"On casual inspection a NoMix toilet looks pretty much like a normal one. But peer into the bowl and you'll see that there are two waste pipes - a small front one and a larger rear one. The front one collects urine and diverts it into a storage tank (sometimes aided by a tiny trickle of water) to await its fate. The rear works like a standard flush toilet..."The toilet is constructed in a way that if a man or woman sits on the toilet most of the urine is collected," says Bjartur Swart of engineering firm Grontmij in Drachten, the Netherlands, which is conducting urine separation trials across the country".
Were these sold in the US without proper market preparation, there could be substantial risk of it becoming a political "wedge issue". Cable news and talk show hosts could skip the annual 'war against Christmas' stuff and move on to the feindish plot by "greenies" that is threatening American virility. The peventive solution, we think, lies in good old American marketing magic.
A Swedish hunk, in Viking costume, is shown watching TV with his significant other. At the right juncture, he excuses himself from her company, heading toward the water closet while saying 'I gotta take a ship.' His wife/girlfriend looks up at the camera and says 'no one knows where the journey takes him.' "Greenland" comes the reply from behind closed door.
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