Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats -Incredible moment massive Colorado storm sweeps a portable toilet 30ft into the air- This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

A PORTABLE toilet was filmed taking off and shooting into the sky after a bad case of wind.
The extraordinary spectacle unfolded when a powerful gust swept across a community event in Colorado - causing the loo to takeoff and fly away like a scene out of The Wizard of Oz.

Meanwhile parents and kids can be seen taking cover as rubbish and other debris flew about while a tent collapses.
Up in the sky, the toilet can be seen spraying liquid which then rains down on people in the park.
Another loo then takes off - but this time does not reach the heights as the other one and it can be seen crashing down nearby.
The video was posted to Facebook on Monday and has since racked up more than one million views.

Viewers deliberated over what could have caused the wild wind in Commerce City on what otherwise looks like a sunny day.
Some have explained the freak weather as what is known as a microburst storm, which is an intense, localised downdraft produced by a thunderstorm.
Other Facebook users could not help but laugh at the sight of a toilet cubicle rocketing into the air.

One joked: “Who got hit with that porta-potty though."

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by Patrick Knox

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Kim Jong Un Brought His Own Toilet to Presidential Summit with Trump — And You Won't Believe Why- This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Have toilet, will travel.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone to extreme measures to make sure he’s well-protected during his visit to Singapore for a summit with President Trump — including packing his own toilet.
The unusual step is reportedly a precaution intended to prevent intelligence agencies from trying to learn about the North Korean leader’s health.
According to USA TodayThe Chosunilbo, one of South Korea’s biggest circulated newspapers, reported that Kim was traveling with his own toilet to “deny determined sewer divers insights into to the supreme leader’s stools.”
This isn’t the first time Kim has used a porta-potty during his rare trips outside his country.
Kim Jong Un (left) and Donald Trump
Kim Jong Un (left) and Donald Trump
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He also brought one along for his April meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the border village of Panmunjom, USA Today said.
Lee Yun Keol, who worked in a North Korean Guard Command unit before defecting to South Korea in 2005, said the country’s leader always travels with his own personal toilet.
“Rather than using a public restroom, the leader of North Korea has a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels,” Lee told The Washington Post in April. “The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
For this week’s summit, North Korea also reportedly loaded a plane with a bulletproof limo for Kim, and special food to ensure that he won’t be poisoned. As an additional precaution, Kim flew to Singapore with two decoy planes to thwart any potential assassination attempts.
On Twitter Monday, many cracked jokes about Kim’s travel toilet — and some referenced the 2014 film The Interview, which said North Koreans have been led to believe that Kim doesn’t urinate or defecate. (This is based on actual North Korean propaganda about Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il.)

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by Tierney Mcafee

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - NASA news: How to use the toilet in zero gravity - Peggy Whitson shares SHOCK TRUTH- This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson might have the most out-of-this-world job possible but the astronaut has candidly revealed one of the most bizarre and shocking downsides to living on the International Space Station (ISS) – how astronauts use the toilet in zero gravity.

The American astronaut broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman after she spent a staggering 665 days in orbit.
Whitson returned to earth on September 3, 2017 when her Soyuz capsule landed in Kazakhstan shortly after sunrise.
Along with performing her tenth career EVA and accruing a cumulative EVA time more than 60 hours, during her time in  she also had to master one delicate process – the art of going to the toilet in space.
NASA news: ISS astronauts' toilet

According to Dr Whitson, being part of the research crews onboard the ISS was “incredibly satisfying and gratifying”
Using the toilet for regular business is “relatively easy” the astronaut said, thanks to a personal funnel and suction fan used to collect urine.
NASA news: Toilets onboard the ISS research lab
Number two is more challenging because you're trying to hit a pretty small target
Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut
Seemingly nothing on the ISS goes to waste and the collected urine is filtered for more than a week before it is repurposed as drinking water.
Dr Whitson said: “We want a closed loop system, which means we have to recycle all our water.”
About 80 to 85 percent of all liquid waste is recycled into water and the rest is disposed of.
But the astronauts face a bigger challenge when they need to use the toilets for longer durations.
Dr Whitson said: “Number two is more challenging because you're trying to hit a pretty small target.”
The tiny ISS cubicle toilets suction away all waste through a roughly-plate sized toilet hole.
Astronauts need to strap themselves in with leg restraints and trust the vacuum cleaner-like toilets do their job.
NASA news: ISS research lab in orbit around Earth

After the astronauts are done, the excrement is sealed up in a plastic bag for disposal.
But system failures happen every once in a while, which can be quite troubling for the astronauts trying to get about their work.
The astronaut revealed: “After it starts getting full you have to put a rubber glove on and pack it down.”
And occasionally the astronauts will have to play catch with any stray waste material they may find wafting around the cramped space station.
All solid waste collected by the space toilets is mixed with other ISS rubbish and blasted off towards Earth to spectacularly burn up in the atmosphere upon reentry.
According to , all astronauts follow hygiene routines on the ISS identical to those back on Earth.
Astronauts simply sleep, eat, shower and go to the bathroom with the added disadvantage of being suspended mid-air.

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by Sebastian Kettley

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Starbucks’ new toilet policy could prove headache- This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

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Those who have been through the bathroom wars are warning that Starbucks baristas will have to monitor for drug use and keep tabs on the homeless under a new customer service policy that may also require beefed-up security.

Starbucks announced the new policy earlier this week in the wake of a national outcry following the March arrest of two black men who were sitting in a Philadelphia cafe and had not purchased anything.

The chain announced it will shut all stores May 29 for sensitivity training, but has already released guidelines telling employees to let anyone who enters the store use the cafe and bathrooms, even if they don’t purchase anything.

But Marleen Nienhuis, president of the Friends of the South End Library, said an open-door edict can mean dealing with unruly behavior — or worse.

The Boston Public Library hired an outreach manager last year to deal with problems stemming from homeless patrons using the facilities — including fights and needles left in the restrooms — and Nienhuis said rules and enforcement are necessary to prevent difficulties.

“The library has a mandate of being free to all, but also has guidelines — no suitcases, you can’t disturb other people or behave inappropriately. It is really important to have clearly stated guidelines about what needs to be followed, the same thing needs to happen in Starbucks,” Nienhuis said.

Guidelines released by Starbucks outline behavior that won’t be allowed — including using drugs and improperly using restrooms — and gives some procedures for employees to follow, including asking other employees to watch as a worker deals with a problem situation and calling 911 if someone is using or selling drugs.


by Dan Atkinson

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?- This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

ancient roman bathrooms - To ancient Romans, the practice of sitting on a shared toilet in an open room full of people was entirely ordinary.

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.
It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the end of an extended road trip, driving down a secondary highway through a sparsely populated area of Colorado at night, when one of my 9-year-old twin sons had to use the bathroom. Despite my pleading, he said he couldn’t make it to the next town. (He had to poop.) So we pulled over and headed for the bushes. After he took care of his business, we realized that we didn’t have toilet paper with us.
The whole dramatic episode got me thinking, and for the next couple of hours, I pondered toilet paper and the cultural nature of bathroom routines. (Cut me some slack. It was a long drive.)
Toilet paper is now such a routine part of our lives that we rarely give it any thought. That boring reality, however, should make us think—because toilet paper is an artifact, a technology, and is therefore grounded in culture.
As we finally re-entered Denver—my wife and kids blissfully asleep—I saw the Colorado state capitol building, beautifully lit on the horizon. I started thinking about the ancient Romans. With tall columns, colonnades, and a high, golden dome, the capitol is nothing if not a Roman temple to civics.
Roman toilets didn’t flush. Some of them were tied into internal plumbing and sewer systems, which often consisted of just a small stream of water running continuously beneath the toilet seats.
In the same way that we use an American-style toilet, a Roman user would sit down, take care of business, and watch number two float blissfully away down the sewer system. But instead of reaching for a roll of toilet paper, an ancient Roman would often grab a tersorium (or, in my technical terms, a “toilet brush for your butt”). A tersorium is an ingenious little device made by attaching a natural sponge (from the Mediterranean Sea, of course) to the end of a stick. Our ancient Roman would simply wipe him- or herself, rinse the tersorium in whatever was available (running water and/or a bucket of vinegar or salt water), and leave it for the next person to use. That’s right, it was a shared butt cleaner. (And of course, there were other means of wiping as well, such as the use of abrasive ceramic discs called pessoi.)
OK, so ancient Roman pooping habits seem strange, but what about their customs around pee?
As best we can tell from historic and archaeological data, ancient Romans peed in small pots in their homes, offices, and shops. When those small pots became full, they dumped them into large jars out in the street. Just like with your garbage, a crew came by once a week to collect those hefty pots of pee and bring them to the laundromat. Why? Because ancient Romans washed their togas and tunics in pee!

Tersoriums, used by ancient Romans to clean themselves after defecating, took the idea of “communal” toilets to a whole new level.
Tersoria, used by ancient Romans to clean themselves after defecating, took the idea of “communal” toilets to a whole new level.IV.PA-5334/DMNS

Human urine is full of ammonia and other chemicals that are great natural detergents. If you worked in a Roman laundromat, your job was to stomp on clothes all day long—barefoot and ankle deep in colossal vats of human pee.
(Frankly, I wonder why we haven’t emulated this aspect of Roman culture in our age of green, eco-friendly, and sustainable businesses. I’m thinking of opening a chain called Urine-Urout All-Natural Laundromat. It’s a sparkling business opportunity!)
As peculiar as personal hygiene practices in ancient Rome may seem to us, the historical fact is that many Romans successfully and sustainably used tersoria and washed their clothes in pee for several centuries—far longer than we’ve used toilet paper. Indeed, toilet paper is not a universal technology even today, as any trip to India, rural Ethiopia, or remote areas of China will make abundantly clear.
The memorable stop we made for my son in rural Colorado will always remind me of our culture’s widespread dependence on toilet paper. We’ve become so accustomed to the stuff that we are loath to consider widely used alternatives. (Heck, even the elegant bidet gets short shrift in our society.)
As an archaeologist, this is surprising to me, especially because toilet paper was formally introduced in this country only in 1857, a comparatively short time ago. At that time, New York entrepreneur Joseph Gayetty first created commercial toilet paper; each individual paper sheet bore his name. He claimed that, in addition to their novel utilitarian function, they were medicinal and prevented hemorrhoids.
In 1890, Clarence and E. Irvin Scott developed the first toilet paper on rolls; their brand thrives today. (It happens to be my favorite. Too much information?) Like Gayetty’s sheets, Scott tissue was originally marketed as a medicinal product. In the late 1920s, Hoberg Paper Company marketed Charmin brand toilet paper to women, with an emphasis on softness (thank goodness) and femininity, rather than medicinal properties that didn’t actually work.
Today, toilet paper is ubiquitous in Western cultures; it’s a US$9.5 billion-a-year industry in the United States. Americans, in their typical excess, use more than 50 pounds per person per year! About 1.75 tons of raw fiber are required to manufacture each ton of toilet paper. That doesn’t seem sustainable, and frankly, I’m surprised that people haven’t protested more as a result.
Given these numbers and the marketing efforts behind them, it’s hard to argue that the use of toilet paper is somehow natural. On the contrary, toilet paper is nothing more than a technology. So the next time you’re enjoying a morning constitutional, think about the fact that defecation and urination are more than biological functions; they are cultural activities that involve artifacts and technologies that change through time.
Speaking of which, it’s high time that we consider changing how we clean ourselves after we use the toilet. Tersorium, anyone?

Modern American society, and Western societies more generally, tend to look back on ancient Rome as the pinnacle of Western civilization. We emulate their institutions and cultural practices. Why? Are they worth it?
When I thought more about their everyday habits, I realized that, despite all of their accomplishments, ancient Romans engaged in some practices that many people today would find thoroughly revolting. Take a minute to consider, for example, what many of those supposedly “civilized” people did when they had to go to the bathroom.
When Mt. Vesuvius erupted on August 24 in A.D. 79, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other Roman settlements were sealed as time capsules. They were first excavated in the 18th century, and since then these sites have given us a wonderful view into ancient Roman society.
Many of the bathrooms uncovered at Pompeii and elsewhere were communal. In many cases, they were beautiful, with frescoes on the walls, sculptures in the corners, and rows of holes carved into cold, Italian marble slabs.

by Stephen E. Nash