Speaking of the lottery, I was recently involved in a lunch conversation where some people were talking about being super-extravagant if they won the lottery. At some point, the conversation somehow gravitated toward toilets. (I have some friends that get really random!) I don’t know how the topics merged together, but someone said they’d have toilets that get launched into space when they get stopped up, or maybe even just when they’re flushed. I don’t think toilets were meant to be disposable. Also, I’m not sure what they cost, but given how many times a flush is needed for a normal household per day, that might burn through the lottery winnings fairly quickly.
Besides, can you imagine Earth being surrounded by toilets in orbit? There would be toilets (full of poop) crashing into satellites and burning up on re-entry in the atmosphere. The more I think about it, the more reasons I come up with for why that’s a crappy idea.
But I do admit that seeing toilets launched from someone’s house repeatedly might be kinda cool… that is, as long as they achieve orbit and don’t come back down. There’s many obvious flaws in the scenario of them returning to the ground. As cool as it would be to see a toilet shatter*, it would cause some serious damage if it hit something.
* Mango-Man says he’s seen a toilet fall off a truck and shatter into a million pieces and that it was indeed cool. Too bad he wasn’t prepared to capture video of it. It’s not everyday you get to see toilets break. (Actually, I know someone who says he breaks his toilet on a regular basis, but more in a figurative sense.)
I’ve probably said more about toilets in this post than you care to hear about, so I’ll stop now. But for the few who want more, there is a popular post here about toilet facts, and there are other posts about toilets (such as the motorcycle that runs on poop and has a built-in toilet). You can use the search function in the sidebar to find even more toilet-related nuggets. Hmm, that might not be the best choice of words, but this conversation is already in the toilet, so what does it matter? 🙂