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2014-03-23 09:38:01 PM
All the inventions seemed really awesome until the last one:

Eram's solution is a coin-operated eToilet with an electronic system that triggers an automated, self-cleaning mechanism.

Um, isn't the point that these people are in extreme poverty? Where are they going to get the money to take a shiat?
 
2014-03-23 09:44:47 PM
India is by far the worst culprit, with more than 640 million people defecating in the open and producing a stunning 73,155 tonnes of human waste each day - the equivalent weight of almost 10 Eiffel Towers or 1,800 humpback whales.

How many Delawares is that?
 
2014-03-23 09:51:35 PM

fusillade762: India is by far the worst culprit, with more than 640 million people defecating in the open and producing a stunning 73,155 tonnes of human waste each day - the equivalent weight of almost 10 Eiffel Towers or 1,800 humpback whales.

How many Delawares is that?


A shiatload.
 
2014-03-23 10:21:47 PM

SecretAgentWoman: All the inventions seemed really awesome until the last one:

Eram's solution is a coin-operated eToilet with an electronic system that triggers an automated, self-cleaning mechanism.

Um, isn't the point that these people are in extreme poverty? Where are they going to get the money to take a shiat?


So much this.

No one that is dirty poor is going to pay to shiat when they can do it on the ground for free.
 
2014-03-23 10:21:48 PM

fusillade762: India is by far the worst culprit, with more than 640 million people defecating in the open and producing a stunning 73,155 tonnes of human waste each day - the equivalent weight of almost 10 Eiffel Towers or 1,800 humpback whales.

How many Delawares is that?


How much would it cost to have a fleet of towable shiatters in India? You drive into the town square at break time of local businesses, the workers poop in your trucks. Then you drive the poops to a fertilizer factory.


Win win win.
 
2014-03-23 10:25:47 PM
In addition, there's a gender problem, so the women wake up before sunrise to go poop on the ground before the menfolk wake up.

Remind me to never visit India.
 
2014-03-23 10:26:34 PM
I think better food might help the shiatting problem in India.
 
2014-03-23 10:27:13 PM

syrynxx: In addition, there's a gender problem, so the women wake up before sunrise to go poop on the ground before the menfolk wake up.

Remind me to never visit India.


From what I hear, the stench hits you like a wall when you get off the plane.
 
2014-03-23 10:30:26 PM
syrynxx:

Remind me to never visit India.

India is a wonderful place. I have many awesome memories of my trips there. India is the only country in the world that managed to give me a two-fer. I got both intestinal worms AND typhoid fever there. Not even Turkey ever matched that.
 
2014-03-23 10:34:46 PM

MemeSlave: From what I hear, the stench hits you like a wall when you get off the plane


It does, but enough about New Jersey we were discussing India...
 
2014-03-23 10:34:58 PM
I just used an environmentally friendly toilet the other day while hiking.

Step 1: dig a hole with your heel...
 
2014-03-23 10:36:09 PM

Pribar: MemeSlave: From what I hear, the stench hits you like a wall when you get off the plane

It does, but enough about New Jersey we were discussing India...


LMAO because I stayed in NYC during The Great Molasses Stench Years
 
2014-03-23 10:36:56 PM

worlddan: syrynxx:

Remind me to never visit India.

India is a wonderful place. I have many awesome memories of my trips there. India is the only country in the world that managed to give me a two-fer. I got both intestinal worms AND typhoid fever there. Not even Turkey ever matched that.


I just scratched India off my list
 
2014-03-23 10:37:47 PM
And by scratched, I meant "erased"
 
2014-03-23 10:41:49 PM
"Traditionally, people have gone into communities and said, 'Let's dig you a pit.' That's seen as condescension, a token that isn't very helpful. After all, who is going to clean that pit?''

Seriously; why bother even attempting to maintain a sanitary place to sh*t when you can just drop one on the sidewalk, and then complain about rampant disease and poverty.
 
2014-03-23 10:42:25 PM

SecretAgentWoman: All the inventions seemed really awesome until the last one:

Eram's solution is a coin-operated eToilet with an electronic system that triggers an automated, self-cleaning mechanism.

Um, isn't the point that these people are in extreme poverty? Where are they going to get the money to take a shiat?


1.bp.blogspot.com

Win it on game shows.
 
2014-03-23 10:43:31 PM

Bonzo_1116: fusillade762: India is by far the worst culprit, with more than 640 million people defecating in the open and producing a stunning 73,155 tonnes of human waste each day - the equivalent weight of almost 10 Eiffel Towers or 1,800 humpback whales.

How many Delawares is that?

How much would it cost to have a fleet of towable shiatters in India? You drive into the town square at break time of local businesses, the workers poop in your trucks. Then you drive the poops to a fertilizer factory.


Win win win.


Lose, unless Johnny-on-the-spot wants to open a Mumbai franchise staffed with westerners.  One man's obvious business opportunity is against another man's irrational social norm.

Indians need to get over themselves.  The stereotype they've personally gifted the world with is more stuck up than the stereotypical wealthy American high school girl.  And they're literally wallowing around in shiat because of it.
 
2014-03-23 10:44:31 PM
Squatting while shiatting is probably better for you.

Having said that, I do a hard-target search for Western toilets every time I visit SE Asia.
 
2014-03-23 10:47:12 PM

assjuice: I think better food might help the shiatting problem in India.


Indian food is awesome when prepared according to American sanitary standards.
 
2014-03-23 10:49:24 PM

Bawdy George: Squatting while shiatting is probably better for you.

Having said that, I do a hard-target search for Western toilets every time I visit SE Asia.


I imagine you must form a mental map like I do when I'm visiting New York City.
 
2014-03-23 10:51:29 PM

syrynxx: In addition, there's a gender problem, so the women wake up before sunrise to go poop on the ground before the menfolk wake up.

Remind me to never visit India.


One of my Indian friends has an acronym that he likes to bring up whenever somebody mentions his trip to India.

I'll
Never
Do
It
Again
 
2014-03-23 10:51:36 PM
Silly inventors India already has  toilets...er a toilet that everyone uses.

www.all-about-india.com

Also good for swimming, religious ceremonies, drinking water, and tourist trap.
 
2014-03-23 10:53:26 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: Bawdy George: Squatting while shiatting is probably better for you.

Having said that, I do a hard-target search for Western toilets every time I visit SE Asia.

I imagine you must form a mental map like I do when I'm visiting New York City.


NYC has actual maps to toilets that you can find online. I tried finding similar maps for India, but the website kept redirecting me to tech support for some reason.
 
2014-03-23 10:54:18 PM
India has some really hard to deal with public toilets.   I already have a weak stomach and overly strong smells make me want to puke.  I was amazed at how I did not puke multiple times.  There are no words to describe how awful the smell was.  I feel like crying right now.
 
2014-03-23 10:55:03 PM
I thought they had some magical river or something.

Can't they just poop in that?
 
2014-03-23 10:57:24 PM

Sugarbombs: Bonzo_1116: fusillade762: India is by far the worst culprit, with more than 640 million people defecating in the open and producing a stunning 73,155 tonnes of human waste each day - the equivalent weight of almost 10 Eiffel Towers or 1,800 humpback whales.

How many Delawares is that?

How much would it cost to have a fleet of towable shiatters in India? You drive into the town square at break time of local businesses, the workers poop in your trucks. Then you drive the poops to a fertilizer factory.


Win win win.

Lose, unless Johnny-on-the-spot wants to open a Mumbai franchise staffed with westerners.  One man's obvious business opportunity is against another man's irrational social norm.

Indians need to get over themselves.  The stereotype they've personally gifted the world with is more stuck up than the stereotypical wealthy American high school girl.  And they're literally wallowing around in shiat because of it.


Don't bother with Westerners, sell the franchises to Dalits. If brahmins are too fussy to make cash with honeytrucks, f*ck those stuck up assholes. People aren't going to stop shiatting.
 
KIA
2014-03-23 10:58:40 PM
Waterless urinals.  They're eco-friendly and, if plumbed correctly, can deliver urine to any collection system which will let it be used for fertilizer or compost heaps.  Zero wastage, maximum efficiency.
 
2014-03-23 10:58:48 PM
SecretAgentWoman: ... take a shiat?

We all know that this is a common phrase, but shouldn't it be:... to leave a shiat."?
 
2014-03-23 11:01:22 PM

KIA: Waterless urinals.


My dog uses one of those.

www.dog-adoption-and-training-guide.com

I sometimes use one, too.
 
2014-03-23 11:08:48 PM

KIA: Waterless urinals.  They're eco-friendly and, if plumbed correctly, can deliver urine to any collection system which will let it be used for fertilizer or compost heaps.  Zero wastage, maximum efficiency.


don't they also have a problem with uroscale?
 
2014-03-23 11:12:39 PM

KIA: Waterless urinals.  They're eco-friendly and, if plumbed correctly, can deliver urine to any collection system which will let it be used for fertilizer or compost heaps.  Zero wastage, maximum efficiency.


Hahahaha

/installed those
//work fine; smelly though
///you change the oil cartridges though
 
2014-03-23 11:20:42 PM
In India, it's not "Sex on the Beach"...it's "Shiat on the Beach"

Nasty sanitary standards
 
2014-03-23 11:21:32 PM

ChromoSomes: SecretAgentWoman: ... take a shiat?

We all know that this is a common phrase, but shouldn't it be:... to leave a shiat."?


George Carlin is dead.  Let the man rest in peace.
 
2014-03-23 11:22:47 PM

ChromoSomes: SecretAgentWoman: ... take a shiat?

We all know that this is a common phrase, but shouldn't it be:... to leave a shiat."?


Please to do the needful.
 
2014-03-23 11:29:58 PM
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2014-03-23 11:40:31 PM

LoneVVolf: "Traditionally, people have gone into communities and said, 'Let's dig you a pit.' That's seen as condescension, a token that isn't very helpful. After all, who is going to clean that pit?''

Seriously; why bother even attempting to maintain a sanitary place to sh*t when you can just drop one on the sidewalk, and then complain about rampant disease and poverty.


Who clans a latrine pit? You fill it with dirt and digs new pit.

Dig a man a pit, he shiats for a day. Teach a man to dig a pit he shiats for life.
 
2014-03-23 11:42:55 PM

Bonzo_1116: How much would it cost to have a fleet of towable shiatters in India? You drive into the town square at break time of local businesses, the workers poop in your trucks. Then you drive the poops to a fertilizer factory.


Win win win.


Except for the guy driving that truck who has a constant case of pink eye.
 
2014-03-23 11:46:29 PM
The ecological aspect has to come after the economic. First you have to convince everyone to start seeking clean means of taking a dump. I'd suggest someone start paying honey bucket men to bring fresh night soil to collection points. You know, lets at least get up to Edwardian standards of waste processing, then we can talk about your fru-fru ecological toilets.

Or... you know what, fark them. We can't fix their problems. And where is all this farking going on? They'll squat in the street to drop a load, but they're the most prudish society in the world. Maybe if you guys let some skin mags into circulation they'll stop banging all the time. Or whatever they're doing, because there's no privacy.
 
2014-03-23 11:51:35 PM
Pooping in public is so acceptable that many Indians will do it on sidewalks or in open fields. Gaze out the window of any Indian train and face a line of bare bottoms doing their business on the tracks. Meanwhile, diarrhoeal diseases kill 700,000 children every year, most of which could have been prevented with better sanitation.

India ranks 144 out of 188 countries for infant mortality, and #10 for GDP.

India, you're doing it wrong.
 
2014-03-23 11:51:41 PM
Aren't you glad that nobody has said anything about cooking dinner over the solid remains of yesterday's dinner?
 
2014-03-23 11:53:42 PM
Just got back from India... it wasn't as bad as most Farkers would imagine in terms of washrooms but I'm guessing for actual Indians its a struggle.

As a white dude I could pretty much go into any chain cafe/restaurant and use their nice, clean washrooms free of charge.  They tended to be clean, private, and tended to.  Public washrooms were not nice, and roadside pissers / "shiat corners" a common sight.  Pay toilets, when available, were about a million times better and cleaner.

Best thing was watching my shiat fall on to the train tracks while traveling at 70km/h.  Worst thing was looking down at the train tracks at Jaipur station while waiting for train.  Every imaginable thing which could go into a toilet was just festering down in the open, baking in the hot Rajasthani sun.  Beautiful country.
 
2014-03-23 11:56:35 PM

KIA: Waterless urinals.  They're eco-friendly and, if plumbed correctly, can deliver urine to any collection system which will let it be used for fertilizer or compost heaps.  Zero wastage, maximum efficiency.


If you think urine is the problem, you've clearly never been anywhere east of Armenia.
 
2014-03-23 11:59:46 PM

Bonzo_1116: fusillade762: India is by far the worst culprit, with more than 640 million people defecating in the open and producing a stunning 73,155 tonnes of human waste each day - the equivalent weight of almost 10 Eiffel Towers or 1,800 humpback whales.

How many Delawares is that?

How much would it cost to have a fleet of towable shiatters in India? You drive into the town square at break time of local businesses, the workers poop in your trucks. Then you drive the poops to a fertilizer factory.


Win win win.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld_characters#Lord_Harry_King

there is no money in it ...
the cost of trucks + processing means that it wont happen
 
2014-03-24 12:01:17 AM

shtychkn: Who clans a latrine pit?


cdn.screenrant.com

"My name is Connor Latrine of the Clan Latrine."
 
2014-03-24 12:01:56 AM

Bawdy George: Squatting while shiatting is probably better for you.

Having said that, I do a hard-target search for Western toilets every time I visit SE Asia.


alas, the western world really doesnt have the legs for squatting
 
2014-03-24 12:04:19 AM

syrynxx: In addition, there's a gender problem, so the women wake up before sunrise to go poop on the ground before the menfolk wake up.

Remind me to never visit India.


seriously??
LOL

yet one more way how women get screwed
 
2014-03-24 12:08:34 AM

Bawdy George: Squatting while shiatting is probably better for you.

Having said that, I do a hard-target search for Western toilets every time I visit SE Asia.


Isnt STRAINING the problem? not the position that you are in?
Want to bet that this is one of those correlation thingies?
 
2014-03-24 12:13:27 AM
How many Delawares is that?

don't you mean Courics?
 
2014-03-24 12:14:20 AM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: How many Delawares is that?

don't you mean Courics?


I believe one Delaware is equal to 1000 Kilocourics.
 
2014-03-24 12:14:24 AM
India is a farking disaster area. The whole country seems to revolve around shat..They dry it and use it as fuel.They do it everywhere, they let cattle do it everywhere, they collect it, they
pretty much eat it, since they fertilize with it, and most of the country has digestive problems and parasites because of it.

 Someone I know told me that getting off a plane in Mumbai is an assault on the senses. Even before you land, you can smell it, the smell of burning garbage, eye watering stink even at 10,000 ft.
Once you land, the heat, B.O. cattle,diesel fumes,cigarette smoke pee, poo, food, trash,burning poo, dead animal smell hit like a hammer..Then the disfigured beggars, lepers, dirty naked children,
clawing at you for some change, people selling trinkets..Piles of poo in the corners, people peeing and spitting all over the streets,It's an assault on every sense simultaneously.
 
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