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Postby solana » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:57 pm

The Healthy Home of the Future comes to Japan

As if Japan isn't already WAY ahead of the United States with their technological advancement…In May of 1999, a new paperless toilet was created! As a "nation obsessed with hygiene", Japan has outdone themselves and made a latrine from "bacteria-resistant metals". The paperless toilet comes complete with a washing/rinsing mechanism, a blow-drying component, and a heating element. What will they think of next? (The Lancet)


hmmm


speaking of toilet paper...

did you other americans know that TP in the UK is better...
or at least bigger...

What you as a roll of TP there, is as big as a "triple roll" here...
a triple roll here is pretty much what we used to get when we had a single roll....
before they started making the cardboard tube big enough to put your arm through.
well maybe not your arm, but you know what I mean....

just saying.....
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Postby Bedford » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:00 pm

If UK toilet paper is bigger...

...does that mean that Brits are more full of crap. :biggrin:
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Postby solana » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:10 pm

certainly not!


just less devious and greedy


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Postby pilvikki » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:44 pm

did you know that they're clear-cutting forests for buttwipe?

why can't we have it made from recycled, non-bleached paper, it's not like we'll be writing sonnets on them!

and a rinse sounds way more hygenic anyway...
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Postby Makinamess » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:18 am

pilvikki wrote:.... why can't we have it made from recycled, non-bleached paper, it's not like we'll be writing sonnets on them! ......


We've had loo roll made from recycled paper for years here, it's cheap, nice to use (although one can buy some fairly nasty stuff too) and obviously saves trees.
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Postby solana » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:48 am

or



TP- Purely Cotton toilet paper is introduced and made from 100% of cotton and water, no wood. This from a new Seattle based company.


or we can go with the japanese.... sounds pricey tho....
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Postby pilvikki » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:19 am

bucket next to the toilet....
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Postby angel » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:55 am

been using this for years. a quick rinse once a week and it's all peachy again.

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notice the little detail for those hard to reach corners. it really is awesome.
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Postby Sarah » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:28 am

I'm assuming you don't use that on yourself, Angel?
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Postby solana » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:36 am

that looks ouchie :!:
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Postby angel » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:37 am

Sarah wrote:I'm assuming you don't use that on yourself, Angel?

then why would it be in a topic on loo paper?
solana wrote:that looks ouchie

you get used to it quite fast.
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Postby solana » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:56 am

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Postby meadow » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:46 am

Japanese toilets not only do all that but more! they will make "water splashing" sounds to mask you going pee! *LOL*

just make sure you go into a "Western toilet" and not a Japanese one without warning! you might get a nice surprise to see the toilet on the floor and you pretty much squat over it. once you figure out the "trick" to not peeing on yourself, your shoes or your pants...it's easy to use.

but yeah, Japanese bathrooms are by far and away the absolute CLEANEST things i've ever been in my entire life. even this little out of the way bathroom we used in some park...clean as a whistle. not a piece of garbage or dirt in sight.

i miss Japan. they are the best kind of people to visit on a first trip internationally. they are fantastic!
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Postby Makinamess » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:56 am

angel wrote:been using this for years. a quick rinse once a week and it's all peachy again........

notice the little detail for those hard to reach corners. it really is awesome.


Looks mighty similar (in design if not in texture) to the roman sponges, Angel ! Darn clever them thar Romans....
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Postby pilvikki » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:23 pm

what do they use in the sahara where there are no trees, nor water?

sandblasting?

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Postby solana » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:31 pm

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Postby meadow » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:33 pm

they don't do anything. they do their business and go from there. they don't wipe from what i understand and read. depending on where they are, if they are displaced [like in camps in Darfur] or nomads...they can build "pit latrines" and sometimes aid organizations provide paper.
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Postby haysi » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:13 pm

:lol: I like Andrex honey coloured loo roll.

I am not into those big toilet brushes that Angel posted EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK
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