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2008-02-19 04:23:46 AM  
Wang caught in urinal. News at 11
 
2008-02-19 05:03:49 AM  
Bob Down: Wang caught in urinal. News at 11

That's comedy (liquid)gold, right there.
 
2008-02-19 06:28:39 AM  
he probably did't get the after dinner mint and just wanted one.
(mmmm moist and seems to make its own gravy)
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-02-19 06:31:16 AM  
Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.
 
2008-02-19 06:32:51 AM  
Kid's a real whiz.
 
2008-02-19 06:34:27 AM  
King Something: That's comedy (liquid)gold, right there.

This article is quite pun-worthy.
 
2008-02-19 06:36:12 AM  
ZAZ: Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.
Duh. Gas engines are water cooled, and everyone knows water and electricity don't mix.
 
2008-02-19 06:37:54 AM  
He was taking the piss...
 
2008-02-19 06:40:56 AM  
Wang!

/penis
 
2008-02-19 06:42:24 AM  
Epic fail and comedy genius all in the same thread/article.

however,

why does a toilet need a heat sensor?

I mean really the toilet is a pretty basic idea and doesn't really need technology to make it "better"

so the heat sensor is the next big revolution in toilets? why? just why?

and what was he going to do with it on that mercedes anyways?

*confused and upset and mumbling to myself in the corner now.
 
2008-02-19 06:46:41 AM  
The sensor dectects the heat of the urine and flushes after a preset time. It's actually pretty funny!
 
2008-02-19 06:48:27 AM  
Wow can you imagine going to pick up your car and the mechanic come out of the bathroom with an oily rag shining this thing and says "Yep thats the one I needed right there"

The sad part is it would explain why there is a labor fee for parts.

/Palm face...
//Ouch!
 
2008-02-19 06:52:12 AM  
...and then he ate the big mint.
 
2008-02-19 06:52:24 AM  
This is why I always stand off to the side a little bit.
When I see that red light start blinking I'm overwhelmed with feelings of impending doom.
 
2008-02-19 06:52:43 AM  
ZAZ: Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.

I'm reading the article an thinking the "technicians" are spinning some BS there...

...the technicians explained the thief's actions are quite dangerous, and could even lead to creating an electric current that leads to the engine, which would cause it to ignite and possibly even explode.

I bet they picked up their excusifying skills from some IT guys.
 
2008-02-19 06:56:46 AM  
FUD: What's more, the technicians explained the thief's actions are quite dangerous, and could even lead to creating an electric current that leads to the engine, which would cause it to ignite and possibly even explode.

Yes, and using anything other than Internet Explorer will cause your computer to burst into flames, and cost us the war!
 
2008-02-19 06:58:30 AM  
this is funny because I`m urinating on a Merc right now..

/ i read TFA and i still have no idea how he planned to use that thing.
 
2008-02-19 07:08:33 AM  
If you're so poor that you have to steal shiat for your mercedes, it's probably either not paid off, or not yours at all.
 
2008-02-19 07:13:50 AM  
If my GIS-fu was stronger, I'd post a pic from Beavis and Butthead do America, where they're amazed by urinal IR sensors.
/uhuhuhuhuh...
 
2008-02-19 07:15:01 AM  
monsieurstabby: If you're so poor that you have to steal shiat for your mercedes, it's probably either not paid off, or not yours at all.

Redneck Wang's gonna jimmy-rig it?
 
2008-02-19 07:15:32 AM  
GM paid his bail, made him vice president.
 
2008-02-19 07:15:56 AM  
Hear sensor? Those things are just IR detectors wit an IR LED to reflect back the light.
 
2008-02-19 07:35:03 AM  
oasics: Epic fail and comedy genius all in the same thread/article.

however,

why does a toilet need a heat sensor?

I mean really the toilet is a pretty basic idea and doesn't really need technology to make it "better"

so the heat sensor is the next big revolution in toilets? why? just why?

and what was he going to do with it on that mercedes anyways?

*confused and upset and mumbling to myself in the corner now.


While visiting Germany (awesome country, by the way) I stopped at a rest station/resteraunt thingy to use the bathroom.

The toilet had a little mechanism under the handle, affixed to the toilet seat. After you flushed, the mechanism spun the seat (the part of it actually touching the seat had a little cleaning solution-spitting brush on it), cleaning it as it spun.

God Bless ze Germans.
 
2008-02-19 07:47:54 AM  
www.designboom.com

Maybe he was going to use it for his in-car toilet

/or scrap money
 
2008-02-19 07:56:27 AM  
Bob Down: Wang caught in urinal. News at 11

That's the first time I've ever seen someone truly win a thread on the Boobies.
 
2008-02-19 08:05:30 AM  
I sell Mercedes so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-02-19 08:07:03 AM  
headstone: That's the first time I've ever seen someone truly win a thread on the Boobies.

Ha! You said 'boobies'. Gotta love the Fark filter.


////Gonna Wang-chung tonight. Penis.

 
2008-02-19 08:14:48 AM  
Who else noticed the other headline in More from Taiwan:

Military official says damage to Taiwan air defense system limited after leak
 
2008-02-19 08:33:18 AM  
GalFisk: ZAZ: Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.
Duh. Gas engines are water cooled, and everyone knows water and electricity don't mix.


Holy Moolies, GalFisk! Thanks for reminding me. I better disable them spark-plugs and coil thingies on my gasoline engines! (and the 400 other electrically-operated items under the hood)
 
2008-02-19 08:34:36 AM  
oasics: however, why does a toilet need a heat sensor?

Automatic flush. It's more sanitary (no touchy-touchy), helps prevent vandalism (recessed sensor nearly impossible to break, nearly impossible to flush rapidly over and over) and you know, some people genuinely have a problem with flushing when they're done.

=Smidge=
 
2008-02-19 08:36:08 AM  
Liquid Damage: Wow can you imagine going to pick up your car and the mechanic come out of the bathroom with an oily rag shining this thing and says "Yep thats the one I needed right there"

The sad part is it would explain why there is a labor fee for parts.

/Palm face...
//Ouch!


Nah - The sad thing is that $2 toilet sensor is, internally, the same spec as the Original Equipment on the Mercedes. But get one from the dealer and it'll cost ya $2,000.
 
2008-02-19 08:46:51 AM  
So how did he plan to modify it exactly?
 
2008-02-19 08:51:51 AM  
As far as I can tell, he planned to turn it into a bomb.
 
2008-02-19 09:00:07 AM  
ZAZ: Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.

Explosions? In *my* Engine?!


/It's more likely than you think!
//The sensor would be affixed to the rear bumper such that when he cut someone off he could tell if they were pissed off or not...
 
2008-02-19 09:07:02 AM  
I pissed on a Mercedes this morning so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

/obligatory
//I wonder whether Wang told them he was Jewish?
 
2008-02-19 09:13:45 AM  
Lars The Canadian Viking: Hear sensor? Those things are just IR detectors wit an IR LED to reflect back the light.

Infrared radiation is typically what you're feeling when something feels "hot." If it were any more energetic, it would simply move up into the visible light spectrum and be red light (hence the name infrared). In fact, legend has it that William Herschel (the astronomer who discovered Uranus) first called them Calorific Rays, because he found that when he split light with a prism the part below the red heated his thermometer.

/the more you know
//man I'm a dork
 
2008-02-19 09:15:24 AM  
I'm thinking he put it on his coke can, and wired it with an alarm. Chinese people apparently think its a joke to pee in coke.
 
2008-02-19 09:33:59 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
(new window)

THIS
 
2008-02-19 09:40:45 AM  
so he owns a mercedes benz. and he scrambles for parts in a urinal?? Is that how he saves $?
 
2008-02-19 09:45:42 AM  
OTA BENGA: ZAZ: Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.

I'm reading the article an thinking the "technicians" are spinning some BS there...

...the technicians explained the thief's actions are quite dangerous, and could even lead to creating an electric current that leads to the engine, which would cause it to ignite and possibly even explode.

I bet they picked up their excusifying skills from some IT guys


Yeah, I thought the same thing when I read that.

/engine has current running to it all the time when running
//when did you engine blow up?
/// nothing to say here!
 
2008-02-19 10:00:15 AM  
In other news... automobile manufacturers will lie and play situations off as a joke so uninformed customers will continue to get raped at the dealership.

I think the guy very well stumbled onto something legit -- and it probably scared the hell out of the dealership. They want their money! And damn you for finding a cheaper alternate route in fixing a problem that they feel justified in charging you 300% more for.
 
2008-02-19 10:02:48 AM  

...the technicians explained the thief's actions are quite dangerous, and could even lead to creating an electric current that leads to the engine, which would cause it to ignite and possibly even explode.


Dooong, where is my automobile?
 
2008-02-19 10:15:32 AM  
JimJones: I'm thinking he put it on his coke can, and wired it with an alarm. Chinese people apparently think its a joke to pee in coke.

WIN!

Thread over.
 
2008-02-19 10:27:26 AM  
electricmayhem: I think the guy very well stumbled onto something legit -- and it probably scared the hell out of the dealership. They want their money! And damn you for finding a cheaper alternate route in fixing a problem that they feel justified in charging you 300% more for.

Well, if he was really planning to use it to repair some $2,000 sensor he could have just as easily purchased a automatic flush valve, which run about $150. I'd expect the sensor parts would be a small fraction of that.

Idiot.
 
2008-02-19 11:07:52 AM  
So a new Merc will flush after I piss on the floorboards? Sweet!

seriously, WTF does a merc need a urine temp heat sensor for?
 
2008-02-19 11:17:35 AM  
i32.photobucket.com

Dong, Where is my Automobile?
 
2008-02-19 11:31:39 AM  
I am going to take my battery out of my truck now. They should warn people about this shiat, it is like I have been driving around in a ticking time bomb all these years...
 
2008-02-19 11:52:39 AM  
A Taiwanese improving a Mercedes?

That's like McDonalds improving the curriculum at Le Cordon Bleu.
 
2008-02-19 11:59:55 AM  
stazz: GalFisk: ZAZ: Things I learned today: a Mercedes will explode if an electric current is applied to the engine.
Duh. Gas engines are water cooled, and everyone knows water and electricity don't mix.

Holy Moolies, GalFisk! Thanks for reminding me. I better disable them spark-plugs and coil thingies on my gasoline engines! (and the 400 other electrically-operated items under the hood)


Good, I'd also recommend you exchange your blinker fluid for one of the new non-flammable brands ;)
 
2008-02-19 12:48:48 PM  
I'm glad everyone else caught that explodey-Mercedes bit. In other news, anyone who says they saw me buy a 10-pack of 9V batteries right before this afternoon's tragic Mercedes dealership explosion is a filthy liar.
 
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