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Women carry sacks of banana peelings in Kataanga, Uganda.

An innovative toilet called the ‘iThrone’ shrinks and dehydrates poop — no plumbing or power required

The iThrone toilet from change:WATER Labs dehydrates poop. It only needs to be emptied once a month.
Take it easy with that toilet paper.

A rectal surgeon said you’re probably wiping your butt wrong

After using the bathroom, you should gently pat your behind — if you use toilet paper at all. Steer clear of baby wipes too.
Quite the mess.

A Florida couple’s toilet exploded after lightning struck near their septic tank

Fortunately, as A-1 Affordable Plumbing Inc. notes, no one was injured in Sunday's toilet rupture.

One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.

This touch-free dispenser moistens regular toilet paper to make wet wipes that are actually flushable

The Fohm dispenser eliminates the need for wipes in the bathroom, plus it's eco-friendly.

A bidet company raised over $36,000 to make water-powered toilet seats with night lights and slow-closing lids

Bio Bidet's newest product, which was featured in a Monday fundraising campaign, is a mechanical toilet seat powered by water. It comes with a valve that can be used to control the bidet feature's water pressure.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana in Singapore June 10, 2018.

Kim Jong Un brought his own toilet to the Singapore summit — and he takes it everywhere

A South Korean news outlet reported that the portable toilets "will deny determined sewer divers insights into to the supreme leader's stools."
Bill Gates speaking at an event in Washington, 2014.

Bill Gates is on a quest to reinvent the toilet — and he says his work at Microsoft gave him the inspiration to do it

Gates has backed the Nano Membrane Toilet, which he says could provide clean bathroom facilities to the over 2 billion people who lack access to running water.

The Trumps wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from the Guggenheim — the museum is offering this 18-karat gold toilet instead

The Guggenheim in NYC will not let the White House borrow a Van Gogh painting. But Maurizio Cattelan's gold toilet is up for grabs, said the museum.

The most popular way of avoiding bathroom germs is bogus — here’s what you should do instead

Keep this in mind for your next trip to a public bathroom stall.