Self-closing toilet

firebus's picture

What amazing problems (hunger? war?) would we, as a species, be able to resolve using the cognitive surplus that would be made available with this invention!

All the time spent arguing about which position a toilet should be left in, and whose responsibility leaving things in what position are, and all the time spent feeling bad about gender disagreements, not to mention the expense and possible long term side-effects of anti-depressants...

In any case, it's a toilet with self-closing hinges. The seat and lid both close. When the toilet is open, it stays open (perhaps with a magnetic catch). When the toilet is flushed, the catch is released and the lid and seat slowly close.

I apologize for posting an actually good idea on this blog. Next time I'll make a new site named "The OK-est thing in the world" or something...


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but it's not a good idea.

but it's not a good idea.

Someone, eventually, need to manually intervene to open the seat. Which makes it overcompensating times 10,000.

better would be a toilet that could sense "sudden butt impact", and inflate the seat as necessary to prevent fall-ins, would be more serviceable without causing offense?


firebus's picture

iris

what if it was a really high-tech sci-fi iris technology, where the toilet would be a closed iris (like a camera lens) and then, sensing the decending buttocks, it would iris open JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT for you to poop.

then close again when you're done.

and it would go "swoosh" when it opened and closed.

and for $100 extra, the holodeck accessory.


firebus's picture

phew

but it's not a good idea.

phew!

better would be a toilet that could sense "sudden butt impact", and inflate the seat as necessary to prevent fall-ins

i absolutely agree! in general this "reusable airbag" technology would be huge! for one thing, it would revolutionize demolition derbies...


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