Poop-Powered Bike to Tour Japan
Driver's feces to fuel 600-mile jaunt
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 6, 2011 2:39 PM CDT
A driver perches on the bike.   (Tototalk.jp)

(Newser) – Calling it “clean” fuel would be a bit of a stretch: Japan’s top toilet maker has built a bike that runs on human excrement. TOTO’s Toilet Bike Neo has a seat that looks like a toilet, and it’s powered by bio-gas from the driver’s own poop, TreeHugger reports. Apparently, feces is pretty powerful stuff: Some have called it the “new coal,” and it will soon fuel a 600-mile Japanese tour.

The trip includes a stop at a boulder in the shape of a rear end. And if all that isn’t weird enough, the bike also talks and plays music. There remain some questions to be answered: For example, Treehugger asks, does the driver poop in private or while driving? And what happens when the fuel supply runs out?

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Outrageous
Oct 7, 2011 2:53 PM CDT
Taco Bell food will provide the high-octane fuel. Burns three times now!
HMunster
Oct 7, 2011 5:38 AM CDT
THIS would be the perfect vehicle to drive to your local Chinese food restaurant to pick up that Poo Poo Platter...
CoreyMD
Oct 6, 2011 10:41 PM CDT
Many HOAs throw huge obstacles into homeowners just trying to go 'solar' - imagine how they'd SH*T themselves if someone tried to ride a poop-powered bike around their fake spray-painted green lawns? LOL