The bathroom is probably the least social room in the house for most of us who don't enjoy a strict diet of Eastern European porn. Sure we all use it but we rarely discuss it and no one wants to hang out there.
But that doesn't change the fact it may be the most important room in your house and, as with everything else in this age of technological marvels, advances are being made. Kickass advances.
Such as ...
#10. The Indipod Car Toilet
Nothing screws up a road trip more than having to use a highway rest stop. Notorious for housing armies of disease-causing bacteria and, in some cases, serial killers, the rest stop is not your friend and no rest will be had. The Indipod was invented to let you drive right past it down the highway while pissing in your own vehicle, the way God intended.
Basically a tent that you just set up in the back seat with a really advanced-looking bucket inside, the Indipod is the evolution of the Big Gulp cup dad made you piss in on those long road trips back in the day.
For added kicks, you can keep driving while a passenger uses it, presumably getting causing unpleasant splashback at every turn and bump in the road.
#9. The Intelligence Toilet
Japan, land of innovations you never knew you needed because you don't need them, once again wows the world with the Intelligence Toilet, which makes our standard western toilets look like the stupid family dog, hungry for feces but offering nothing in return beyond blank stares.
The Intelligence Toilet can measure the sugar levels in your urine, test your blood pressure, your body fat and weight, and then give you recommendations for diet and exercise. It's basically a genie you shit on.
#8. The Pet Potty Doggy Toilet
There's no reason dogs should be left out of the bathroom revolution, considering their toilet has not seen an advance since "the ground" became popular several million years ago. Now, thanks to the Pet Potty, dog owners don't need to really walk their dogs at all any more. We'll allow the official video to demonstrate:
Yes, at the 1:19 mark, you just saw a full, uninterrupted 15-second shot of an actual dog shitting on their product, before the turd got sprayed away with a shower head and then mulched by a trash compactor or some such.
This indoor toilet for dogs gets installed right into your plumbing, which the website assures us is easy without actually explaining the process, and is such a time saver. Of course you still have to manually hose off the poop each time, unless you can somehow teach your dog to do that.
#7. Uni-P Public Urinal
The inequality of the sexes is never more evident than when it comes to the public restroom. The reason there's always a line outside the ladies' loo is because there are fewer places to go (since stalls take up more room than urinals, there are fewer in an average restroom). Thus men have long held urinals over women's head, probably more figuratively than literally.
But now, at long last, women get all of the advantages of the urinal. How, you may ask? Well, the above picture ought to clear it right up for you as well as demonstrating how this device would be in no way degrading or embarrassing for women.
#6. The Homophobic Robo-Toilet
Apparently life in Ft. Lauderdale has been brought to a standstill due to rampant homosexual bathroom antics. Not according to the police or anyone sane, just according to the mayor, who's convinced no one can set foot in a public restroom without having to wait behind a gay conga line to use the facilities.
Luckily, the mayor has proposed spending a quarter of a million bucks on a public toilet that's self-locking, self cleaning and, a feature that's sure to not cause any potential lawsuits, it sets off a siren and opens the door if it thinks you've been in there too long.
Yes, what better way to discourage public bathroom sex than by exposing it to a passing crowd of Boy Scouts.