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World Toilet Day

Postby BedokAmerican » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:58 pm

The United Nations declared 19 Nov as World Toilet Day. The idea came from Singapore:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/h ... -1.1409180

I laughed when I saw the headline but it makes lots of sense.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 2:04 pm

But the only problem is......

It's as effective as the anti-littering campaign or the Speak Gud English campaign.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 3:09 pm

I thought Bill Gates and his billions are already on the case

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/media-center/press-releases/2012/08/bill-gates-names-winners-of-the-reinvent-the-toilet-challenge

What would the UN do, send a strongly-worded letter?

This is like when my company launched an ideas incubation website. A lot of people were submitting business ideas and inventions. Then one guy suggested that the company should have a theme song. Singapore then is that guy.

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:16 am

The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made.........Their laughter is welcome, especially if they recognize the prevailing and unhealthy taboo that prevents an open and serious discussion of the problems of sanitation and toilets globally


So looking forward to this. I have just cleaned, sanitized and shined my toilets in preparation for the big day.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:40 am

earthfriendly wrote:
The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made.........Their laughter is welcome, especially if they recognize the prevailing and unhealthy taboo that prevents an open and serious discussion of the problems of sanitation and toilets globally


So looking forward to this. I have just cleaned, sanitized and shined my toilets in preparation for the big day.


I'm going to use mine right now.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 7:02 am

It is more important how you are going to celebrate that day. Dinner for 3? Maybe. Fireworks? Definitely not.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L9P7B1WVY0

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:22 am

I think Buñuel had a good ideas for this, in his wonderful film, The Phantom of Liberty:

Eating could be impolite
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:57 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:But the only problem is......

It's as effective as the anti-littering campaign or the Speak Gud English campaign.


Agreed. The UN is a juicily funded talking-shop for largely, unattainable pipe-dreams.


[Informed via living in NYC attached to the UN].


p.s. Nice links on the posts above :)
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Postby bgd » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:04 am

I come here for all the important news stories.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:20 am

You are in the right place.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:51 am

Let's face it, if your plumbing gets backed up for three days, somebody will start hearing about it, therefore, latest news! :lol:

And when you plumbing does start to work again, you would appreciate having a clean toilet pretty handy, right?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:But the only problem is......

It's as effective as the anti-littering campaign or the Speak Gud English campaign.


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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 1:26 pm

I have never tried number 5

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Postby bgd » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 2:42 pm

Steve1960 wrote:I have never tried number 5


Never dropped your phone in then... :)

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 3:24 pm

bgd wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:I have never tried number 5


Never dropped your phone in then... :)


It happens often enough that all of Sony's new phones/tablets are water-resistant!


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