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Clean stains from bottom of bowl

Often dark spots or stains form in the bottom of a ceramic toilet bowl, particularly where the bowl curves. This is caused by material getting trapped in imperfections in the bowl's finish. A standard brush my have trouble reaching into these pits to remove the deposits. To get at them, turn of water to your tank and flush the toilet until it is empty. You can then reach in with a rag or sponge and clean out the deposits.

Pee goal

This gem consists of a green base and a goal with a soccer ball on a string. The Pee Goal fits inside a urinal and the player takes aim. It also keeps cigarette butts out of the urinal drain.

Nature's Call

Nature's Call urinals are each individually crafted to resemble a flower. The unique urinals are made from high-fire porcelain and can take up to a year to dry. The urinals are priced from $3500 to $9500.

Luxury bathrooms

Luxury bathrooms not consist of chandeliers and flat-screen TVs. MSN reports on a trend in upscale decorating that will cost Americans about $22 billion this year.

From a $20 million dollar home for sale in Fort Lauderdale, where there was a Rembrandt hanging in the loo, realtor Tim Elmes says a bathroom can make or break a deal.

"At the minimum, it's his and hers toilets. Even if there's one bathroom, there must be two separate toilets", said Elms.

Game theory and toilet seats

Seat up or down? This problem tests the limits of many a marriage. Well, now a paper addresses the issue and determines what scenario for toilet seat operation most benefits marital harmony.

Build your own foot flush

With two paper towel rolls, a wire hanger and a few other simple supplies you can build your own foot flusher for your toilet. This could be a temporary solution for someone with a disability.

Tissue for toddler tushs

The new Cottonelle Kids line of toilet tissues is targeted at parents of 4-to-9 year olds. In addition to child-friendly graphics, the new tissue aims to solve a parenting concern that children use too much tissue. Printed on each roll are graphics that instruct kids where to tear. The line also includes flushable moist wipes that limit children to one wipe at a time.

Clear potty training

The Babywunder Deluxe is a completely clear potty for training toddlers. It's not clear what the advantages are for potty training, but your young one will get immediate feedback on his accomplishment and everyone can fully share in the experience.

Toilet training for cats

The new $29 CitiKitty toilet training system for cats promises to have your feline potty trained in weeks. The CitiKitty is a training seat that replaces the litter box and sits on the toilet. After a cat begins using the new seat with kitty litter, internal ringer are slowly removed to finally expose an open toilet.

Historic toilet discovered

Plumbers in St. Paul have rescued an historic wooden toilet from the late 1800s. The fixture was discovered during a building renovation and local plumbers were called in to retrieve the rare toilet, which resembles an indoor outhouse.

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