Happy Hours: I think more than 6 people in the world have mobile phones.I've got 3 toilets. If anyone needs to use one make me an offer and I might let you use one.Just be forewarned. You don't get no shiat for just 3 cents
whistleridge: Having lived in the African bush, I can very easily believe this.All you need to have a cell phone is a company willing to put up a tower, someone selling cheap Chinese knockoff phones, pre-paid minutes purchaseable on lottery-type rub off cards, and someone with a solar panel who runs a charging business:
Fano: maxheck: Walker:Problem: The U.N. says emerging economies such as Brazil, pictured, account for 80 per cent of open defecationThere are efforts towards fixing that. I dunno what's to be done in Sao Paulo, but some of the UN and other NGO's efforts have convinced people in some places that proper outhouses make life a bit less... um... Shiatty.What a typical school in the hill country of the hill country of Nepal might be proud of:Question: the other 20% of open defecation happens in 1st world countries?
bingethinker: On the bright side, their chances of dropping their phone into the toilet are zero.
Fano: Question: the other 20% of open defecation happens in 1st world countries?
scottydoesntknow: I'm pretty sure there's an app for that...
olddinosaur: Well, if only 6 of the world's 7 billion people have cell phones, what are the other 6,999,999,994 talking on?(Obvious)
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I have never seen plans for a rudimentary telephone come out of a toilet.
ricewater_stool: MaxxLarge: DownDaRiver: /filthy placeI find Indian culture fascinating. The music, the fashions, all of it. I've never met a native Indian who wasn't absurdly friendly. And MAN, am I ever a hardcore Indian food addict.But there's just no way in any of nine fresh hells I'd ever go to India on purpose. All I ever see when I see pictures or footage of the place is filthy water, nonexistent sanitation, chokingly large clouds of dust, and slums upon slums upon slums.CSB:I have a friend who used to be a Microsoft tech in Seattle. And he went to Mumbai to train a satellite tech-support location. M$ put him up in the nicest four-star hotel in town, a place strictly designed to cater to Western tourists. They even had beef on the menu at the restaurant.But, to hear my buddy tell it, the signs that were up in his bathroom telling him not to drink the water were completely superfluous. Because when you turned on the taps, the stuff that came out was apparently the color of apple juice, and smelled like raw sewage.By day 2 he was sponge-bathing in the sink with bottles of Dasani he'd bought at the corner shop./CSBI've been to India twice, going for the third time in two weeks. All three times to Kolkata. I've stayed in three western-style hotels there and all were extremely clean and the water was fine. Hell, one of the places (Oberoi Grand) is the nicest hotel I've seen anywhere in the entire world.Everything outside the hotel is as you described. But once you get over the culture shock, it's pretty fun.
GreenAdder: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I have never seen plans for a rudimentary telephone come out of a toilet.I saw two coconut halves and some string once, but I thought it was best not to ask questions.
Gordon Bennett: That reminds me ofhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqkrTOjPBls"Toilet oot ay order." SFW. The bit with the orange makes it perfect.
Gordon Bennett: "Toilet oot ay order." SFW. The bit with the orange makes it perfect.
Happy Hours: Gordon Bennett: "Toilet oot ay order." SFW. The bit with the orange makes it perfect.And no, that was not safe for work either. Just because there's no nudity and no "offensive" language does not mean a video is safe for work.If I had clicked on it at work, I would have nervously looked around and hope no one else noticed. If I had seen someone who I managed play that video I would have said they shouldn't be watching shait like that at work.
DownDaRiver: Way to go India!You just had to bring the rest of us down.
maxheck: I *knew* there the only Fark-related picture I have of myself was taken in front of a third-world outhouse!This is actually once of the nicest I've ever seen. Well constructed, nice view, 500 liters of flushing, and if you look close to the lower-right, yes, a dope patch.[i45.tinypic.com image 640x688]
cgraves67: DamnYankees: While I would rather have a functioning sewer system than a functioning cellular system as a whole, I personally would gladly trade my own toilet for my iPhone. I'd rather have the phone - going outside to take a shiat isn't that big a deal.Till everybody trades their toilet for a phone and goes outside to shiat. It does pile up.
CallMeGomer: Just think, if it wasn't for cell phones they wouldn't have discovered how many people didn't have toilets. No one thought to examine the problem before cellphones? And how is the data collected or determined? Let's say we have one toilet in our house and we have three people; do each of us "have" a toilet? Does my grandson "have" a toilet? What about communes or other group living areas? How is the toilet to person ratio figured? Statistics are always a fun topic for discussion. 64% have toilets sounds better than "only 4.5 billion have toilets." And wouldn't you think that fifty years ago that the percentage was a lot lower? I bet it is actually getting better all the time. Heck, this is a positive story!
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