August 12th, 2013

mourning

I think about the weirdest things.

So last night I was thinking about toilets, and wondered what kind of toilets the people of Traipah would use. I thought about it, and decided that they would poop in a more healthy way than us in the West. I don't know how many of you know this, but pooping sitting down is REALLY unhealthy. It takes more effort and it damages the anus and surrounding area. It also tends to make people constipated and have other pooping issues. The healthiest way to poop, for us humans, is in a squatting position. That's how we evolved, after all.

So since the Ah'Koi Bahnis are humanoid, I decided that's how they pooped. From there, I designed their toilet:

You enter the bathroom, and you see this one foot tall round thing on the ground. It has a lid, which is off to one side currently. You squat over this short toilet and do your business, including wiping if necessary. Then you stand up. There is no water in this toilet, and you wonder how the poop will go away. But then you see there is a button on the wall behind this toilet, with a button on it. You press this button, and the lid automatically closes. You hear the sound of high-powered water flushes. The lid then opens again, and the poo is gone.

For people who can't squat very well, there are powered seats that help you squat and then help you back up.

What I liked the best about this design, aside from the fact that human tourists would probably goggle at them, is that the Duenicallo and Shaokennah could probably use the same toilets without difficulty.

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