Hungarian "Shit Shelf" Toilets

A repeatedly odd sight in Hungary is the older style of toilets that seem to be half chamber pot, half modern toilet.

This design is/was quite popular, though I can't imagine why. Perhaps there was a revolution against the occasional splash back from the water in the bowl. All I know is that not since digging a hole in the topsoil or using a squat toilet in Asia have I been able to so accurately gauge the consistency and volume of my bowel movements. Just lovely.

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andras

March 2nd, 2011

these are not limited to the outlying areas– everywhere not built since the 'change' [~1990] has 'em.
and yeah, it is weird at first– and then you do use them to check your gut health.

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