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Toto's 'Africa' Is Now Playing on an Endless Loop in African Desert

Thanks to Namibian-German artist

(Newser) - Africa now has "Africa," always and forever. The beloved Toto song is playing on an endless loop in the Namib Desert thanks to Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf , who set up a sound installation in the desert that plays just "Africa," over and over again. And because... More »

Weezer Gives In, Covers 'Africa'

14-year-old dedicated Twitter account to getting rock band to cover Toto hit

(Newser) - For months, a 14-year-old girl has had one goal: Get Weezer to cover "Africa" by Toto. On Tuesday, that goal was achieved when the rock band released its cover of the 1980s hit, which has lately experienced a resurgence of popularity (last year, Vice called it "the internet'... More »

Millions Head Over Heels for 'Crotch Wash' Toilet

Toto's Washlets win over once disgusted Japanese

(Newser) - A toilet company that took a chance on a spray-and-wipe system is flush with success. Some 30 million once-squeamish consumers have scooped up a toilet that delivers a crotch-washing spray for cleanliness. The Washlet by the Toto company is a kind of bidet-toilet combo now found in some 70% of... More »

Technology Goes to the Toilet

Japanese fixtures warm, clean, massage and disguise noises

(Newser) - In a country obsessed with both technology and cleanliness, it should be no surprise that  Japanese toilets set the standard for high-tech hygienic services, ranging from pre-warmed seats to artificial flushing sounds that drown out bodily noises without wasting water. More than 60% of all Japanese households are now equipped... More »

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