a motorcycle fueled by poop

Many inventors are looking to cash-in on the green movement, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  I’m all for lower car emissions and reducing our “carbon footprint”.  But it’s not surprising that some people don’t know where to draw the line between good idea in theory and bad idea in practice.  Hence the Toilet Bike Neo.

Japanese toilet manufacturer Toto has created their own green driving machine.  Actually, it should be called a green driving latrine.  It’s literally a toilet combined with a three-wheel motorcycle.

The Toilet Bike Neo runs on biogas, which is a more scientific way of saying poop.  I’m not against the concept — using excrement for energy is a good idea.  But including the toilet on the motorcycle seems a little odd to me.  Well, let’s be honest, more than odd — more like “that ain’t right”.  I know a few people who might would even use it (where are you, Buck Elvis?), but most people would rather have privacy when taking a dump.  Plus there’s the post-pooping customs to deal with, which I shouldn’t have to explain.

It appears to have a giant roll of toilet paper on the back, but that doesn’t seem plausible.  Surely there’s some bidet-type system installed.  The bike even has a little toilet hood ornament, in case the driver wasn’t embarrassed enough by sitting on a giant toilet.

A commenter at CNet calculated the motorcycle would need about 218 pounds of poop daily to create 2 gallons worth of gasoline.  And supposedly it takes about 18 days for the poop to be converted into biogas, so you’d need to carry around about 2 tons of poop to keep the process flowing for daily usage.  That would increase the weight of the bike so much that you’d need much more poop because your gas mileage would be so bad.  However you figure it, that’s a big load of crap!

caption contest, people dressed in moss costumes

Welcome to our next weekly caption contest!  This week’s photo features several people dressed in costumes that look to be made of moss, and they’re walking down a city street.  As usual, I have absolutely no context whatsoever for this, but that’s not a problem because we get to make up our own context.  So write a caption from anybody’s perspective (whether in the picture or not), and you can invent your own backstory.  Or you can just come up with a joke.  Just make it funny and clean.

For some inspiration, you can consider these questions.  Does this have something to do with the “going green” movement?  Is it some type of camouflage?  Is it a protest?  Who organized this parade?  What are their motives or intentions?

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caption contest, man in strange green outfit

Do Mondays give you indigestion?  If so, you should try our weekly caption contests, which start on Mondays.  They might make you laugh, and that helps the day pass.

Speaking of that, it’s Monday, and here’s our next caption contest.  This week’s photo features a man in a very unusual green outfit, walking along with some normal-dressed people.   I really have no idea what’s going on here, so it’s up to you to provide some context for what could be happening.  So leave a funny caption for this picture.  Just keep it clean…

man in green outfit walking with people

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