toilets

Leave before you really have to go

"We were lucky to get the spot we did -- it was relatively safe and at least had the benefit of lighting from inside the gates we were parked outside of. It did not, however, include toilet facilities."

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Cautionary tale: Keep drawstrings tucked at all times

"I was hanging by my shorts on the second step of a Freightliner. The fact that my face was almost pressed up against the side of the truck kept me from having to witness the hundreds pointing and laughing at me."

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Alert! Le Pew’s on the toilet!

Wendy Parker tells her craziest road story: "When I step into any bathroom outside of my own home, I slip into some crazy space-time continuum that contains everything weird."

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From toilets to roads — concrete from the potty

It's "poticrete," actually, the name given an aggregate mix the city of Bellingham, Wash., used for a paved trail project -- a big portion of the aggregate is made of crushed toilets, sinks and other porcelain bathroom fixtures. The mixture is notablein that it marks the first "LEED-style certification," Christopher Mims wrote on thegrist.org, for something resembling a roadway. (The folks at the Greenroads Foundation designated the Poticrete trail its first certified Greenroad.) And I imagine it might ...

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