Ladies and gents, it was marvelous: heated floor panels, rentable beds for economy fliers , a rollout mattress for those in business, and more. As the name sort of indicates, this innovation would replace one standard lavatory with two urinals. Because in an age where flying is more misery than miracle, anything that can make the experience better—like shortening bathrooms lines—is worth a shot. But will giving half the population a yellow-tinged fast track really save everybody time? OK, the science of waiting in line—technically known as queuing theory—actually began about a century ago, helping old-timey switchboard operators efficiently manage influxes of telephone calls. But today, it has all sorts of applications.
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In , a man, a woman, and their daughter attended a Tchaikovsky concert at the Hollywood Bowl. What separates their uncomfortable experience from those of innumerable others is that the man in their party was a California state senator. The issue persists for many reasons: the exigencies of real estate, the building codes that govern construction, and, of course, sexism. Read: The private lives of public bathrooms. One would think that developers could neutralize this problem by simply building more toilets for women.
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A urinal shaped like a woman's wide-open mouth has been flushed out of the men's room of a Hamilton eatery following a nearly year-long public outcry. The glossy, red-lipped loo at The Honest Lawyer restaurant sparked a letter writing campaign that attracted almost 1, people, including Ontario's NDP leader and Hamilton's mayor. Some people argued the "Kisses!
A few years ago, Nathalie Des Isnards was attending a music festival with her husband David, and planning to watch her favourite group. Before the show, they headed to the toilets. Much to her frustration, she missed the first part of the concert. I told myself, 'We're in the 21st century, something should be done about that. She set about creating a women's urinal.