science
Scientists Invent Extra-Slippery Toilet Coating for Cleaner Bowls

US university researchers claim to have invented a better type of toilet, thanks to a super-slippery spray-on coating that uses "nanohairs" to make the grave substances in question less likely to stick to it. Read More >>

transport
UK Trains Given the Brown Light to Continue Dumping Human Waste on the Tracks

Several UK rail franchises are sticking with the horrifyingly outdated practise of discharging flushed toilets directly onto the tracks, as efforts to retrofit the national fleet with new rolling stock and/or septic tank facilities have ground to a classic halt. Read More >>

sex
Welsh Council’s Anti-Sex Toilet Declared a Mistake

The bizarre plan to take toilet sex off the menu from a holiday in Porthcawl is over, as the town council has said that a scheme to install onerous security measures within a new public toilet building were somehow attached to the planning documentation in error. The toilets will be normal toilets and you will be able to spend longer than usual in a cubicle with a German motorcycle tourist should you arrange to do so via a mobile phone app. Read More >>

toilets
Toilet Explosions: More Common Than You Might Think

During a recent thunderstorm, a woman in the US state of Florida was relaxing at home when a deafening boom roared through her house. Few could have guessed the source of the noise. According to WBBH, lightning struck near her septic tank, igniting methane gas and blowing her toilet to pieces. Read More >>

air travel
A New Design Promises to Quiet the Terrifying Roar of Flushing an Aeroplane Toilet

Flying has become an altogether unpleasant experience, from long security lines at the airport to cramped, uncomfortable seats. But one of the more unsettling parts of flying, those aeroplane toilets that sound like jet engines when flushed, might soon be much quieter thanks to some long overdue research from Brigham Young University. Read More >>

transport
Last of the Big Train Stations Remove Toilet Charges

The turnstiles at three more national rail terminals have been set to infinite/free rotation, as Network Rail completes its plan to stop charging silly money for toilet access at key mainline sites. Parents waiting two hours for a train with a child rejoice. Read More >>

design
Flushable Wet Wipes Are Coming, But You Don’t Have Them Yet So Don’t Flush Any

Despite news stories, giant fatbergs, blocked train toilets and angry notices in student halls of residence, some people still stubbornly refuse to stop flushing their wet wipes. Read More >>

design
Water Firms Fight Fatbergs By Designing New Logo for Flushable Toilet Wipes

It feels like hardly a week goes by without a news story about a monstrous new fatberg being discovered in the sewers, clogging up the place with its mass of fat and wet wipes that people still flush away regularly. It's a pain for the water firms, and now they're planning on fighting back with the help of graphic design. Read More >>

gadgets
This Stick-On Robotic Arm Promises to Put the Damn Toilet Seat Down For You

I’m just going to come right out and say it: urinating while standing is a terrible idea. It creates a host of messes including splash back and disgusting drips, and inevitably the toilet seat gets left up, leading to someone accidentally plummeting into the porcelain abyss. But until we can all agree to just sit down, the SmartNūdge promises to solve at least one of those issues. Read More >>

poo
Bill Gates Showed Off a Jar of Poo to Get Us Jazzed About Toilets of the Future

Have you ever wondered which tech billionaire thinks the most about pooing? Well, ponder no further. It’s Bill Gates. Read More >>

transport
Train Station Toilet Charges Axed From 2019

All train stations managed by Network Rail will see the joy of free toilets restored from 2019, as the outgoing chief executive tries to return a bit of dignity to the art of travelling by rail. Read More >>

transport
London Plans £6m Secret Bus Driver Toilet Network

London's mayor has brought to light a problem we didn't know existed: the how and where of bus drivers going to the toilet. We always assumed they held it in until they got back to the depot and were perhaps trained in advanced muscle control and peristaltic wave interruption, but apparently not. Read More >>

health
Mayor Wants London to Become a Toilet Nirvana

London's mayoral office is preparing to release a draft version of the London Plan, a blueprint for future development of the city. And one early release concerns the mayor's plan to bring back the good old public toilet. Read More >>

transport
BA Could Face £300k Compo Bill for Five-Hour Toilet Roll Crisis

A BA flight that spent hours on the tarmac while staff stressed about not having enough toilet roll could end up costing its operators hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation and additional expenses, so perhaps it should've taken off anyway and told passengers to use the scented napkins? Read More >>

japan
Japanese Toilet Makers Agree to Simplify Control Buttons for Confused Foreigners

On Tuesday, the Japan Restroom Industry Association announced that it had developed a new set of control panel illustrations for multifunctional “super toilets,” standardising the symbols for the benefit of foreign visitors. Read More >>