2.5 billion people do not have a clea...

2.5 billion people do not have a clean toilet

There are 42 comments on the Ekklesia Daily News story from Nov 18, 2012, titled 2.5 billion people do not have a clean toilet. In it, Ekklesia Daily News reports that:

Ekklesia has been helping promote World Toilet Day for some years, and we're glad to record that it is growing in size and influence.

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#22 Nov 19, 2012
Hell Sucks wrote:
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True. But even the bucket method requires a tush puff. LOLOL
The Romans used to use a sponge soaked with vinegar. And I believe it was a communal sponge.

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#23 Nov 19, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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Tesco Basics.
Ah, but does one need to use twice as much of the basic stuff to get the same result as one gets with the Andrex puppy stuff?

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#24 Nov 19, 2012
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>The Romans used to use a sponge soaked with vinegar. And I believe it was a communal sponge.
Yuck!
:)

Hell Sucks

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#25 Nov 19, 2012
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>The Romans used to use a sponge soaked with vinegar. And I believe it was a communal sponge.
Vinegar on my goodies?? Yowza!! Sure glad I'm not Roman. LOL. I believe in "sharing" but I draw the line somewhere, and that would be one place it would surely be drawn.

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Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#26 Nov 19, 2012
They make the best binoculars- the holes in the middle are huge...
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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Tesco Basics.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#27 Nov 19, 2012
Not a fan of pickled walnuts...
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>The Romans used to use a sponge soaked with vinegar. And I believe it was a communal sponge.

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#28 Nov 19, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Not a fan of pickled walnuts...
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Gherkin?
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#29 Nov 19, 2012
Merkin.
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>Gherkin?

Roland_Deschain

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Since: Nov 07

UK

#30 Nov 19, 2012
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>The Romans used to use a sponge soaked with vinegar. And I believe it was a communal sponge.
"The ancient Romans were sophisticated in surprising ways. Take going to the bathroom, for example. In first century Rome, there were over one hundred public latrines, many of them with marble seats, scenes from Greek mythology on the walls, running water and ancient Roman toilet paper provided.

But what DID they use for toilet paper? Well, you could use a leaf, a handful of moss or your left hand! But what most Romans used was something called a spongia, a sea-sponge on a long stick. The stick was long because of the design of Roman toilets. Public facilities had a long marble bench with holes on top – for the obvious thing – and holes at the front: for the sponge-sticks. There were no doors or dividing walls. You sat right next to your friend and did what you had to do.

Most Romans wore tunics (a garment like a long tee-shirt) and probably nothing underneath. So you could just hike it up in back and sit on the cool marble seat, leaving the front of the tunic to cover your knees and your modesty. You would sit there, chatting with your friends, and when you finished your ‘task’ you would rinse the sponge in the channel of running water at your feet and – without standing up or revealing anything – you would push the spongia through the hole at the front, give your bottom a wipe, rinse off the spongia… and leave it in a basin for the next person to use!"

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2009/08/what...

Roland_Deschain

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

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#31 Nov 19, 2012
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, but does one need to use twice as much of the basic stuff to get the same result as one gets with the Andrex puppy stuff?
Not really. BTW, there is a big price difference.

Roland_Deschain

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#32 Nov 19, 2012
Hell Sucks wrote:
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True. But even the bucket method requires a tush puff. LOLOL
You could try modifying a Karcher patio cleaner.

Roland_Deschain

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#33 Nov 19, 2012
Thinking wrote:
They make the best binoculars- the holes in the middle are huge...
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It's only 9p for 100 sheets :-}

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#34 Nov 19, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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It's only 9p for 100 sheets :-}
Don't say that too quickly.

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#35 Nov 19, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Merkin.
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Essential in cold weather.

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#36 Nov 19, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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"The ancient Romans were sophisticated in surprising ways. Take going to the bathroom, for example. In first century Rome, there were over one hundred public latrines, many of them with marble seats, scenes from Greek mythology on the walls, running water and ancient Roman toilet paper provided.
But what DID they use for toilet paper? Well, you could use a leaf, a handful of moss or your left hand! But what most Romans used was something called a spongia, a sea-sponge on a long stick. The stick was long because of the design of Roman toilets. Public facilities had a long marble bench with holes on top – for the obvious thing – and holes at the front: for the sponge-sticks. There were no doors or dividing walls. You sat right next to your friend and did what you had to do.
Most Romans wore tunics (a garment like a long tee-shirt) and probably nothing underneath. So you could just hike it up in back and sit on the cool marble seat, leaving the front of the tunic to cover your knees and your modesty. You would sit there, chatting with your friends, and when you finished your ‘task’ you would rinse the sponge in the channel of running water at your feet and – without standing up or revealing anything – you would push the spongia through the hole at the front, give your bottom a wipe, rinse off the spongia… and leave it in a basin for the next person to use!"
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2009/08/what...
In the Roman bath house under a pub in York they have an example o one of the sponges on display although I doubt it is an original.

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#37 Nov 19, 2012
Who would have thought a toilet thread on a Christian Forum would have 37 posts in less than a day?? LOLOL

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Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#38 Nov 19, 2012
My first job (!) was in that industry (until the bottom dropped out of it). The cheapest stuff in the 90s had a minimum of 160 sheets. Andrex had 280. Things you never needed to know...
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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It's only 9p for 100 sheets :-}

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#39 Nov 19, 2012
Hell Sucks wrote:
Who would have thought a toilet thread on a Christian Forum would have 37 posts in less than a day?? LOLOL
;o~
Its got more than that now!
How's your crapper today?

Hell Sucks

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#40 Nov 19, 2012
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>Its got more than that now!
How's your crapper today?
Lemony fresh. LOLOL. At least it's easy to clean. Just remove the bag. I may eventually move up a level to a camping potty that has a seat over the bucket. The amount of time I spend on the toilet a bucket is fine. And I don't have to worry about a cold seat.

Why not a toilet thread?? After all, a few of the other threads here are full of crap too. LOL

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#41 Nov 19, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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"The ancient Romans were sophisticated in surprising ways. Take going to the bathroom, for example. In first century Rome, there were over one hundred public latrines, many of them with marble seats, scenes from Greek mythology on the walls, running water and ancient Roman toilet paper provided.
But what DID they use for toilet paper? Well, you could use a leaf, a handful of moss or your left hand! But what most Romans used was something called a spongia, a sea-sponge on a long stick. The stick was long because of the design of Roman toilets. Public facilities had a long marble bench with holes on top – for the obvious thing – and holes at the front: for the sponge-sticks. There were no doors or dividing walls. You sat right next to your friend and did what you had to do.
Most Romans wore tunics (a garment like a long tee-shirt) and probably nothing underneath. So you could just hike it up in back and sit on the cool marble seat, leaving the front of the tunic to cover your knees and your modesty. You would sit there, chatting with your friends, and when you finished your ‘task’ you would rinse the sponge in the channel of running water at your feet and – without standing up or revealing anything – you would push the spongia through the hole at the front, give your bottom a wipe, rinse off the spongia… and leave it in a basin for the next person to use!"
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2009/08/what...
Fascinating information!
Thanks for posting it..

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