The Fudge Report

"All the poop that's fit to scoop..."

Monday, November 22, 2004

Soft, strong but a long time to go away

"THE pampered posteriors of Britain's bathrooms are placing an increasing strain on plumbers as ever-kinder toilet tissues block up the nation's drains.
With households preparing to buy bulk supplies for relatives who will descend over Christmas, a timely warning emerges of the hidden dangers posed by lavatory decadence. "

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The Jakarta Post - Diarrhea outbreak kills four: "An outbreak of diarrhea has been plaguing Solok municipality, West Sumatra, since last week, leaving at least four people dead and 217 others hospitalized at one stage or another, local officials said on Tuesday."

Monday, November 15, 2004

NCBuy Weird News: New Group Fighting For Better Toilets - 2004-11-15: "BALTIMORE (Wireless Flash) -- Think the public restrooms in America stink? You're not alone.
A newly-formed group called the North American Restroom Association (NARA) is fighting for better toilets -- and more of them -- across the U.S.
Co-founder Steven Soifer -- who also runs an organization for 'pee-shy' types who clam up in public restrooms -- says the main mission is to increase the number of public toilets so a person doesn't have to walk any more than five minutes to find one."

Friday, November 05, 2004

Beijing hopes World Toilet Summit cleans up its lavatories | CP: "BEIJING (AP) - Beijing hopes the smelly reputation of its public restrooms will be, well, flushed down the toilet soon.
City officials will use the 2004 World Toilet Summit, starting Nov. 17, to showcase efforts to transform the capital's lavatories from foul to fragrant, from crude to cultured. 'Toilets represent the level of development of a country, a region,' Yu Debin, deputy director of Beijing's Municipal Bureau of Tourism, said Friday at a news conference. 'They also represent a region's spiritual and material civilization.' "