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A study by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction studied drug levels in wastewater in 50 European cities, the Guardian reports. They found that London’s sewage has the highest concentration of cocaine, at a daily average of 737 milligrams per 1,000 people in 2014. Amsterdam had the second highest concentration, and outstripped […]

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Wet wipes may feel nice on your little b-hole, but they are plugging the city’s sewers. The Times dives deep (ugh) on how the allegedly flushable wipes, which have increased drastically in popularity in the past few years, are wreaking havoc on sewage treatment facilities. “The city has spent more than $18 million in the […]

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Some Soviet space memorabilia is going to be auctioned off in Berlin on September 13th by German pop artist Andora, who painted the side of a Soviet Proton booster once. What are you into? There’s a bottle of cognac “consumed and signed” by first spaceman Yuri Gagarin. These space shoes though. Care for some vintage space painkillers? Look at this fucking sweet thermos. Or maybe you want to […]

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Jeremy Bena, an art student from Kansas City, capitalized on a snow day by exercising his abilities. Behold Bena’s Snow Toilet. “I’m an art student, just having fun, trying to make the most of the weather out here. I figured I would, you know, make a toilet,” Bena says in the video, seemingly unaware of […]

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How does the toilet at your local go-to spot match up against other toilets around New York City? Thanks to Toilets of New York, you can now compare. The featured latrines are primarily from Brooklyn and East Village, as they belong to establishments that creator Ian MacAllen regularly visits. The graffiti-splashed johns are the most […]

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The Microsoft co-founder and ofttimes richest man in the US set a $100,000 bounty on a toilet that will hope to save the 1.5 million children who die annually from water tainted with fecal matter due to poor sanitation–a figure higher than annual deaths from AIDS and malaria combined. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation […]

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Starting in 2013, NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection will be offering a $125 voucher for those who wish to replace their water-guzzling old toilet for a toilet that uses less water. As stated in the DEP’s press release, the goal is to replace 800,000 toilets to reduce the city’s daily water consumption by 30 million […]

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