When I was a kid visiting my grandparents house, there was a little macrame picture hanging on the wall.
It featured a kind of skinny little building on a hill, and beneath that, a short poem I’ll never forget:
“On a cold dark night
In a sleepy haze
Be glad these ain’t
The good ol’ days”
I stared at that thing every time I was in there, completely lost as to its meaning. I don’t know why I never just asked my grandparents what it meant, other than the fact that I felt like there was a joke in there, and I hate admitting that I don’t get a joke.
It wasn’t until I was maybe 15 or so, visiting again for some holiday, that the penny dropped. It was an outhouse. The kind my grandparents had actually grown up using. The poem was about being grateful nobody has to go poop outside anymore. What a time to be alive.
But bathroom innovation didn’t end with, yanno, the bathroom. Check out these Reddit posts about the cutting edge in poopoo peepee tech.
15. I’m blue
14. Backup plan
Way to go, bar.
13. Can’t handle it
That seems a lot more sanitary, actually.
12. The fresh stuff
Well well well, look at fancy office Maria over here!
11. Going down
You might call it a sink sink.
I’m totally on board for this. But also my neck hurts from reading it sideways.
9. Safety first
Just don’t mix it up with the soap.
8. Date protection
Seriously, this should be widespread.
7. White noise
Japan is so far ahead of us with toilet stuff.
6. Code red
Clever and discreet.
5. Kid seat
For the tiny butts among us.
4. Free means free
As it ought to be.
3. Gender neutral
The way of the future.
2. Cool glasses
For when you gotta temporarily hang up your style.
1. Pet stop
Puppers need poopers too.
The future of 1 and 2 look bright.
If you were redesigning your bathroom any way you want, what would you do with it?
Tell us in the comments.