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Friday, September 4, 2015

Loos Around The World

Above, a popular Japanese high-tech toilet. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Ever wondered what toilets look like and operate in foreign countries? Well, RocketNews 24 will answer that question for you as they posted an article with a video on toilet types found in different countries.

They begin with:
Love and music may not have borders, but neither do other universal concepts like the call of nature. 
Although Japan is famous for its modern toilet technology (there’s even a museum now), many non-Eastern Asians are often taken aback when they visit the country and have their first encounter with the older, squatting kind. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a staple in most Japanese schools, parks, and stations. 
The fact that there’s such a gap in modern toilet technology got us curious about how toilet models and their degree of upkeep varies worldwide, and fortunately one brave soul has gone through the trouble of filming bathrooms across the globe to answer this very question.
The video, as it shows the different toilets, is set to Johann Strauss II's  "The Blue Danube," which is familiar to fans of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

To read more and see the video, go here.

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