What’s worse than a broken space-toilet? A broken space-toilet when it’s your very first shift as boss, and suddenly you have to work on the logistics of either getting it fixed or landing your astronauts in Africa. This is Flight Director Rob Kelso’s first-hand account of the narrowly-averted shitstorm.
Humans aren't the only creatures who share communal toilets — many mammals do this. In fact, new research shows this behavior was an ancient evolutionary development. Scientists have discovered a large, rhino-like reptile defecated in "communal latrines" some 240 million years ago.
Has steampunk gone too far? Perhaps to prove there's nothing that can't be enhanced with a touch of brass, one artist has built a steampunk toilet, replete with retro bells and whistles.
At last the brave astronauts aboard the International Space Station have received their $19 million Russian toilet, and are ready to start using it to turn their urine into tasty drinking water.
When you're strapped into a tin can and rocketing through the galaxy at thousands of miles an hour, your opportunities for bathroom breaks are pretty few and far between. At some point, you're going to have to step away from the controls and relieve yourself. However, in a zero gravity environment where an errant…
It's called the Dignity Toilet, and it doesn't just provide a comfy seat when you want to take a dump; it also has a strap so you can carry the full toilet on your back; and finally, its shape allows you to quickly turn your poop into fertilizer at your local field. The Dignity Toilet, designed by Cooler Solutions,…