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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Japanese Airport Rolls Out Smartphone ‘Toilet Paper’ for Easy Tourism Boost

A Japanese airport has thought up a cost-efficient way of boosting tourism to the country, bringing ‘toilet paper’ for smartphones to 86 of its toilet cubicles. Read More >>

Cornwall Crowned Public Toilet Capital of the UK

An organisation that calls itself the Great British Public Toilet Map (GBPTM) -- described as the UK's largest database of publicly accessible toilets -- has broken down the numbers and dropped a load of fat, juicy, public toilet-related nuggets of wisdom to mark World Toilet Day. Read More >>

Oxford Researchers Promise Splashback-Free Urinals

A team from Oxford University has been lumbered with looking at ways to minimise the spreading of infections through splashing and spraying, with a lucky side-effect of coming up with something that might stop men splashing wee all over themselves when using a urinal. Read More >>

Man Gets Stuck In Toilet While Trying to Get Friend’s Phone Back

It’s a cautionary tale and it’s one about letting the tech you love go. And not climbing into literal shit holes. Read More >>

Turbulence on a JetBlue Flight Was So Bad a Toilet Blew Off the Wall

Last night, a JetBlue flight destined for Sacramento, California encountered turbulence so bad it sent 24 people to the hospital. Read More >>

TfL’s Toilet Tube Map Will Save You From Fouling Yourself in Public

Suggesting that one or two members of the public may have recently had little accidents on the network, TfL has squeezed out the toilet Tube map, which ISN’T actually a special new brand of loo roll. Rather than wiping your foul arse on it, the transport organisation wants you to study its colourful lines and toilet signs, so you never have to resort to relieving yourself into a platform bin while using a copy of the Metro as cover ever again. Read More >>

This Airport Gallery Shows Off Japan’s Terrific Hi-Tech Toilets

You may think toilets aren’t very exciting. That’s where you’re wrong, my friend. Because in Japan, toilets can be self-cleaning wonder-thrones that are energy efficient and even keep your cheeks nice and toasty. Need proof? At one of the the country's major airports Japanese restroom innovation is being shown as part of a fancy exhibit. Read More >>

UK Rail Stations Rake in Millions From Charging for Toilets

The UK's train stations are raking it in when it comes to us needing to go to the toilet before getting on one of their services, with several of the most trafficked stations earning seven-figure sums from charging to use their toilets. Read More >>

Trapped in an Elevator? In Japan, At Least You’ll Have a Toilet

You’re on an elevator. An earthquake hits. It’s scary. The power goes out, and now you’re stuck. And you gotta go, bad. Luckily, Japan is putting emergency toilets on elevators to prevent such nightmares. Read More >>

Does Water Really Swirl Differently in Australia? YouTube Stars Find Out

Smarter Every Day and Veritasium, two of the best science channels on YouTube, have teamed up to answer once and for all: Does water really flow the other way in the southern hemisphere? Read More >>