Bewildered Littleton, Colorado residents wonder why toilet paper is being spread all over town

At first glance, Littleton looks like ground zero for Halloween pranksters this year — toilet paper is strewn across street after street and block after block. The messy look prompted a few irritated inquiries from residents on the city’s Facebook page this week, like this one from Madison Lucas: “This is UGLY!! All over Littleton!!”Continue reading “Bewildered Littleton, Colorado residents wonder why toilet paper is being spread all over town”

Man rescued from inside public lavatory in Norway

By Agence France-Presse Firemen in Norway came to the rescue Friday of a man who climbed into an outdoor public toilet to retrieve a friend’s cell phone, after he got stuck in the tank. Cato Berntsen Larsen, 20, was able to climb through the toilet seat opening to recover the phone lying at the bottomContinue reading “Man rescued from inside public lavatory in Norway”

First-Ever In-Home Toilets Spotted for Ants

Other than dung beetles, most animals try their best to avoid poop. Humans typically build entire rooms designed to flush the stuff away. The ick factor evolved for good reason: fecal matter is a great place for microorganisms to live and grow, some of which can lead to serious infection and illness. Like us, manyContinue reading “First-Ever In-Home Toilets Spotted for Ants”

Montana trying to dispose of Cold War commode kits

A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. Forty-two fiberboard drums labeled “SK IV Sanitation Kit” were shipped to Gallatin County in January 1964, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/24mUN5C) reported. The kits contain a toilet seat, commode liner, 10Continue reading “Montana trying to dispose of Cold War commode kits”

Solid Gold: Precious Metals Discovered to be Concentrated in Human Fecal Matter

Instead of flushing millions down the toilet, humans could be mining their poop for gold. That’s at least what some researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) think. They’re looking for ways to squeeze metals like gold and silver out of solid waste. When poop arrives at a wastewater treatment plant, it is separated intoContinue reading “Solid Gold: Precious Metals Discovered to be Concentrated in Human Fecal Matter”