Tagged With urinals

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We take it for granted that urinals flush. With each pull of the lever, gallons of clean water come to whisk away a few ounces of pee. If you think about it, it's actually pretty wasteful, and the current drought is convincing facilities to consider waterless urinals. But these waterless bathroom contraptions have had to fight a long, hard road to acceptance.

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Here's a problem about guys: many of us don't wash our hands after using the restroom. It might be general grossness or everyman laziness or being too trusting your own hygiene or being too drunk or taking on a drive through mentality with a urinal. But if you monitor a men's restroom, you'll see many folks skip the sink.

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This is the male public restroom at Celestial Heights in Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong. The room boasts a positively luxurious 2.5sqm of floor space, into which eight urinals are squeezed. Eight urinals, with less than 15cm separating each one.

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I've peed on a ton of bushes before and I'm pretty sure I scarred those bushes forever. But! If I were to use this filtration system that pumps pee from a urinal to water plants... I'd totally be helping the environment.

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On one side, you have a flush-less urinal design that could save immense resources. On the other, you have a few unsuccessful case studies and an army of angry plumbers. It's an interesting read over at:

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This montage of silly urinals brings into question one of my most diligently enforced personal rules: Never pee on anything that has teeth.

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No matter who you are pulling for in this election, the popularity polls indicate that the vast majority of Americans are ready to see Bush pack up his things and get the hell out of the White House. While there is tons of anti-Bush paraphernalia out there, few things capture our disdain as well as "George W. Flush"—a design by famed urinal sculptor Clark Sorensen.

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Usually, washing up in the toilet at a sporting event gets you a one-way ticket out of the ballpark, but that could be changing thanks to Lee Isherwood and his ODNA urinal concept. The first—and probably last—of its kind, the ODNA promotes water conservation by combining a hand washing station with a urinal. Instead of simply flushing, you go about your business and then wash your hands in the infrared-activated "sink" above. The cascading water from the sink cleans out the toilet, and serves as the "flush."