This is a scheduled post. I’m somewhere in Tarlac for the weekend on some goody two-shoe activity, perhaps I will update this post next week to share how this Aeta Community gets rid of their poop. I’m guessing dig & bury.
Apologies for the NSFW terms because i won’t get your attention otherwise! So if the video and photo below do not keep you, feel free to close tab or whatever.
For all of us who have access to the internet, we take toilets for granted. I would hear an occassional whine about not having a personal one, but I’d like to share some perspective.
While there is a huge research now of the futuristic toilet that will no longer require water and will allow recycling, it’s really shocking to find out that considering the modern times, 2.6 billion people in the world that do not have this privilege and guess what? In time, will affect us all.
Okay, so you’re finding me gross, I’ll tone it down a bit by cutting down on seriously heavy stuff but still about toilets:
Best toilets are the ones in Dubai, where bidets seem to be mandatory.
I got freaked out with the squat toilets I first saw in the ladies room at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. When I stayed in Malaysia, I realized these are more sanitary than the sit-down ones.
Then again I shouldn’t complain because I have this distinct memory as a kid that on our public elementary school, we used to pee on an elevated section of the bathroom floor, required to “shoot” the urine on the non-elevated, enclosed partition else we pee on our shoes. (Will try to find a photo later. One below is the closest so far that I can find on short notice.)
Pardon for this last one as its such a long read, but such graphic imagery on how this dude’s poop was dislodged, you’ll never need a real photo – follow the link for a more readable size:
- As World Toilet Day Approaches, Museum Research Reveals Brits would rather have an internet connection instead of toilet (prweb.com)
- Matt Damon Talks Shit for World Toilet Day (adweek.com)
- 11th World Toilet Summit, Haikou, Hainan, China, 22-24 November 2011 (sanitationupdates.wordpress.com)
- A Toilet Motorcycle That Literally Runs On Shit (practikel.com)