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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese told to stock up on toilet paper amid rumblings of earthquake drill

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 'Stock up on toilet paper for when disaster rumbles' Exhortations for Japanese to be prepared took on special meaning at yesterday's annual Disaster Prevention Day drill, with the government telling citizens to stock up on toilet paper. That's because more than 40 per cent of Japan's toilet paper is supplied by the high-risk ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Modi's toilet talk is nothing short of revolutionary

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:23pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... towns, particularly those in north India, "toilet towns". While most Indians are scrupulously clean about their person, they think public spaces- even the few feet around them- ... ridiculing Modi for reducing a solemn occasion to toilet talk. They don't get it. This is revolutionary talk and spoken in a way that ordinary Indians may relate to. For the first time, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cross your legs! Occupy Central organisers worry about toilet facilities for 10,000

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Joyce Ng

    ... themselves. Food, water and- most of all- toilets were occupying the minds of the organisers, founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting said yesterday, the first time he has discussed the practical issues Occupy ... crowd can gather," he told RTHK. "The small thing is people won't have food and water. "They may be able to bear this for a period of time, but when it comes to toilets ...

  4. Fashionistas can look forward to week of luxury- without tent

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... shows each day. The good news for some guests is they will no longer have to hike in high heels past the Legco building to a tent with suspect air conditioning and portable toilets ...

  5. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Toilet app made by Beijing government is bogged down by errors

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Nectar Gan

    ... smartphone users find the nearest public toilet was found to be flush with errors, according to tests conducted by the media. The app, launched in April and developed by the Beijing Municipal ... people downloaded the app. The app’s reach is specific as well – it covers about 8,300 public toilets within the capital’s 5th Ring Road. But the commission said not all the toilets nearby were ...

  6. Nature's call is the one cabbies most dread

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For professional drivers, the call of nature is their biggest nightmare, according to 43-year-old Ho Wai-seng, who has been a cabbie for 16 years. 'When you are desperate to go to the toilet and find yourself stuck in the traffic, there is little you can do. Same with having a big fare, a long ride,' he said. 'This happens all the time. The only thing we can do ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HYGIENE

    Caught filthy-handed: single men have the worst toilet hygiene habits, survey finds

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:43pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Smaller percentage of men than women say they always wash their hands after using toilet, handling rubbish or sneezing Men worst for not washing their hands Men have ... using the toilet, handling rubbish or sneezing, the survey of 2,001 people shows. "I hope members of the public remember that even when your hands do not look dirty, it doesn't mean ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman, 88, jailed for 9 days after attacking roommate with scissors in toilet row

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:20pm by LO WEI

    ... their shared toilet. “I don’t know how I should sentence you,” Principal Magistrate Ernest Lin Kam-hung told Ng Hai-chen, after she admitted assault and wounding. “I don’t know either,” replied ... into an argument over the use of the toilet. Ng then attacked Szeto with a pair of scissors but was subdued by a 75-year-old woman. Both Ng and Szeto were sent to the medical centre, where the victim had ...

  9. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... for smelly toilets Mainland scientists have developed a "bioweapon" that can wipe out the notorious bad smell in public toilets. Up to 75 per cent of the odour can be removed, with the rest ... in either liquid or power form, and it is cheap. A half-litre bottle costs about 20 yuan (HK$25) and it can be used to treat several toilets as the bacteria grows rapidly on waste. ...

  10. Study takes aim at unruly urination

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Professor Wu has been active in lobbying governments against ground-level urinals, because young men and the elderly tend to make a mess of it. He has mathematically demonstrated the undesirable effects of unruly aiming (see diagram). This involves calculating the angles at which men aim their stream in different toilet settings. 'Elderly men, due ...




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