Tuesday, September 20, 2011

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg, South Africa

photo of toilet at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg South Africa

Today, the Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Formerly know as Jan Smuts International, then Johannesburg International and now O.R. Tambo International, this is Africa's busiest airport with the capacity to handle up to 28, 000, 000 passengers annually. It holds the distinction of having received the worlds first jetliner flight (a de Havilland Comet) with fare-paying passengers from London Heathrow Airport and is one of only a few airports in the world that has direct flights to all 6 inhabited continents.

In 2006 O.R. Tambo Airport made the news after gunmen armed with AK-47 assault rifles held up guards and police while helping themselves to bags of currency flown in from Britain. The South Africa Police Service managed to quickly recover most of the stolen cash. The recovered cash was promptly re-stolen from the Benoni police station two months later.

The toilet, as you can see, is much less exciting.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mt Rushmore - Keystone, South Dakota

photo of toilet at mt rushmore near keystone south dakota

Today, the Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from Mt Rushmore near Keystone in South Dakota.

A lot has been written about the Mt Rushmore memorial and the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln which was carved into the side of the mountain over a period of 14 years. The 60 foot sculptures attract about 2 million visitors each year. We decided to go find out where they all pee.

Nothing special. A standard clean white bowl with automated flushing awaited us. We had hoped that the toilets might be sculpted into the heads of naughty presidents with their mouths open but found nothing of the sorts. 

After documenting this disappointment, we went outside and took pictures of Asians taking pictures of themselves in front of Mt Rushmore. A great sight indeed. 

-- The Toilets of the World Team
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