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    Public Restrooms Around the World

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    Thanks for that Jimbo. I may never eat a softy cone again.

    And I always hold tight to my phone in the crapper.

    Always.

    ****ty day for guy who drops phone into toilet, reaches to pick it up and gets stuck

    [IMG]http://shanghaiist.com/attachments/alexlinder/****ty_day.jpg[/IMG]

    One Zhejiang man had a seriously crappy day after his mobile phone accidentally slipped into the toilet.

    [IMG]http://shanghaiist.com/attachments/alexlinder/****ty_day2.jpg[/IMG]

    Not one to simply let it go, the guy actually reached down into that hole of excrement to retrieve his precious communication device . Instead, he got his arm stuck inside the squat toilet. "****!"

    [IMG]http://shanghaiist.com/attachments/alexlinder/****ty_day3.jpg[/IMG]

    Firefighters and sewage workers had to be called in for the rescue operation which took more than an agonizing hour. Hopefully, he learned his lesson.

    Reports haven't made clear if the man actually got his phone back or not. We certainly hope so.

    [IMG]http://shanghaiist.com/attachments/alexlinder/****ty_day4.jpg[/IMG]

    In 2013, one poor kid got his leg stuck inside a squat toilet, leading to a 30-minute rescue by firefighters, who apparently see this kind of thing all the time.

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    aw crap

    Our forum censor won't allow me to post those pics because it deletes the word ****.

    Well, at least I'm having a better day than that guy....so far.
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    5th space

    Beijing unveils new cutting-edge, high-tech public toilets called '5th space'



    Beijing's new generation of high-tech public restrooms officially opened to the public this past Thursday, aiming to revamp the capital's image for having somewhat grimy public toilets.



    With the appearance of a bright convenience store, "5th space" was opened outside government offices in the city's Fangshan district. The building is complete with Wi-Fi, vending machines, ATMs, flat-screen TV sets, electric-car charging outposts and recycling bins for paper and plastic bottles.



    In addition, lounges and shower rooms are also available on-site for workers manning the building.



    An official from the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group told reporters that the public toilets will become "the fifth space" alongside the family space, work space, leisure space and cyber space.



    The new toilets will be rolled out across Beijing in the near future in Fangshan, Tongzhou, Shunyi and Pingu districts. Other Chinese cities in line to receive some much needed high-tech toilets include Guiyang, Haikou, Kunming and Zhangjiakou.



    Perhaps this is what Li Jinzao, head of China's National Tourist Administration, meant when he said that there would be a "toilet revolution" across China, promising that by 2017 all toilets will boast a "three-star rating" and will be "of adequate quality, hygienic, free of charge and effectively managed."
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    Slightly OT



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    KTV toilet explodes

    Ouch. Harsh.

    Hubei woman seriously injured after toilet at KTV 'explodes' underneath her



    One evening earlier this month a woman sat down on a toilet at a local KTV in Hubei, just as her skin touched the commode, the thing exploded, sending broken shards into the lower half of her body.
    The violent accident resulted in serious injuries including a 7cm cut to her genitals. Bleeding heavily, the woman was transported to a hospital in the provincial capital of Wuhan, where she underwent three hours of surgery, reports NetEase. Following 48 hours in the intensive care unit, she was finally declared out of danger.



    According to Apple Daily, while the KTV owner has acknowledged the accident, he doesn't believe that his toilet spontaneously exploded, instead his theory is that the woman squatted on top of the commode, causing it to break and shatter. The woman has denied that she did any such thing.
    Either way, the two parties have settled with the owner paying out 20,000 yuan in hospital costs. We'll have to see what kind of toilet he buys as a replacement.

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    Chongqing's five star toilets

    While posting here on the forum can be like taking a dump, the last thing I'd want to do is surf the net while at a public toilet.

    High-tech toilet in Chongqing offers insanely fast Wifi to its customers



    A public toilet in Chongqing is now offering its users free 50 Mbps Wifi, a speed faster than what most enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.
    The toilet is the first of twenty five star toilets which the local government plans to build in Chongqing's Nanan district during 2016.
    In addition to the super fast Wifi, the public toilet also features a large array of phone charging ports, a refrigerator, microwave and water dispenser. Staff manning the high-tech outpost are also in possession of first aid supplies and medicines.



    Speaking to reporters from Chongqing Evening News, a local official said, "During sunny conditions the toilet is capable of generating enough electricity to power itself. Our tests indicate that the solar panels will allow us to save 2,460 yuan each year."
    In recent years China has begun to spend money on rolling out a new generation of public toilets in a bid to shake off its reputation for having somewhat grimy loos. A few months ago Beijing rolled out its vision for the future of the restroom called "5th space."

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    Cop lost his gun

    10,000.00 CNY = $1,521.33 USD

    How much does a cop gun cost in China anyway?

    Guiyang cop loses gun down the toilet, text sent out offering 10,000 RMB for its recovery



    CNY buzz might have gotten to be too much for a police officer in Guizhou province, who managed to misplace his gun in a public toilet in Guiyang on Saturday.
    Xiuwen county residents were then treated to text messages from the local government, who offered a 10,000 yuan reward for information, Sina reports.




    Apparently the plea worked, as the missing gun was reportedly found Tuesday. However, no further details were released.
    Happily, this gun-related mishap has ended with less blood than other police flubs in times past.
    Friendly reminder these are the guys responsible for public security. And a happy new year to y'all.
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    Toilet Revolution!

    There is probably a good Cultural Revolution pun to be made here...

    China's 'toilet revolution' could see unruly users blacklisted
    By Adam Taylor
    7:14 AM Thursday Feb 18, 2016


    China's bathroom facilities have long been the butt of tourists' jokes. Photo / Getty

    At the start of last year, China announced a new revolution. A toilet revolution. The plan was to bring the country's bathroom facilities, long the butt of tourists' jokes, up to the standards of the international traveller. Tens of thousands of new public toilets were to be constructed, while old toilets would be renovated; all at a total cost billed at more than 12.5 billion yuan ($1.9 billion).

    Yet the problem wasn't just the facilities: Authorities think that bathroom etiquette may need to be adjusted, with punishments meted out for bad behaviour. On Wednesday, China's national tourism regulator suggested that the "toilet revolution" could see those who misbehave in public bathrooms blacklisted from the facilities.

    "Many people spend a lot of time dressing themselves, but they do not spare a second to flush the toilet," Li Shihong, deputy chief of the China National Tourism Administration (NTA), was quoted as saying in China Daily.

    "Toilet civilisation has a long way to go in China."

    A potential blacklist would target "uncivilized behavior in public conveniences," the state newspaper reports. Exactly how that would work is unclear, but the plan does sound similar to the NTA's move to publicly name and shame Chinese tourists guilty of "uncivilized behavior" while traveling outside the country. The NTA's website currently lists the names of 16 Chinese tourists who engaged in a variety of unsavory activities while abroad, including brawling on airplanes and punching store clerks.

    China's public bathrooms have long proved to be an anxiety-causing destination even for seasoned expatriates. In 2005, Peter Goodman described the standard experience in a dispatch for The Washington Post:

    In a public toilet - be it at the park, on a main thoroughfare, at the airport or in a train station - the air is often so foul that you limit your breathing. The smell wafts out into the surrounding neighborhood. You keep your eyes turned upward, to avoid fixing on the squalid floor. Most toilets have no toilet paper. Many lack running water. Everywhere, flushing seems optional. People with major business to attend to must typically execute it in full view of everyone else over a big gulley without privacy walls. Sit-down toilets? Rare.

    Authorities in the country were aware of the problem and convened a "Toilet Association" to help address the problem. More than a decade later, things have improved, though perhaps not as much as you would hope.

    New details of the construction underway in the "Toilet Revolution" suggest that remarkably ambitious changes may be afoot in China's public bathrooms. Not only will there be expected changes like Western-style toilets and deodorization technology, but a recent draft from the NTA suggests that there could be big screen televisions, free wi-fi, ATMs and sofas. It sounds luxurious - if you can get in.

    - Washington Post

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    More on the Toilet Revolution

    ...in the Washington Post, no less (same author tho)

    China’s ‘toilet revolution’ could see unruly users blacklisted from public bathrooms
    By Adam Taylor February 17


    Posters, including those advertising treatments for sexually transmitted diseases, are stuck to the walls of a public toilet in a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing's Shigezhuang village. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

    At the start of last year, China announced a new revolution. A toilet revolution. The plan was to bring the country's bathroom facilities, long the butt of tourists' jokes, up to the standards of the international traveller. Tens of thousands of new public toilets were to be constructed, while old toilets would be renovated; all at a total cost billed at more than 12.5 billion yuan ($1.9 billion).

    Yet the problem wasn't just the facilities: Authorities think that bathroom etiquette may need to be adjusted, with punishments meted out for bad behavior. On Wednesday, China's national tourism regulator suggested that the "toilet revolution" could see those who misbehave in public bathrooms blacklisted from the facilities.

    "Many people spend a lot of time dressing themselves, but they do not spare a second to flush the toilet," Li Shihong, deputy chief of the China National Tourism Administration (NTA), was quoted as saying in China Daily. "Toilet civilization has a long way to go in China."

    A potential blacklist would target "uncivilized behavior in public conveniences," the state newspaper reports. Exactly how that would work is unclear, but the plan does sound similar to the NTA's move to publicly name and shame Chinese tourists guilty of "uncivilized behavior" while traveling outside the country. The NTA's website currently lists the names of 16 Chinese tourists who engaged in a variety of unsavory activities while abroad, including brawling on airplanes and punching store clerks.

    China's public bathrooms have long proved to be an anxiety-causing destination even for seasoned expatriates. In 2005, Peter S. Goodman described the standard experience in a dispatch for The Washington Post:

    In a public toilet — be it at the park, on a main thoroughfare, at the airport or in a train station — the air is often so foul that you limit your breathing. The smell wafts out into the surrounding neighborhood. You keep your eyes turned upward, to avoid fixing on the squalid floor. Most toilets have no toilet paper. Many lack running water. Everywhere, flushing seems optional. People with major business to attend to must typically execute it in full view of everyone else over a big gulley without privacy walls. Sit-down toilets? Rare.

    Authorities in the country were aware of the problem and convened a "Toilet Association" to help address the problem. More than a decade later, things have improved, though perhaps not as much as you would hope.

    New details of the construction underway in the "Toilet Revolution" suggest that remarkably ambitious changes may be afoot in China's public bathrooms. Not only will there be expected changes like Western-style toilets and deodorization technology, but a recent draft from the NTA suggests that there could be big screen televisions, free wi-fi, ATMs and sofas. It sounds luxurious – if you can get in.


    Adam Taylor writes about foreign affairs for The Washington Post. Originally from London, he studied at the University of Manchester and Columbia University.
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    Ugliest urinals

    These look so nasty. Better to pee in a corner.

    You can now take a **** in public in Chongqing



    Obviously trying to boost its international reputation, Chongqing has followed in the footsteps of San Francisco, Sydney and London by installing a set of very open public urinals right out on the street.



    Happily, the monstrosities come with some degree of modesty, in the form of handy plastic panels. Nonetheless, the contraptions have prompted both scandal and curiosity from Chongqing passersby, reports People's Daily.



    Those with a penchant for public urination should be pleased, though.





    Would you give it a wiz?
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    toilets for tourism!

    Because the thing that draws me to visit a country is its toilets.

    China to build 25,000 public toilets to boost tourism
    POSTED BY: GOPI MARCH 14, 2016

    Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China is set to build 25,000 new public toilets in 2016, as problems with public lavatories have become a major drawback in the country's tourism industry, the media reported on Monday.

    The announcement was made by Li Jinzao, director of China National Tourism Administration during the third plenary meeting of the fourth session of China's 12th National People's Congress on Sunday, People's Daily reported.

    In a “toilet revolution” launched in 2015, China has constructed and renovated over 22,000 public toilets, but they are unevenly scattered, poorly managed and in low quality.

    According to Li, the “toilet revolution” will continue in order to solve problems with public toilets in three years.

    “The new toilets will cover inside and outside of the tourist attractions in both urban and rural areas,” Li added.
    I suppose this actually validates the underlying point I've been making with this here thread. Chinese toilets are an adventure in themselves. Perhaps this movement will make this thread become no more than a historic artifact soon. Doubtful, but it could happen.
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    Trump toilets

    Classy Chinese company selling luxury 'Trump Toilets' makes a splash online



    If you happen to think that Donald Trump is full of ****, well, it seems fate is smiling upon you as a Chinese company selling high-end, luxurious "Trump Toilets" exists to make your bathroom experience great again.
    Despite the company having no connection with Trump at all, it isn't entirely free from Trump-like language, claiming to be the FIRST company to make retractable seat protectors and also claiming that over ONE BILLION people use their products every year, in multiple countries, Foreign Policy reports.
    Indeed, the weird image of a child hugging a toilet on the company's homepage coupled with weak copyright law and a lucky coincidence could make Shenzhen Trump Industries even more popular in years to come. New customers wanting to relieve themselves of Trump's verbal diarrhea atop a high-end flushing machine can even get a self-changing seat protector that comes in both blue and green. Fancy.
    And for a company specializing in smart commodes for hotels, spas, hospitals and beauty centers, even its name "Chuang Pu" (创普) sounds awfully close to Trump's Chinese name, "Chuan Pu" (川普), which both fittingly sound like poo.



    Well, if you ever want to demonstrate how ill Trump really makes you feel, just know that there's a Chinese company who might be able to relieve you.
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    Slightly OT

    There's a vid too, if you really must see more...

    Rescue crews help free boy who got his head stuck in a TOILET pipe
    WHEN you get your head trapped in a plastic water pipe, you know it’s probably not going to be your day.

    By George Mills / Published 8th July 2016

    But that’s exactly what happened to a five-year-old boy, who managed to wedge his own head inside a piece of plastic piping while pretending to be a superhero.

    The bizarre footage, recorded in China’s Zhejiang Province, documents firefighters’ attempts to free the young lad from his newly-acquired helmet.

    Initially the boy seems nervous and frightened, refusing to come to terms with his new life as a plumbing accessory.


    SHANGHAI NEWS
    WEDGED: The young boy gets his head firmly stuck inside the pipe

    His parents manage to calm him down after talking to him for a few minutes, allowing rescue teams to begin the delicate process of sawing off the plastic prison.

    After around half an hour, firefighters’ attempts to free the lad using a combination of power tools eventually pays off and he walks away a free man once again.

    “Luckily the fireman holding the circular saw had a steady hand,” said one viewer.


    SHANGHAI NEWS
    DAMAGE: The pipe had started to make the lad's neck swell up

    While the story eventually had a happy ending, it no doubt served as a cruel reminder to parents to keep an eye on the kids – especially while hunting for superhero costumes.

    Earlier this year, a woman in America enjoyed a little more success in her quest to turn herself into a superhero.

    Kay Pike, a make-up extraordinaire and special effects artist, transformed herself into Marvel comic book hero Deadpool – using only body paint.
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