Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Unusual Urinals From Around the World

In urban areas and thickly populated cities in the world, urinals are a must. Urinals are specialized toilets for urinating into. They come in many and varied forms such as container or simply a wall, with drainage and automatic or manual flushing.

FUD or Female Urination Device

One of the most unusual urinals is the Female Urination Device or FUD. It is also called Female Urination Aid. It is a device which aids a female to urinate while standing upright.

As early as 1920, FUDs have been in existence. These efficient urine conductors eliminate all need for contacting a toilet facility...usable while in a comfortable, erect standing position.

Public Urinal in the Netherlands

This is a public urinal in The Hague, Netherlands. These things pop out of the ground on weekends.

Portable Urinal in the Netherlands

This portable urinal is a plastic-made portable public urinal in the Netherlands.

Sanisette – Unisex Public Toilet

Compared to the first two urinals, the Sanisette is a better and more comfortable to use. This urinal is a self-contained, self-cleaning, unisex, public toilet in Paris, France.

This is an automated Sanisette. In the UK, it is known informally as "Superloos".

Pay Toilet

Pay toilets are public toilets that require money payment of any individual who will use them. They can be found along the street or inside buildings like malls, department stores, restaurants, railway stations and many others.

Street Urinals – Paris, France

The City of Paris is famous for its street urinals until the 1990s. As early as 1930s, there were more than 1,200 street urinals that were in service. Due to lack of hygiene and their unusual smell they were gradually replaced by Sanisettes.

Urinal in Belgium

This urinal is good if they are properly maintained and the users are responsible in maintaining cleanliness and good sanitation.

Portable Toilet

This is what a portable toilet looks like. This modern, portable, self-contained outhouse manufactured of molded plastic portable toilet is available in a variety of colors. It is often used as a temporary toilet for construction sites and large gatherings and events.

Portable toilets are known for a variety of colloquial names such as P-Pot, Porta-John, PortaJane, Port-O-Let, Port-a-Loo, Porta-Potty, Tidy John, Biffs, and Toi-Toi. A common nickname in the United States is "Port-O-Potty".

Portable Toilets

These temporary toilet units were used during the Godiva Festival in Coventry, England.

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