of the article as you need a subscription to read it all, but you get the idea.

    China seizes toilet paper with Hong Kong Chief Exec Leung Chun Ying's face on it
    Published on Feb 7, 2015 4:16 PM


    This photo taken on Dec 23, 2014 shows novelty toilet paper with the image of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (right) in a flat turned into a recreation of the main pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP

    HONG KONG (AFP) - China has wiped the smile off pro-democracy activists' faces by seizing 7,600 rolls of toilet paper featuring Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying pulling a series of ridiculous expressions.

    Hong Kong's Democratic Party said the toilet paper, along with 20,000 packets of tissues, were to be sold at a popular Chinese New Year fair opening next week before the products were seized by the mainland authorities.

    The Democratic Party - the largest pro-democracy group in the southern Chinese city - hoped to sell the tissues to raise funds for their activities ahead of a week-long holiday beginning on Feb 19. "I think the Chinese government just wants to suppress all different opinions," the party's chief Lam Cheuk Ting told AFP, adding that the Chinese authorities seized the products at a factory at an undisclosed location on the mainland on Friday morning.

    "Our products are just some kind of joke, which presents no harm to so-called national security," Mr Lam said. "It is a violation of freedom of expression," he said, adding that activists were working on a backup plan to ensure the product range would still be available, but refused to give further details.

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    This makes me proud to be an American. Here in America, we can print anyone's image on toilet paper with no fear of reprisal.
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    Japan vs. China styles

    Japan wins here. No question about it.

    Chinese shoppers flock to Japan for preferred toilet seats



    Chinese shoppers have long traveled to Japan to stock up on superior-quality disposable diapers for their babies. Now, they're eyeing a Japanese product of luxury for their own derričres.

    That is, of course, the toilet seat. Anyone who's been to Japan could tell you that the country produces some **** fine toilets. With their various spray features and heat options, toilets in Japan are far beyond just a porcelain bowl. They play music, they follow commands and they will probably one day take over the human race. Travelers from China to Japan have recently been scooping up bidet toilet seats like novelty keychains, according to China Real Time:

    News segments on the shopping frenzy shown on Chinese state television showed a Japanese store manager bemused by herds of Chinese tour groups who take just one afternoon to clean out, so to speak, his entire store. Price per bidet? Just 2,000 yuan ($320) a pop.

    Picking up on the trend, the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily just will not admit to China's, and let's face it—much of the world's—shortcomings when it comes to the modern toilet. “Do Japanese toilet lids smell better? the editorial questioned. “Hopefully our countrymen will buy Chinese products, because supporting our country’s industries - isn’t that a kind of patriotism?”

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    squat pooping is actually gerd for the healthy

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    Slightly OT

    There's a vid if you follow the link. I didn't watch it. It was taking to long to load and then I was all 'why am I waiting to see this?'
    China: Boy launched into the air by exploding manhole cover
    By Adam Justice
    February 16, 2015 11:44 GMT

    An exploding manhole cover launched a boy into the air on 9 February after he threw a lit firecracker into a sewer and triggered a blast in central China's Henan Province.

    Surveillance video at a residential community in Shangqiu city shows the boy, accompanied by an adult and two younger children, tossing two lit firecrackers into the manhole and seconds later being blasted about two metres into the air. Two manhole covers were launched more than three metres high.

    Bao Yiming, who witnessed the accident and is a member of the community's security staff, recalled the explosion.

    "The three manholes were all next to the boy and it was a very serious explosion. The boy lay down here," said Bao. "The boy stood up after a few minutes. His leg had a flesh wound and he had a little bruise on the right side of his face."

    The three manholes affected by the accident have been repaired, according to management staff in the community.
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    Japanese toilet seats are trending in China

    It must suck to be a Chinese tourist traveling outside of China. All your souvenirs are probably made in China.

    Hangzhou man splurges on toilet seat in Japan only to find out it's...made in Hangzhou



    Over the Spring Festival holiday, it's estimated that as many as 450,000 Chinese tourists visited Japan to fork out a total of six billion yuan on products. Among these products were Japanese toilet seats, which, as we've reported before, are being snapped up in bulk by tourists from the Middle Kingdom seeking a "superior" porcelain bowl experience.

    One Chinese resident identified by his surname Wang was one of these tourists. According to a Weibo post from Sina News, Wang hopped over to Japan from his hometown of Hangzhou during the Lunar New Year holiday to purchase a new toilet seat for an unknown amount, only to later realize that it was made in China. Actually, it was made in Hangzhou.

    "After having come this far, I can't believe I bought something that was actually manufactured right at my doorstep. Have I become a manual laborer moving these toilets or what," he questioned.

    Online, netizens have joked that it was actually the toilets that've gone to Japan for holiday.

    Unfortunately, however, it's not just toilet seats posing under a superior brand. Another post tells of a sorry soul from China who picked up some hitomebore rice, a high-end Japanese rice grain, during his holiday in Japan for a grand 150 RMB a pound, only to discover that the rice was grown in Liaoning province, where it retails for around six to 15 yuan per pound.

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    By Katie Nelson in News on Mar 2, 2015 12:30 PM
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    Here's more on this trend...

    Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
    Japanese toilet seats


    An employee of Japanese character goods maker Sanrio on Feb. 2 displays a prototype model of a Hello Kitty branded toilet seat, complete with heating and warm water shower functions, in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP/Getty Images)
    By Sean Silbert

    For hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers visiting Japan during the Chinese New Year holiday, the top item on their souvenir lists was headed straight for their bottoms.

    Chinese tourists flooded Japan last week, spending an estimated $959 million in Japan’s shopping malls and department stores, according to Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times. While many splurged on luxury goods, the hot item this season was Japanese toilet seats.

    The electric seats, known for being dizzyingly complicated, feature add-ons such as automatic disinfection, bidet services, warmers, perfumes and “masking noises” that can cover up any indiscreet sounds while one is using the loo. Some Chinese buyers didn’t even ask the price for the toilet seats when purchasing them, according to the Beijing Youth Daily. They sell for $300 and up.

    On his social media account, Chinese finance writer Wu Xiaobo recently penned a post titled, “Go to Japan to buy a Toilet Seat,” in which he praised the accessories, calling them easy to install.

    While the interest of Chinese consumers was a boon for Japanese businesses, the state-run Chinese media was a bit disturbed by the phenomenon.

    The Global Times even found it necessary to pen an editorial on the trend, chiding Chinese buyers.

    “That Chinese tourists swamp Japanese stores at a time when [China] is facing a sluggish domestic demand is certainly not something to be proud of,” the paper opined. China’s economic growth rate has been slowing, though it still far outpaces Japan’s.

    The editorial acknowledged a disparity between the quality of Japanese and Chinese goods, saying that the popularity of Japanese toilet seats can be explained by the fact that “they explicitly show the human touch, intelligent design and sophistication of Japanese goods.”

    But the newspaper, known for its vitriolic nationalism, also used the opportunity to take a dig at Japan while saying that Chinese-made goods have been narrowing the gap.

    “Japan used to dominate the global household electrical appliance market, but now consumers only recognize its toilet seats or rice cookers, which demonstrates the regression of its industry,” the editorial said.

    The toilet seat affair comes amid chilly relations between the two East Asian countries, which have become colder since Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in 2012. The two nations have been locked in a dispute over a set of barren islands near Taiwan, as well as how to acknowledge and commemorate World War II-era atrocities.

    The Chongqing Evening News criticized Chinese shoppers’ embrace of the Japanese bathroom products, noting that similarly fancy toilet seats are already produced in China at comparable prices. Differences in voltages between the two countries make installing ones made for the Japanese market inconvenient in China, the paper said.

    The Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily even chimed in, urging Chinese to buy local, and asking, “Do Japanese toilet seats really smell better?”

    Despite an official meeting between Xi and Abe late last year that seemingly promised a warming between the two countries, tension at an official level remains high and anti-Japanese sentiment is common in Chinese state media.

    In one recent sign of the continued frostiness, the common name of the China-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing was changed this month to remove the word “friendship.”

    Silbert is a special correspondent.
    If you've ever used a Japanese toilet seat and a Chinese toilet, this makes total sense.
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    Slightly OT

    Some people just shouldn't travel with their babies.


    Police were called (left) after the woman refused to close the toilet door. The captain ordered her and her child off the plane. Photos: Apple Daily, internet
    Mar 3, 2015 12:44pm

    Flight delayed 3 hours after woman refuses to close toilet door

    A Dragonair flight to Beijing was delayed by nearly three hours after a woman refused to close the door of a cabin toilet while she was cleaning up her child’s diaper, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.

    Flight KA902 was scheduled to depart Hong Kong at 3 p.m. Saturday with 277 passengers on board. The plane eventually took off at 5:50 p.m. and landed in Beijing at 8:54 p.m. Passengers were furious about the delay.

    A passenger surnamed Chan said everyone was seated, waiting for takeoff, when they were hit by a strong smell from the toilet, where a woman from the mainland was taking care of her child, who was believed to be suffering from diarrhea.

    The woman was spotted using the sink in the lavatory to clean up what was believed to be feces.

    She reportedly refused requests by flight attendants to close the door and became engaged in fierce verbal exchanges with other passengers.

    Police were called. The captain ordered the mother and her child off the plane.

    The crew needed time to unload the pair’s luggage, and the airline arranged for cleaners to clean the toilet, so the flight was delayed.

    Dragonair said in a statement Monday night that a female passenger traveling with a child was ordered off the plane as her behavior on board was deemed inappropriate and her attitude uncooperative.

    The airline apologized to the passengers affected by the delay.

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    Slipped in the shower...

    ...if you know anyone who has worked in an ER for a long time, ask them to recount some tales of 'slipped and fell' patients.


    There's a vid if you follow the link.
    Woman's foot rescued from toilet in China using a spoon
    A woman in Guanxi province had to enlist the help of emergency services - and at one point a spoon - when she managed to wedge her foot down a toilet

    By Telegraph video, video source Newsflare
    6:34PM GMT 04 Mar 2015

    In China nothing is beyond the imagination and this video of fire fighters rescuing a woman’s foot from a toilet proves that very point.

    In the footage, captured during the rescue in Guangxi Province on Thursday, the firemen can be seen using special equipment to break the drain and release the woman’s ankle.

    At one point, the equipment was sacrificed in favour of a spoon, which fire fighters used to excavate the concrete around her foot.



    According to local reports, the woman slipped while taking a shower, causing her left foot to become lodged in the squat toilet.



    Fortunately, she escaped the ordeal without any serious injuries beyond the bruising seen at the end of the footage.
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    This is crazy.. I haven't find anything in India.. Toilet shape utensils for eatables ..

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    More on the Chinese craze for Japanese toilets made in China

    You'd think if this company had half a brain, they'd open their domestic market at a significant discount.

    A look inside the Hangzhou factory making toilet seats for sale in Japan (to Chinese tourists)



    Thousands of Chinese tourists have recently been traveling to Japan to scoop up its coveted luxury toilet seats. As we previously reported, one unlucky soul from Hangzhou who dropped cash on what he believed was a Japanese-brand porcelain seat returned from the country to find that the product was actually made in Hangzhou.

    More precisely, it was produced by Panasonic Home Appliances (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

    Chinese media (perhaps as a firm reminder as to where those so-called superior Japanese lids really come from) recently published some images showing the inner-workings of said factory.

    Take a look here:
















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    tough crook

    Night in toilet
    Source: Shanghai Daily | March 17, 2015, Tuesday

    A MAN has been detained for stealing three garments worth more than 6,000 yuan (US$960) from the New World Department Store on East Nanjing Road on March 9, police said yesterday. The man, surnamed Zhang, hid in the toilet overnight, and stole the garments early in the morning before the store opened. He walked out with the stolen goods after the store opened for business at 10am. He told police he spent about 12 hours in the store’s toilet.
    Part of me wants more details on this story. Another part doesn't.
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    dang...

    Sounds like he didn't get away with it. Poor b#stard.

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