Friday, November 19, 2021

World Toilet Day

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Health, Medicine, Society, Culture

Ed Hessler

A while back I announced that Marc Silver (NPR Goats and Soda) was seeking photographs of quirky toilet signs. 

November 19, today, is World Toilet Day, and as Marc Silver promised, after again calling our attention to the seriousness of the event and reminding us of the world's need for improved sanitation - consider this number:"By 2020, the rate" of "access to safely managed sanitation was 54%.) - has some great, sometimes quirky and funny toilet signs from around the world. 

So called children's literature includes several titles on the "poo taboo" resulting from our physiology. Here is one popular title.

And here, "without further loo ado, here are signs sent in by our loo-yal, er...loyal readers." 

By the way, it is tempting to look only at the signs but the essay is very good and informs us of the great need (and why) for improved sanitation facilities for all. There are links, too.

Thanks, Mr. Silver.

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