The oddest things amuse me.
I read where Bill Gates is looking to invent a better toilet. Okay.
What about, instead of reinventing the wheel, we go back in time to the earth closet which was used in the 1850s? Before using, you filled a pail with earth which was then deposited on top of the excreta (love that word). Frankly, I’ve always thought it was cool, kind of like your own compost pile.
(Love the part about Queen Victoria using one in Windsor Castle.)
Frankly, I think the Japanese toilet pictured above is pretty cool. (In addition to all the bells and whistles, it looks easy to clean.)