Let’s start with a fairly gross story from the Bristol Post about the long-drop toilets at Glastonbury and what festival goers noticed living in the faeces there. Creatures that bask in the wondrously grotesque name of “rat-tailed maggots” feed on decaying plant and animal matter including poo. Festival-goers took photographs of the harmless creatures, who have protuberances like rats’ tails extending from their anuses, through which they breathe, but my manners are too good for me to post a picture of them here.
And now to a story from devonlive.com, about a school which is planning to build unisex toilets and parents are objecting. Last week, I wrote about the parents saying that girls would be afraid to use tampons in a room with boys, which is at least arguable. This week, the parent objectors have just gone crazy, saying that teen pregnancies will “soar” as a result. Daft.
RT.com ran a story about a highly entertaining and mildly terrifying viral video of portaloos being blown around in a summer storm in Moscow. It looks as if the toilets have come to life and members of the public literally had to run away from them.
And finally to Austin Pride 2017 in Texas, where KXAN reports on a rainbow toilet display on the steps of the State Capitol in protest at the proposed anti-trans “bathroom bill”.