To squat or not to squat...

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  1. cmartinez

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    Something funny that I think should be taken seriously:

     
  2. JoeJester

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    They were on the shark tank and in three months, their sales were over 12 million.

    Their pitch on shark tank



    and the update 3 months later

     
  3. cmartinez

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    Wow... this is news to me! Maybe we should think with our butts more often if we want to make some serious money....
     
  4. JoeJester

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    The "Shark Tank" does generate some business for entrepreneurs. But the real growth happens when one of the sharks invest in your idea and helps you market it.
     
  5. cmartinez

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    Yeah, I know the show... and its British version "The Dragon's Den"... pretty cool programs
     
  6. DickCappels

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    I think squat toilets are used by a vast majority of people in this world. They are very common around here.

    You don't need to buy anything fancy, some people squat with their feet on the toilet seat if a squat toilet is not available.

    I will leave you with that picture...
     
  7. tracecom

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    I hadn't seen this and I think it has merit, but I wonder if their footrest is too low. As an outdoorsman in my earlier years, I did plenty of squatting, and while traveling in Asia did some more. The worst situation is when I get a hotel room with a extra tall toilet, which exacerbates the problem.
     
  8. tindel

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    But does it keep your sciatic nerve from putting your leg to sleep?
     
  9. Glenn Holland

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    A lot of Japanese toilets have the bowl at floor level and squatting is the preferred position.

    However, I don't know whether it works any better than a western style potty.
     
  10. WBahn

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    I definitely prefer a western style toilet. Now, perhaps that is just because that is what I am used to. But when I was in Taiwan for three weeks traveling around I never did figure out how to use the squat toilets without making a mess. I absolutely hated them.
     
  11. Glenn Holland

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    In Japan, it is typical to take a shower while squatting -usually on a small stool rather than standing up.

    However, Japanese bath tubs are more like a square sink about 30 inches deep and the bather sits on the bottom yoga style. Showering while squatting doesn't seem logical, however bathing in neck deep water is definitely the right way. :)
     
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