Scientists claim there is a fine margin between genius and madness and this is one invention which surely proves that theory.
Loo manufacturer Gao Jianguo discovered a way to transform these bog standard unused toilets into fully functional desks by turning one lavatory’s cistern lid into portable lap desks.
Alternatively students can sit on top of the toilet seat backwards and work from a fixed position.
Gao, from Shijiazhuang, northern China, has now donated hundreds of the wacky toilet desks to local schools in the area.
While most critics believe his invention stinks, the inventor says his unique idea will stop hundreds of loos being thrown away every year.
‘We have lots of toilets that we would otherwise throw away,’ said Gau, responding to critics who have poo-poohed the idea.
‘It is wasteful and if we can find a use for them we should.
‘They are brand new and have never been used so there is no hygiene issue.’