Monday, September 18, 2006

Travel An Ends To A Means For Global Toilet Book

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s this for a crappy idea: A coffee table book documenting toilets from around the globe.

Believe it or not, that’s the premise of Toilets of the World (Merrell), which is an international photographic journal of johns, loos and commodes of all shapes, sizes and uses.

Author Morna E. Gregory was inspired to write the book while in the South Pacific thinking about how hard it was too find a good toilet.

Among her stranger discoveries are the many toilets found in India cafes also have shower heads.

In Canada, women can use something called a L’urinette, a female urinal designed with an extended funnel and cup-like attachment to, ahem, bring the toilet bowl to her, so to speak.

Finally, one of New York’s swankiest nightclubs, Bar 89, has clear plate glass on the bathroom doors but, don’t worry, they turn opaque when the door latch is locked.

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