November 19, 2012

A Day To Give Thanks

and a day to remember those in need.

According to Scott Huler writing for Scientific American, today is World Toilet Day.

Yep. You heard me: Nov. 19 is World Toilet Day. Brought to you by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and the World Toilet Toilet (sic) Organization (and supported by Domestos, a Unilever cleaning brand), the day reminds those of us with nice warm bathrooms and healthy sanitation that it ain’t that way for all of us.

Like, say, the 2.5 billion people who lack a clean toilet. Remember the outhouse scene in “Slumdog Millionaire”? That’s all over the world.

From time to time I’ve toyed with writing a post on my experiences with toilet facilities while traveling. But I think I’ll continue to postpone that dissertation for a while. Most of those places had toilets.

Posted by Duane Smith at November 19, 2012 11:26 AM | Read more on Odds and Ends |

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