The Fudge Report

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

Thursday, May 26, 2005

UK company launches in-car toilet:

The inflatable bubble expands into any available space
A portable, in-car lavatory has been launched by a British firm for use by people with medical conditions, as well as families with small children.

The Indipod, made by Bromsgrove-based Daycar, is aimed at people with bowel and bladder problems.

The chemical toilet is housed in an inflatable 'bubble' which is powered from the car's cigarette lighter.

It is designed to be used in multi-purpose vehicles, four-wheel drives and estate cars.

The Indipod is on display at Naidex 2005, an exhibition of products for disabled people at the NEC in Birmingham.

When not is use, the Indipod folds away into a bag the size of a suitcase and weighs 8kg.

'When we developed it we thought it would be for families, kids going out for the day or on holiday,' Daycar managing director, Barbara May, told the BBC News website.

'But we've had an excellent response from people with medical conditions.'"

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Don't drink the sewage:

"It doesn't take a medical degree to know that drinking poop is bad for us. For centuries, we have protected ourselves from waterborne plagues by keeping human waste out of our water. Why, then, would the Environmental Protection Agency propose a new policy that would allow sewage treatment plants to discharge inadequately treated human waste into lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal waters?"

Saturday, May 07, 2005

'Mr. Floatie' protests sewage dumping

"VICTORIA -- The dumping of raw sewage into the Pacific Ocean was an issue one man wanted to take to an all-candidates meeting in the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding Friday morning, but the costumed crusader was not allowed in.

James Skwarok arrived dressed up as 'Mr. Floatie,' a two-metre tall turd representing POOP, People Opposed to Outfall Pollution."

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Boing Boing: Taiwan's toilet bowl themed restaurant:

There's a restaurant in Taiwan called Toilet Bowl, and the decor uses lots of toilets everywhere. "
Man gets the poop on outsourcing - Yahoo! News: "Man gets the poop on outsourcing

By Holly McKenna Mon May 2,12:58 PM ET

DELMAR, N.Y. (Reuters) - Computer programmer Steve Relles has the poop on what to do when your job is outsourced to India.

Relles, one of a rising number of Americans seeking new opportunities as their work shifts to countries with cheaper labor, has spent the past year making his living scooping up dog droppings as the 'Delmar Dog Butler.'

'My parents paid for me to get a (degree) in math and now I am a pooper scooper,' Relles, a 42-year-old married father of two told Reuters. 'I can clean four to five yards in a hour if they are close together.'"