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Fasten your seatbelt and cross your legs…

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Gosh, just when everybody is talking about what a glamorous, enjoyable experience fllying is these days, it gets even better.

A Chinese airline has calculated that it takes a liter of fuel to flush the toilet at 30,000 feet, so they’re urging passengers to get in the airport bathroom line before they get in the boarding line.  Or,  you might say, “mind your pees and queues.” 

The energy used in one flush is enough for an economical car to run at least 10 kilometers, one pilot was quoted as saying.  

This is going to be fun. On the one side you’ve got harried flight attendants trying to keep passengers from wasting the sanitary facilities,  and on the other you’ve got a plane full of people who have been drinking coffee and beer for three hours.  Who do you think is gonna win?  
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Excuse me, which way is your men’s room? Oh….

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How on earth would somebody decide to open a toilet-themed eatery?  Process of elimination, forgive the pun?  I guess we may presume that every other possible restaurant motif must have already been taken.  Send us your thoughts via Post a Comment.toilets360.jpg

A family eats at a toilet-themed restaurant in southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung June 29, 2005. Diners at the Martun, or toilet in Chinese, wait for a toilet seat in its brightly coloured tile interior. Food arrives in bowls shaped like Western-style toilets or Asian-style “squat pots”. REUTERS/David Lin