Craig Strongman

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SQUAT ! I'd never get perpendicular again ! I'd end up rolling on the floor on my back in filth and fluids !  

I did see something similar in Greece and Brittany, but I suspect they were of 19th century origin. I'd like to think we've progressed as a society since then. 

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There were quite a few of them in London Docks in the 70's, known as the 'Asian toilets' Some sailors from forrin parts had no idea how to use a western style and refused to use them

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There was a recent article in one of the local papers here saying that squat toilets offer a much more natural and efficient position to defecate than the seated position that must be taken up on a modern 'sit-down' toilet bowl.

 

The problem is, apparently, that the usual sitting position bends and potential kinks the rectum forming a partial (or in some cases complete) occlusion resulting in straining, constipation and, ultimately, bowel obstruction.

 

The recommendation was (if the squat isn't possible) to sit on the toilet and lean forward with the head as close to the knees as possible.

 

I don't usually suffer with waste disposal problems but I have found that the leaning forward method does help in 'ease of passage'.

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The first time I saw ‘an ‘ole in the floor’ lavatory was at a restaurant up in the hills above the Italian Riviera, would have been 1970.  I thought that civilised society had moved on considerably since those days, however we’ve come across several similar loos on the French motorway ‘Aires’ in the past few years.   I’ve used lovely loos in very nice restaurants in different cities of the World, every time the loo is flushed the seat whizzes round to be cleaned automatically.   The first time I witnessed this I’d had my fair share of wine with my meal, I had to flush again to convince myself it had really happened! 

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Have to admit I'm regular as clockwork half past four every morning tom-tit time, sadly my alarm does not go off until half five :crazy: 

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3 hours ago, FLY2 said:

SQUAT ! I'd never get perpendicular again ! I'd end up rolling on the floor on my back in filth and fluids !  

I did see something similar in Greece and Brittany, but I suspect they were of 19th century origin. I'd like to think we've progressed as a society since then. 

 

I'd never be able to sit and read a book!   :biggrin:

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I'd have thought that leaning forward would only you to force things thereby causing piles to appear !  

I've got a little foot stool, and sit with my arms on my knees reading, or on my iPad !

Automatic seat cleaning ! It's a good job you weren't still sitting on it Lizzie, or you might have got more than you bargained for ! You'd be dizzy, wet, and oh, and  that brush can be a bit unnerving, embarrassing, not to say a mite painful.

Oh God, what a subject. Let's get on to bad driving, litter, fly tipping or vandalism !

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Being in a queue anywhere. Ditherers and dawdlers at mini islands ! People who stop to chat in enterances thereby blocking the way.

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Add to that Fly, motorists who take their car for a walk on Sundays.

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Can anyone tell me the science behind these two strange effects of microwave ovens.

When you put a cup in a microwave it doesn't seem to matter where you put the handle pointing when you start or how long you set the timer, when it finishes the handle always points to the back.

In the morning we usually have coffee made with milk and heat the milk in a mug in the microwave. The mugs are exactly the same, except the colour,  the amount of milk is the same and the timer is set to the same time yet the one in the dark blue mug tends to boil yet the one in the white mug does not. Why is this so? 

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Maybe it has something to do with the colour under the glaze. Not that I  would know. Or perhaps the constituency  of the materials used in its make up. Just saying.

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Could be BK but I don't understand how, they are the same mugs made by the same company.

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Perhaps the metal forming the blue pigment (cobalt?) has a different physical effect with the microwave energy to that of the opacifier in the white pigment (titanium?). 

 

Just a thought.

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