News, but not the serious kind
If the Three Stooges made toilets…
It’s one thing if a car company produces autos with gas tanks that explode, or a pharmaceutical firm sells medication with grotesque side effects, but this time, big business has gone too far.
In Japan, two prominent makers of fancy toilets that have seat-warming and blow-drying functions for, you know, your butt, have admitted they are aware of a number of cases in which their toilets began smoking, or even caught fire.
Sure, if you’re into adolescent physical humor then seeing this could be kind of funny, but if it happened to you, not so much…. And you would kind of rely on the manufacturers to warn you, because other people aren’t going to admit it. ”Dude! The grossest thing happened to me today while I was…”
An employee of Toto Limited demonstrates a control unit for the company’s toilet seat “New Neorest” series at their showroom in Tokyo in a 2005 photo. REUTERS/Issei Kato