The Taite Guide to Toilets
Every time my wife and I go to a restaurant the first thing I do is order, the second thing is to seek out the men’s room. It is one of the mysteries of life how men immediately see food and need to go whereas women can hold out for most of the day. It’s almost as if they took private lessons on a camel farm. I won’t elaborate on that subject for fear of being called a chauvinist. The advantage of having to go so regularly is that you get exposed (no pun intended) to some of the most interesting loos in the world.
The competition of the best designed loo has become so great that a Thai restaurant owner decided to go all the way and open the Thailand toilet restaurant.
This Taipei restaurant might consider it a compliment to be called an outhouse as the Modern Toilet diner is one of chain of themed eateries appealing to largely young clientele with a toilet humor.
All 100 seats in the crowded diner are made from toilet bowls, not chairs. Sink faucets and gender-coded “WC” signs appear throughout the three-storey facility, one of 12 in an island-wide chain of eateries with a toilet theme.
Customers eat from mini plastic toilet bowls. They wipe their hands and mouths using toilet rolls hung above their tables, which may be glass-topped jumbo bathtubs.
Owner Wang Tzi-wei opened his first Modern Toilet in 2004 after being inspired by a Japanese cartoon featuring restroom images and the toilet themes run through the food and drinks menus. This weird restaurant called Marton Theme Restaurant is named after the Chinese word “Matong” for toilet and is doing really well. Most of their customers think the restaurant’s disgusting theme makes the dining experience really fun.
- To educate students about the historical trends in the development of toilets;
- To provide information to researchers about the design, materials and technology adopted in the past and those in use in the contemporary world;
- To help policy makers understand the efforts made in this field throughout the world;
- To help manufacturers of toilet equipment and accessories improve products by functioning as a store house of technology;
- To help sanitation experts learn from the past in order to resolve present problems.
Some toilet flics
Swedish Self Cleaning Toilet
Kids Toilet in Japan
Mr. Bean Visits the Loo
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