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Museumgoers Can Poop in This 18-Karat Gold Toilet

It's named 'America'

(Newser) - Consider it the No. 1 way to take a No. 2. New York's Guggenheim Museum on Friday swapped out a plain old porcelain toilet for a solid gold one in a private unisex washroom on its fourth floor and is allowing any paying visitor to use it, reports PIX... More »

Man Trapped in 'Pretty Full' Toilet After Trying to Get Phone

'It was disgusting as hell'

(Newser) - There are good friends and then there's Cato Larsen of Norway. The 20-year-old climbed into the tank of an outdoor toilet Friday after his friend dropped his cellphone into it, AFP reports. According to VG , the friends decided Larsen was the only one skinny enough to get into the... More »

The Numbers Add Up: Peeing in the Shower Makes Sense

It all comes down to water and toilet paper conservation

(Newser) - To pee or not to pee in the shower, that is the question. Various surveys have shown that lots of people do it—one questionnaire on BuzzFeed found that more than 80% of those surveyed say they do. Now IFL Science weighs in on the issue, noting that relieving ourselves... More »

10-Foot Python Bites Man's Penis During Morning Bowel Movement

And that sucker did not want to let go

(Newser) - Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the toilet. Coconuts Bangkok reports Thai resident Attaporn Boonmakchuay was five minutes into his "usual bowel movement" Wednesday morning when a huge python bit him on the penis. The 10-foot snake had, well, snaked its way through his... More »

Baltimore Woman Sues Mayor for Violent Toilet Explosion

She was 'blown off' the toilet seat, suffered injuries and 'mental anguish': suit

(Newser) - A Baltimore woman who says she was blown off of her toilet when it exploded in November 2014, causing her physical injuries and PTSD, as well as loads of physical damage to her home, is now suing the city's mayor and City Council, as well as a couple of... More »

Utility Workers Save Engagement Ring From Sewer

Ring accidentally got flushed down a toilet

(Newser) - A team of utility workers in Jurupa Valley, Calif., performed a small miracle for a bride-to-be when they retrieved her engagement ring from the sewer after she accidentally flushed it, ABC News reports. Carissa Wolter had put the ring, along with a pair of diamond earrings, on a tissue while... More »

Cops: Man's Penis Severed, Flushed by Jealous Husband

Tokyo grad student accused of cutting off man's genitals with garden shears

(Newser) - If you just Googled "jealous husband," "Japan," "penis," and "toilet" to see if there could possibly be any stories that merge all of those keywords into one mind-blowing story, today's your lucky day. One person who's not having a lucky day:... More »

Abandoned Baby Saved From Toilet Pipe

The newborn girl in now in stable condition at a hospital

(Newser) - Police are searching for the parents of a newborn baby found abandoned in a Chinese toilet on Sunday. Passersby heard cries from inside the toilet and alerted authorities. "The baby's head was pointing downward and her whole body had already fallen into the drain. We could only see... More »

Teen Dies After Avoiding Toilet for 2 Months

She goes without bowel movement for weeks, suffers heart attack

(Newser) - A British teenager's toilet phobia appears to have cost her her life. The 16-year-old girl suffered a heart attack after going without a bowel movement for eight weeks, reports the Independent . Authorities say her chronic constipation resulted in distended organs and a compressed chest cavity, factors that contributed to... More »

5 Ways to, Well, Poop Better

First, get a footstool

(Newser) - It's a book that "caused something of a storm in its native Germany," writes Annalisa Barbieri for the Guardian . She's referring to Charming Bowels, a book whose name is not a metaphor (it's out next week in English under a different title). Guilia Enders, a... More »

Almost All the Bathrooms in This Country Are 'Wrong'

Rick Paulas explains why

(Newser) - You have until tomorrow to vote on the winner of this year's " America's Best Restroom " contest, but Rick Paulas has news for you—nearly all of the bathrooms in America are complete failures. He runs down his reasoning at Pacific Standard :
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Jewel Thief Busted by Empty Coke Can: Cops

Police say suspect Ramon Herrera also didn't flush before leaving NM crime scene

(Newser) - A burglary suspect might have gotten away with it if he had just waited until he left the crime scene to quench his thirst. Instead, police say suspect Ramon Herrera helped himself to a can of Coke from the refrigerator of the Albuquerque, NM, home he allegedly broke into and... More »

America's Oddest Hobby: Cataloging Toilets

It's a thing. Really

(Newser) - There are hobbies like collecting baseball cards and knitting, and then there's toiletfan1 , who spends his spare time, with his parents, taking videos of America's toilets and urinals. And plenty of them: some 4,514 to date, posted to YouTube. And while toiletfan1 may have been remarkably prolific... More »

Man Killed by Toilet Thrown at Soccer Match

3 others also injured by toilets thrown at Brazil match

(Newser) - A man in Brazil is dead after police say rioters threw a toilet bowl at a crowd gathered at a soccer match Friday. A video posted on YouTube reportedly shows the moment a toilet bowl was thrown onto the crowd. A Brazilian physics professor told a sports publication the toilet... More »

One of Killer's Errors: He Left Toilet Seat Up

Which led cops to his fingerprints on handle

(Newser) - A Schenectady man confessed this week to the horrendous crime of murdering a retired nun in her own home, reports News10 . And the Albany Times Union notes that police caught 38-year-old Michael Briggs thanks in part to a dumb move on his part at the crime scene: He used the... More »

Irish Prison to Stop Making Inmates Crap in Buckets

182 will no longer have to 'slop out'

(Newser) - Some sweet-smelling news for prisoners at Dublin's Mountjoy Prison: They will no longer have to go to the bathroom in buckets or commodes in their cells, a practice known as "slopping out." Across Ireland, 504 prisoners—about 12% of the country's prison population—still have to... More »

Baby Rescued From 4-Inch Sewage Pipe

Chinese boy stable after apparently being flushed down toilet

(Newser) - A baby boy, likely just days old, is safe after Chinese rescuers pulled him from a four-inch sewage pipe. It appears the baby was flushed down the toilet; apartment building residents heard him crying, the BBC reports. When rescuers arrived on the scene, they were unable to pull the baby... More »

Carnival Plagued by Another Toilet Problem

Crown Princess suffers clogged toilets

(Newser) - Carnival? Toilet woes? Again? Yes, another ship was beset with toilet problems last week during a seven-day Caribbean cruise, the Houston Chronicle reports. A blockage caused toilets in 410 of the Crown Princess' staterooms—about a quarter of its cabins—to stop flushing, forcing passengers in those rooms to use... More »

LiLo's Latest Woes Tied to ... Toilet

Lindsay Lohan clogged all the toilets on 'Scary Movie 5' set, says source

(Newser) - Poor Lindsay Lohan can't even clog a toilet without making the news. On the set of Scary Movie 5, LiLo clogged her own trailer's toilet ... "and because the toilets in the other trailers ran on the same connected system, the others stopped working, too. No one could... More »

Bathroom Bling— It's the $130K Toilet

Crystal-covered commode ideal for those flush with cash

(Newser) - Some people can't help pissing away money. And for them, a Japanese company has introduced a $130,000, crystal-covered toilet, reports CNET . Called the Satis, this luxury commode is covered with 72,000 Swarovski crystals, and is on display at the company's Tokyo showroom. "2011 was a... More »

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