Patents Pending, Children’s Books & latest news on no. 2s & loos from ‘The Daily Poo!’

Urimat | Odourless eco-friendly urinals that don’t use water!

Why the photo above? Well, it may be a subject that not many are aware of but mens urinals really don’t need to be as awful as they tend to be (read more in article 6. below). Then there’s a beauty treatment for women and some great bathroom ideas too…

Meanwhile, while we’ve been working with Albright IP to date, we’ve also now engaged the Wayfair Group to work with our patents pending and licensing of our aesthetic bathroom designs to improve posture, health and wellbeing. In addition, the third book in our series for children, about loos, poo and toilet talk are humorous educational books – now about to go back out to publishers via our agency Jon Fowler Media.

In other news… our weekly line up of articles, news and views on all that’s happening in the smallest room and around the globe. People often discuss or illustrate the Bristol Stool Chart, i.e. what the colour and shape of your no. 2s represents, but seldom do the charts advise what the various types mean… so here’s wikimedia’s more helpful version to explain!

wikimedia | cabot health
  1. BigGreenSmile.com suggest s few ways to cut down on plastics and reduce waste in your bathroom
  2. We were so impressed… we bought one! The FlushBrush offers a brilliant alternative to the toilet brush, you know the one that’s moved on slightly since the Romans ‘grabbed the shitty end of the stick!’ Mothers Day? Fathers Day? Any day? Yep, see the video and be sure to get one for when the shit hits the pan.
  3. We often talk about the Bidet and wash vs wipe as we get to the bottom of everything to do with bottoms and toilets. Here’s an insightful article in HowStuffWorks by Jesslyn Shields, ‘Getting to the Bottom of the Bidet.’
  4. A thought from ‘The Daily Poo!‘ No need to stock up on toilet paper if you’re fearing the approach of coronavirus, get a bidet attachment instead! Take this one for example… TUSHY
  5. Here at ‘The Daily Poo!‘ we’ve often considered the possible solutions for those left over toilet roll cores, and some while ago discovered the Lotus’ Biodegradable Flush&Go tubes‘ (see image below.) This seemingly brilliant idea doesn’t appear to have gone as mainstream as we’d thought, Kimberly-Clark created & patented core-less rolls, but the question and challenge still remains – how to cut down on the cores and get the public’s behind, behind this idea? Emily Flitter writes for The New York Times ‘My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe’ and it’s worth a read.
  6. For the male contingent… Urinals: Ever been in one of the ‘Portaloos’ [Portable Toilets] at concerts, speech days or any events for that matter – and thought, ‘this is so smelly and awful why can’t they figure’ – then actually there is an answer, but it’s not been widely adopted in spite of being ecological, water saving and odourless!! Start campaigning + Here is the answer Urimat or Uridan are brilliant examples. Here’s the 5 reasons for the stink, ‘pinch your nose and read on’; urine leftovers on the floor or wall, dry floor drains, floor joints and corner odours, insufficient room ventilation & maintenance failure.
  7. For the female contingent… Bird poop is not just a symbol of good luck, is it also a beauty elixir… Here’s why! + Some other unusual sounding Asian beauty treatments, by Naressa Khan for Style.
  8. For everyone [maybe] Zeltini studio’s wooden ‘temple of poop‘ is a compost concept and taking ‘a poo with a view’, DesignBoom explains its design and function.

To finish up, a heads up (or bottoms down) on World Water Day#WorldWaterDay is a month away so we’ll focus more on water around that time, and its importance in sanitation. Also, how ‘waterless’ sanitation has similar benefits by saving water which can then be used elsewhere. Next week, the usual round up on what’s happening in the world of poop & no. 2s, in ‘The Daily Poo!‘ We also have a facebook and instagram site appearing shortly too.

Lotus | Biodegradeable Aqua Tube TM & copyright Lotus

Latest news & views on loos & no. 2s from ‘The Daily Poo!’ + The Best Toilet Stools for Posture, Health & Wellbeing.

If you missed last weeks article, there are some great ideas for Valentines Day so do check back. Meanwhile, let’s catch up on all of the latest news from around the globe in a poo packed post. Starting with the relationship between coronavirus and as Science Alert suggests it could also be spread through poop, so we wanted to flag this up… https://www.sciencealert.com/latest-coronavirus-study-suggests-it-can-also-be-spread-through-poop and other news, ‘A run on toilet paper represents a quantum leap in the anxiety-buying department. Especially in Hong Kong, a city where the main problem with toilet paper is, arguably, that there’s too much of it. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/opinion/coronavirus-hong-kong.html Channel News Asia also explains, that there’s no need to panic about lack of toilet paper: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/novel-coronavirus-lawrence-wong-explains-why-there-is-no-need-to-12416408

As education about poop gains momentum in being taught and talked about at schools, many articles are now appearing about ‘poop education’ both human and for the animal kingdom. We’ve written three books on the subject (awaiting publication) one of which is our ‘All Animals Poo and We Do Too‘ which features a fun section entitled, ‘Match the Faeces to the Faces’… To give you a heads up on what to look for here’s the WWF’s ‘know your animal poo‘ article: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/know-your-animal-poo It’s important to engage children early on, ordinarily around potty time 3yrs as it breaks down fears, helps them understand and be aware of what’s healthy and what’s not, and it can be a lot of fun too, for both parents and their children. There’s an interesting article for new parents to read too, that’s worth being aware of about encopresis: https://parentology.com/encopresis-could-your-child-be-suffering-from-this-little-known-diagnosis/

A recurring theme we get in ‘The Daily Poo!‘ is about ‘Sit vs Squat‘ and the number of stand alone products (or should that be sit alone products:)) being offered to achieve the same result continues to grow in both popularity, and proof of concept. The ‘Toilet Stool‘ started with the ‘SquattyPotty TM’ and now there are a number of newcomers and awareness is growing of the benefits from lifting your legs to straighten your colon – i.e. mimicking a squat – which we were all designed to do and have done since the beginning of time.

However, we have patents pending to make going to the loo a lot easier with an aesthetic design to fit practically every bathroom and do away with the need to have an unsightly stool lurking in the bathroom, and that can be applied to hospitals, offices, public toilets, schools and anywhere that has a floor or wall mounted toilet – we believe there’s enough of a movement (ahem) to drive the need to make this option a standard for all toilet manufacturers to offer – for the health and care of their customers. To discuss our patents and a potential license do contact us at ‘The Daily Poo!

Meanwhile, let’s look at two articles to help you go, the first ‘How to Sh*t Sit!’ by Doug Powell: https://www.barfblog.com/2020/02/today-in-national-poop-day-how-to-sit-a-guide/ and the second, as mentioned above, ‘Toilet stools are the hottest new bathroom accessory ever since the release of the Squatty Potty. But more stools with improved features have jumped onto the scene since including the TURBO™ Bathroom Toilet Stool… Here are a few more of the leading toilet stools:

  1. Squatty Potty Toilet Stool
  2. Squatty Potty The Original Adjustable Height Bathroom Toilet Stool- Tao Bamboo
  3. The TUSHY Ottoman
  4. Squat ‘n’ Go Adjustable Bamboo Luxury Squatting Toilet
  5.  Relaxx Toilet Stool
  6.  EasyGoPro Toilet Stool
  7.  Morning Smile Toilet Stool
  8.  Squat and Go white Toilet Stool
  9. Step and Go Toilet Stool
  10. StrongTek Squatty Toilet Stool

Finally, let’s finish up with a couple of humorous articles and features to brighten your week:

  1. There’s a new comedy coming to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, ‘The Origin of the Faeces‘ which already has us laughing with the title alone!
  2. Dodge the Poop‘ would be sound advice for anyone… so here’s a new game for all the family that involves doing just that!
  3. Seems like poop is getting everywhere, in the Eurovision National Final in Czech Republic guess what the name of the band is that’s one of the leading frontrunners? https://escxtra.com/2020/02/02/czech-republic-eurovision-prediction/We all Poop!’

Next week in ‘The Daily Poo!’ as bidets and bidet attachments gain in popularity, we’ll take a look at wash vs wipe and catch up on all the latest news and views on poos and no. 2s – have a great week!