Wow just under half a Million Dollars for a toilet, you would think it was made of gold. 😆 But no, just a toilet being built in Flinders street Melbourne which is the Capitol of Victoria here in OZ. It seems this is a single toilet building, the unit made from stainless steel, yep it will only take one person at a time. It will be put in a place where taxi drivers and rail commuters really need a toilet, but at this cost? Surely they can build a cheaper toilet. There argument is that most of the cost is because of the labour involved connecting to underground services, sounds like the typical rip off of the Governments money, or I should say our money, do they actually get real costings for things like this? I suspect not.
If you would like to read about this story there is an article about it all in the Herald Sun.
We seem to love expensive toilets here in OZ. Late last year in Western Australia they spent $250,000 on a Musical toilet, no kidding, the toilet says “Welcome” and plays a piano version of “What the World Needs Now Is Love”
Read about it here, there is even a picture of the toilet.
Thought I would throw these toilets in for a bit of a laugh. 🙂
This is the Otohime device in the ladies’ toilet in a Toto showroom. The dark field with the hand pictogram is a motion sensor, and when a hand is waved in front of the sensor, a loud flushing sound is heard for 25 seconds to cover any potential sounds of the toilet user. The device stops 25 seconds after the last activation or if the Stop button underneath is pressed. Wikimedia Commons.
Public toilet embedded into the corner of a highway bridge abutment.Wikimedia
Before anyone asks I have no idea how the above toilet works, I’m hoping someone may be able to explain it all to me. 🙂
This is a wireless toilet control panel for a japanese toilet with 38 (!!!) buttons. The model is a high-end model photographed in a Toto showroom. Normally, many of the buttons are covered with the lid, that is currently in a lowered position, so in normal operation the user has to choose only among 18 different buttons. for a very basic
1: 大 (ookii, big) causes to a large flush for large size waste (大便, daiben, feces)
2: 小 (chiisai, small) causes a small flush for small size waste (小便. shonben or shouben, urine).
3: Lowers the lid and closes the seat
4: Lowers the seat and raises the lid
5 Raises both the lid and the seat
6: Stops all operations
7: おしり(oshiri, Butt): Washing of the an*s, regular
8: やわらか (yawaraka, tender): Washing of the an*s, soft mode
9: ビデ: (Bide, Bidet): Washing of the vu**a.
10: 乾燥 (kansou, dry): Blow dryer for drying the private parts
11: ムーブ （入/切）(Muubu, Move): Rotates the nozzle sideways back and forth
12: マッサージ (入/切) (Massaji, Massage): Cyclic increase in the nozzle pressure for a massage of the an*s. Button for On/Off. Photo and explaination from Wikimedia Commons.
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