The newest stock market Web site has raised our feminine hackles. 'SexQuotes' combines trading tips and pornography 'bringing together the two most sought after commodities on the Web'. Visitors are asked whether they want their market figures flanked by naked blondes, brunettes, red heads, Asians or blacks. As an added perk, stock watchers can enter a contest to win a dream date with Baywatch beauty Donna D'Errico and US$25,000. As a woman, Lai See feels affronted and betrayed. We are outraged by the menu of female sex objects, segregated by hair colour and race. What a sorry state of affairs. Not a single man is on offer. Where is our selection of sun-kissed Latinos, muscular Africans and flexing Swedes? Where are our Chippendale men, smiling impishly as they straddle the Nikkei-225? And, most importantly, where is our dream date with Antonio Banderas? But there is hope. We recall that the strippers in Full Monty were redundant steel workers. With lay-offs besetting the finance industry, perhaps a team of jobless traders will step in and fill the beefcake void. A lot of people mistakenly believe that industrialists don't care about the state of the planet. Tajwar Shadikhan is out to prove them wrong. Tearing himself away from the fascinating world of recycled lube oil, the Zimmark Group chairman has decided to tackle a global menace. Urine droplets. 'I have travelled extensively in Asia, Europe and the US and have always been amazed by the universal apathy of men towards the foul smell of washrooms and urine splashed on the floors,' Mr Shadikhan said. 'I have always believed that men really wanted a cleaner place to pee.' Enter the 'Sweet Pea', a revolution in toilet technology. The elongated, cylindrical urinal 'promises a more hygienic and fun-to-use urinal for men who have yearned for a pee puddle-free and sweet-smelling toilet environment'. The device is activated by sensors on the floor. When users straddle Sweet Pea, the automatic dispenser distributes water evenly across the urinating surface. Their position astride the device keeps urine from splashing on the walls and floor. Mr Shadikhan's brainchild 'reflects many years of frustration with unpleasant peeing experiences around the world'. The final outrage came when he opened the men's room door in his own factory in Shenzhen. 'The washroom was unbearable,' he said. 'I recoiled from the smell as I entered and became disgusted with the overall state of the place. 'Something had to be done, so I came up with the idea of Sweet Pea.' A nice concept, but probably just a flash in the pan. The traditional rivalry between barristers and solicitors has long divided the legal profession. One local lawyer was surprised to find that a Bangkok hotel had wandered into the fray and taken his side. While perusing the Siam Lodge's list of 'dos and don'ts' for guests, the barrister was impressed to learn that his lesser colleagues were being kept in their place. 'Please do not associate with solicitors around the hotel,' it warned. Is there no end to Singapore's displays of superiority? Already their streets are cleaner, their homes safer, and their mouths blissfully free of chewing gum. Now it appears that even their inches are bigger. Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of a new, more luxurious aircraft. Upholstered in soft Connolly leather and trimmed with wood, the aircraft's seats also boast 'the world's largest 14-inch personal video screens'. Quite an achievement. But then, Lai See has become used to exaggeration when it comes to counting inches.