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Don't you hate going into a public restroom and they don't have a paper towel dispenser?


I don't know about you, but I simply don't like using electric blowers to dry my hands. Although you can debate whether they are better for the environment, there's no debate about how effective they are. Simply stated, paper towels do a better job of their primary purpose... drying your hands.

In spite of all the newest innovations in dryer technology over the years, such as stronger heat and air pressure, I can't remember a single time that I've left a restroom that uses a dryer with my hands being actually dry. I've tried being more patient, and giving myself a bit more time to do it's job, and I make sure I shake my hands and rub them a bunch of times as they suggest, but no matter... [More]

Continue...Bathroom Blowers are NOT as Good as Paper Towels!...

I hate when a Men's Room doesn't have dividers between the urinals.


I get it. Men's room urinals are meant to be more efficient. They're faster, use less water, and take up less space than a regular stall, but that doesn't mean they need to be on top of eachother. There should always be at least a small divider between each urinal. It's not hard to install, and it doesn't take up more than an inch of wall space.

Dividers not only give you a bit more privacy, but they protect you from any disgusting piss spraying from the guy next to you... especially from "The Shake".


You know what I'm talking about. That wonderful ritual where men make sure they get every drop so they don't make little pee spots on their pants. A good shake can probably go three feet in any dire... [More]

Continue...Why Men's Room Urinals Should Always Have Dividers...

We Need Smart Toilets

Why are we still using antiquated toilets?


I just don't get it. We've seen just about every gadget in our home evolve over the years, but somehow our toilets are stuck in the 19th century. With all the technology advances in the past century, why is it that our toilets still overflow and waste a ton of water when the handles get stuck?

It's not rocket science. All it would take to improve toilet technology is to incorporate a couple of sensors, so that the toilet can regulate and monitor the water flowing in, and out. By adding these two simple sensors, toilets wouldn't run all night when the handle get stuck... and they wouldn't overflow because the sensor would shut off the water when the water level is too high.

Taken to the next level, if either sensor detects someth... [More]

Continue...We Need Smart Toilets...

Don't Pee On Toilet Seats

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It's not rocket science, so why do some idiots still do it?


For what it's worth, there's no reason for me to post this "Idea". It should be self-explanatory. Nobody likes to sit on a toilet seat full of piss, but somehow there are still people out there that just don't get it.

We see it all the time. We walk into a public restroom, enter the stall and there it is, a disgusting mess. For the life of me I can't imagine the kind of jerk that would leave a mess like that behind. You'd think that anyone with half a brain would figure out that if you simply lift the seat up with your foot before you pee, you'd have a nice big target... and show courtesy to the next visitor.

I see this so often it's pathetic, and most of the time it's in office buildings where you assume eve... [More]

Continue...Don't Pee On Toilet Seats...
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Plungers don't work as well as they should, because they don't make a good seal.


Just about every plunger on the market today is round. The trouble is, the drain area of most toilets aren't centered in the bowl, so the plunger doesn't make a good seal on all sides, so most of your efforts are wasted.

If you go into a typical home center, you'll see so many different styles and drain configurations it's hard to imagine a single plunger that would make a good seal in all of them.

The simple solution is for toilet manufacturers to include a plunger that fits the exact shape of each model and include it in the box when you buy it.


Because each plunger would be form fitted for the unique position of the drain, all your plunging troubles will literally go down the drain... [More]

Continue...Form Fitting Plungers To Fit Your Specific Toilet...

Hooks in Every Public Bathroom Stall

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I hate when I go into a public bathroom, and they don't have a hook on the back of the door for my coat.


Doesn't this drive you nuts too?

To me, this seems like something obvious, but somehow I've seen that a large percentage of public bathroom stalls don't have hooks on the back of the door. Where do they expect us to put our coat when we're using the toilet? Unless you've got a friend outside who can hold your coat, the best you can do is try slinging half of it over the top... and that's just plain stupid.

For men, this is usually just a seasonal problem, because we only have a coat in the winter, but there are times in the summer when we have something else in our hands like a shopping bag, and our only choice is putting whatever it is on the floor. Now, isn't that s... [More]

Continue...Hooks in Every Public Bathroom Stall...

Urinals Should Always Have Partitions

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Isn't this obvious?


I can't think of one good reason for a Men's Room to have urinals without partitions, yet I see it all the time. All I can think of is that the people who installed the urinals are trying to save a few dollars, because there simply is no other justification for not having them.

Partitions are simply a small wall between urinals, so they don't take any additional space. Since there's still no door, they don't get in the way or slow you down. The bottom line is there is no reason to leave them out.

Here are a few simple reasons why every Men's Room should have them.


1. Privacy. This one is fairly obvious. When I'm washing my hands, I don't want to get a front row seat to men holding their junk.

2. Spacing. When com... [More]

Continue...Urinals Should Always Have Partitions...
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We've all faced that moment where we walk into a restroom, and seconds later, we walk out without using it, even though we really needed it.


Yes. I'm venting again. I'm not complaining about how dirty public bathrooms are. We all know some that are good, and some that are pretty bad. What I'm venting about is that people are complaining, when there is a simple solution. Provide some bathroom cleaning products to the public a and let people clean up when needed.

People fall into two camps. They either blame the last person to use it, or they blame the management. The way I see it, it doesn't matter. If companies at least provided cleaning products, there's no doubt that the restrooms would be cleaner.


This reminds me of a classic moment on the Howard Stern Show,... [More]

Continue...Why Don't Public Restrooms Provide Cleaning Products?...

A Magnetic Toilet Flapper

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Kryptonyte is Superman's weakness. Mine is leaking toilets.


I hate waste, especially when it comes with a price.

Back in the days when water was relatively cheap, a leaking toilet was just an annoyance. Today, a leaking toilet is literally throwing a lot of money down the drain.

It's bad enough my typical water bill is about $100 per month... Paying nearly twice that because of a leaking toilet drove me to think of ways to insure that never happens again. That's how I cam up with the idea for a magnetic toilet flapper.

The idea is pretty simple. A small magnetic ring is placed around the flapper hole at the bottom of the tank, and a metallic ring is embedded inside or above the flapper. When the handle is turned, a kink-free chain or bungee cord pulls the flapper ou... [More]

Continue...A Magnetic Toilet Flapper...

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* Note: The ideas on "Idea of the Day" were posted without any formal research into existing inventions.

In some cases, patents may already exist for these ideas, in other cases, there may not be any existing patents and you are free to develop and explore the viability of developing and patenting the ideas.

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