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But, times have changed. Four years ago, World Toilet Organization, (comprised of 17 toilet associations, although US, one of most fastidious and hygiene conscious countries in world has not signed on yet), decided to recognize and honor 'great equalizer of humanity' with it's own day of remembrance - November 19th -- "World Toilet Day".
This year, November 17-19, in Beijing, China decision-makers not to mention movers and shakers from around globe will be gathering to discuss "hot" topics in world of tinkle pantries (see one of 41,900 website pages devoted to this world summit conference -- www.worldtoilet.org).
This year's "World Toilet Summit" conference will include among other presentations:
-- The Toilet - A Tool of Social Change -- The Horizontal Society -- Toilets as Tourism Attraction -- Start-Up of a Toilet Association -- Generating Revenue Through Advertisements in Good Toilets -- How Loo of Year Awards Translates Good Toilets as Marketing Tools for their Owners -- Dry Toilets, Natural Toilets, Mobile Toilets, and Humanized Toilets -- The Interior Design of a Toilet Caters to Diversity of a Culture -- The Provision & Availability of Toilets in Establishing Code of Practice for Toilets -- Is Provision of Good Toilets Critical in Hosting World Events?
So, if you're looking for something to do on November 19th...why not whip out your favorite plonger,...pay a trip to your favorite plumbing and hardware store, ...or maybe check out world's first "National Toilet Map" published by Australian Government at www.toiletmap.gov.au.
Theolonius McTavish, an eccentric reporter and visitor to throne rooms of renown and off-the-beaten track places of ease when not thoroughly ensconced in the palace of the "Quipping Queen" at www.quippingqueen.blogspot.com