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When I woke up this morning I didn’t think I’d be blogging about this.

Zee news reports:
A video filmed in Zhengzhou in China is going viral and you may not even want to watch this one. A hungry woman in the video can be seen mixing rice balls in the loo and eating it.
The lady, in the presence of a group of onlookers, can be seen taking a bite from one of the balls after mixing them in the urinal. What is even bizarre is that the woman looks to be enjoying the taste of those rice balls.
According to local media, the woman works at Tenfu Group, a China-based company that specialises in tea products. In the video, she can be heard saying: “I will fry them in it (the urinal). It still has water inside. It is the same as frying food.
She was not forced to eat it, but in fact did it out of her own choice. “Let me be the first one to eat,” she can be heard saying.
And it looks like she was not the only one. Two other ladies can also be heard relishing the rice balls. “It tastes good – yummy,” the can be heard saying.
Reports suggest that the idea behind this exercise was to show that the washrooms were extremely clean and that they observed high level of cleanliness there as well. And the big meal in the bathroom was just an experiment to put forth their point.
The video was reportedly filmed on July 16. Ever since it was shared on social media, the vomit-inducing video has gone viral.


Because guys need better ways to piss; sink-urinal saves water, encourages men to wash hands

A Latvian designer named Kaspars Jursons is trying to help solve European water shortages by redesigning the men’s restroom. His new urinal design includes a tap and sink right over it.

“It’s not just a fancy piece of art,” he says. “The idea is about function and consumption. You are washing your hands in the sink on top of the urinal, 20111003_stand_print_18and the same water that’s running is also used to flush. You don’t have to use water twice, like when you use the urinal and wash your hands in separate sink.”

The design, called Stand, sells for about $590 per unit.

Restaurant inspections lagging but mouth-shaped urinals removed

The public health department in Hamilton, Ontario (that’s in Canada) is failing to properly monitor Hamilton’s restaurants.

But a Hamilton restaurant with mouth-shaped urinals in the men’s room is attracting attention (OK, not from public health inspectors).

The Hamilton Spectator reports that an audit presented to city council yesterday shows the city isn’t meeting provincial standards for food safety inspections.

It should have performed 4,700 routine inspections last year, but missed that target by 1,200.

The audit also found restaurants and food services with repeat problems weren’t consistently penalized. Out of 450 establishments with multiple infractions, only six were ticketed in 2009.

Ann Pekaruk, the city’s director of audit services, said her department couldn’t find an adequate reason why the inspections weren’t completed.

But there is one Hamilton restaurant that has attracted attention.

After eight months of refusing to give in to pressure from women’s rights groups, politicians and threats of boycotts, the National Post reports a Hamilton restaurant has agreed to take down the controversial mouth-shaped urinals in its men’s restroom.

The Honest Lawyer in Hamilton bought the urinals, which have big, glossy red lips, in Europe and installed them in the restroom three years ago, said Renee Roth, the restaurant’s operations manager and partner, but it didn’t get any negative attention until recently.

“The people started saying it was misogynist, sexist and hurtful. That’s not what we meant for it,” Ms. Roth says. “I saw it as a simple novelty. A decoration in my bathroom. But we didn’t want to confuse people to think we support the things the activists were accusing us of.”

Tweeting for toilet paper, handwashing in urinals

As I’ve said before, when Chapman got his first Blackberry he was so proud he sent me an e-mail from the crapper.

“Dude, I’m on the toilet, and I’m e-mailing you,” or something like that.

Last week, the apparently popular Tokyo DJ, Naika_tei, who also apparently doesn’t know to check for toilet paper before laying logs in a public bathroom, discovered the TP shortage after completing his business. The tei played it cool in the electronics store and sent out this tweet:

"[Urgently needed] toilet paper in the 3rd floor toilet of Akiba Yodobashi."

Five minutes later, he sent another desperate tweet.

After 18 minutes, he tweeted again:

"The toilet paper arrived safely! Thank you very much!"

No amount of tweeting would help the fellow in the video, below. According to one of my language correspondents, the folks in this clip are speaking Dutch, and the dude tried to wash his hands in the Pissoir — the portajohns were apparently there for the women. When she asks: For the record: is that the pissoir? The guy in the red shirt says: yes, a pissoir.

The blond with the microphone says she is speechless.

At least when I was a kid and went to Maple Leaf Gardens when Toronto had a winning hockey team (yes, I am that old) the communal urinal trough was level with the floor, not at handwashing height.

Who needs a iPad? I’ve got my 17-inch computer and an inviting urinal

The iPad is all the rage, but I just don’t get it. Amy’s got her iPhone, and it has a camera, so she doesn’t care; me, I figured out how to take my 17-inch MacBook Pro everywhere, including the bathroom, years ago. It may not be subtle, but it works.

For those of you looking to better combine your computing and recreational experiences, Albert Amgar of France and friend of sends along this video.

Restaurant criticized for keeping fish in a urinal

A Chinese restaurant in Changchun city has been criticized for keeping 20 fancy carp in an over 12-foot-long urinal trough in the mens’ bathroom.

The restaurant says the fish are not in any danger and that the water is running and staff change the water at least twice a day and add oxygen into the water much like a regular fish tank.

The restaurant’s owner adds the fish are just an attraction and not used in dishes.

Guests say they’re surprised to see the fish swimming in the trough which has a sign saying, "Please urinate here" above it.