Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cha Cha Lounge - Los Angeles, California

photo of the toilet from the Cha Cha Lounge in Los Angeles California

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from the Cha Cha Lounge in Los Angeles, California.

A fantastic bar with a fantastic bathroom. The entire place is a work of art and the toilet was not forgotten. The journey from your seat to the bathroom reveals many wonders and creates a mystical ambiance which makes a visit to this toilet a stunning experience.

Great work.

  -- The Toilets of the World Team

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bluestem Bar & Table - Minneapolis, Minnesota

photo of toilet at Bluestem bar & table in Minneapolis Minnesota

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from Bluestem Bar & Table in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After a day spent playing on and around the lakes, the thirsty Toilets of the World Team decided to stop by the recently opened Bluestem Bar & Table for a couple of beverages.

On tap we found all the local favorites and an extensive selection of cans and bottles. A large horseshoe shaped bar sits in the middle of the dining room. Its eye-catching aquamarine tiles are set against mustard-colored walls and dark wooden wall panels. Now the team doesn't know much about feng shui, matching up colors, or how to use textures and what not, but this place feels cool as shit.

As the team snacked on some delicious mussels, we couldn't help but wonder what awaits us in the bathroom. No disappointment here; in fact, I vividly remember laughing with the unburdened joy of a child when I opened the door and stepped into this beauty.

Thank you Bluestem, your beer is delicious, your food was great, and your taste in bathrooms is exquisite.

  -- The Toilets of the World Team

Friday, August 30, 2013

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse - Mossel Bay, South Africa

photo of toilet from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Completed in 1864, the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse has stood atop its rocky cliff, manned 24 hours a day, for 106 years. That's 928 560 hours. Then some lazy bastard finally designed a clockwork system in the 1970s. This system could turn the lens automatically but it still required the lighthouse keeper to climb to the top and wind it every three hours. Then take a leak over the ledge.

The featured toilet is a recent addition. With a warm wooden finish, it serves the multitude of visitors who come to the lighthouse for the spectacular view it offers of the surrounding coastline and the huge Khoikhoi cave located directly below the lighthouse.

Today the Khoikhoi are long gone from the cave and the lighthouse is fully automated. A team of lighthouse keepers are still employed to keep a radio watch and undertake meteorological duties. Sounds like a cushy job if there's ever been one.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Republic (7 Corners) - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo of toilet from The Republic  at 7 Corners in Minneapolis

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from The Republic at 7 Corners in Minneapolis, MN.

The Republic at 7 Corners is home to 57 beer taps that rotate with the seasons. There's a beautiful, wooden, L-shaped bar with some very knowledgeable bartenders manning it. The spacious outdoor patio will swallow you whole, and the two daily happy hours will spit you back out with a smile on your fat face.

It doesn't stop at drinks. The Republic also has a clever menu sourcing ingredients from the best local farmers, bakers and even cheese makers. What they can't find locally or at the desired quality, they make from scratch. Even the ketchup. Oh the ketchup!

Now for the bathroom. This is going to hurt us more than it's going to hurt The Republic, but it's our job to say something and something's got to be said. A strongly worded letter is in order here.

Dear Republic,

Please make your bathrooms just a little bit more interesting. There's nothing wrong with it, really, you see. It's always clean and it has all of the necessities, but perhaps you can make the old toilet-going experience just a little bit more interesting. What do you think?

You are perfect in every other way and we love you very, very much. We love your Steel Toe Size 7 IPA, we love your Bulleit bourbon, and we love the magical things your bartenders can pour with it. We love your steak and eggs, we love your waitresses, and we love your salads. We even love each and every one of your stained glass windows. Now how about letting us love your bathroom too?

Either way, you can count on seeing us soon.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Monday, July 22, 2013

Milk and Emily Home - Minneapolis, Minnesota

photo of toilet with the Bristol Stool chart in the background

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from Milk and Emily's home in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Don't focus on the toilet, focus on the Bristol Stool Chart in the background. It exists.

In 1997 the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology decided to publish Dr Ken Heaton's Bristol Stool Chart. For Halloween 2012, Dr Heaton's genius is again realized by Milk Stegeman when he decides to adapt the chart into a costume for laughs. Unlike most Halloween costumes, this one did not end up at the Salvation Army. This one, for quick referencing, ended up next to the toilet.

Here's how Dr Heaton describes the 7 types of stool:

Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass)
Type 2: Sausage-shaped but lumpy (Sausage is food dude...)
Type 3: Like a sausage but with cracks on the surface (Again with the sausage)
Type 4: Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft (Third time the good doctor mentions sausage when discussing poop. Then also mentions a snake)
Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges
Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool
Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces. Entirely liquid

What a magnificent world of poop, nuts, sausages, snakes and fluffy dreams Dr Heaton lived in. A great man indeed. Milk Stegeman, you are great too, you are 7 kinds of shit.

All the best,

--The Toilets of the World Team

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Somewhere - George, South Africa

Toilet from George South Africa

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from a home in George, South Africa

Well, not every toilet can be interesting now can it? Most of the toilets you encounter on your journey through life will be boring, lame, unassuming ones. Most of the clients that the toilet encounters will be the same. Did you think that every toilet enjoys every ass that sits on it? Oh.. you've never thought about it like that? You asshole. Have a heart. Let's remember the plight of the toilet.

Let's remember the boring toilet you visited at McDonald's. The one you went to with instant diarrhea after eating your Big Mac and bitching at the cashier for having forgotten your "no onions" request.  Let's remember that toilet you visited at a gas station when you were on your awesome road trip and decided to eat a pound of beef jerky. Let's remember that toilet you needed so badly after trying to be amazing by drinking an entire bottle of tequila.

Let's remember that we are all idiots. Lets remember that the toilet never complains.

This photo was submitted by Justin Swart.

  -- The Toilets of the World Team

Sunday, June 23, 2013

White Sands Bar - Inhambane Province, Mozambique

Photo of toilet from White Sands bar in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from the White Sands bar somewhere in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique.

This photo was sent in by Rowan Moon and is a great deconstruction of the modern-day urinal. You won't easily find a simpler, more genius system than this. Take a bucket with a hole in it, hang it underneath a tap, connect it to a drainage pipe, and there you go, pee when ready.

Thank you Rowan and thank you White Sands bar for this slap in the face to the motion censor activated counterpart. Who needs it anyway?

-- The Toilets of the World

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Somewhere - Koulikoro Region, Mali

Urinal in Koulikoro region of Mali

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a urinal from somewhere in the Koulikoro region of Mali

This photo was sent in by Marc Delport. We don't have much to say about this particular urination station, but we wanted to post it anyway to show that we do not discriminate against urinals. We only pee against them. Ha.

Hopefully there will be more interesting ones in the future.

Hope you enjoyed this brief post. The team cannot spend any more time on this one. There are some new Arrested Development episodes we have to go watch instead.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cafe Pacifica - Pacifica, California

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from Cafe Pacifica in Pacifica, California.

If you've ever wanted to be a part of an underwater oceanic art poster, the toilet at Cafe Pacifica is the place for you. This photo beautifully displays some fantastic seaweed, a colorful fish or three, a few whales in the distance, and Toilets of the World team member, Tara Williams.

This fantastic paint job has turned the bathroom experience at Cafe Pacifica into a surreal, dream. Here you can let your mind wonder and imagine what it would feel like to got to the toilet in King Triton's underwater palace after discussing dinglehoppers and banded bulbous snarfblats with his troublesome daughter Ariel.

It should also be reported that this establishment is home to one of the finest lattes our team member has ever consumed.

A truly unique find. Great job Cafe Pacifica and thank you Tara.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Saturday, April 20, 2013

China - Jinghu High-Speed Railway

photo of toilet from Jinghu High-Speed Railway in China

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from the Jinghu High-Speed Railway in China.

The Jinghu High-Speed Railway, also know as the Beijing - Shanghai High-Speed Railway, runs along 1302 km of track between Beijing and Shanghai. It completes this journey in under 5 hours. The train runs across 244 bridges and through 22 tunnels including the worlds longest bridge, the 164-km long Danyang–Kunshan Grand bridge. Thank you Wikipedia.

One thing Wikipedia does not tell you is what the toilets on this marvel of a train look like. Luckily team member Paul Murphy took this photo during a recent visit to China. Why is this important? Easy. There are few places on earth where you can pee at 300km/h. This is one of them.

Thank you Paul.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pool & Beer Hall - Tokyo, Japan

photo of toilet from a pool and beer hall in Tokyo, Japan

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from a pool & beer hall in Tokyo, Japan.

This toilet has some interesting items that not everyone will be used to seeing in their bathrooms at home. Don't fear, let the professionals at the Toilets of the World Blog explain.

Firstly, you will notice that, conveniently located below the toilet seat, there are some detailed Japanese instructions that you can read while enjoying a relaxing toilet beer. Secondly, pay attention to the dial-knob-thingy on the arm panel (also a beer holder) located next to you. This device can be adjusted from strong to weak. We think this is probably important. Next, further down on the beer holder/arm panel, you will see a selection of buttons which you can push once you have the dial-knob-thingy set correctly. We recommend pressing the button that you feel most comfortable with pressing. Simple.

For a first-time, non-Japanese-reading user, pressing a button on this toilet might feel like playing Russian roulette with your reproductive future. But lets be realistic and think like well-cultured grown ups for a change; they wouldn't allow this machine to have a setting that could actually harm your delicately dangling genitalia, right? Right. After all, this photo was submitted by Cpt Awesome and we know he can still pee standing up.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cafe de la Motte - George, South Africa

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from Cafe de la Motte in George, South Africa

If you're looking for a place to unwind with a couple of friends, a bottle of wine, and some no-nonsense meals, go to Cafe de la Motte. The rustic atmosphere created by the building's Cape Dutch architecture, wall-to-wall murals and centrally located fireplace will give even the most boring dinner companions something to talk about. When your meals arrive, you will stop talking until your meal is done. When your meal is done, you will order dessert. When your dessert is done, you will want to eat more, but you will be out of meals, and you will regret not having ordered any appetizers.

The toilet is simple, and the floor tiles continue the rustic feel set by the rest of the restaurant.

Thanks, Mr Fleet, for sending in this one. Nice shoes.

-- The Toilets of the World Team
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