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Introducing, From Japan, The Super Great Toilet Keeper! (Video)

By Chris Wright

We’re sure this probably makes sense to somebody out there, but unfortunately it ain’t us…

We’d make a Chindogu reference, but we’re pretty sure no-one would get it.

Here’s the blurb, the last line of which is probably the most salient:

“A custom-built Japanese toilet is capable of blocking shots as fast as 100mph. The toilet relies upon two high-speed (250 fps) cameras mounted either side of the goal to calculate the speed and direction of a soccer ball.

“Once the ball’s trajectory has been calculated, the toilet pivots and fires its a small ball to parry the incoming shot away from the goal.

“Dubbed ‘Super Great Toiler Keeper’, it’s a collaboration between TOTO, a toilet manufacturer known for its high-tech commodes, and toto, which runs various sports-based lotteries in Japan.

“The two companies decided to build the Super Great Toilet Keeper to highlight their efforts to ‘go green.’ It’s not immediately clear what a goalkeeping toilet has to do with preserving the environment.”

(Via The Verge/thanks to Pies fan @la88erho88er for the tip-off!)

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By Chris on October 29th, 2012 in Funnies, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “Introducing, From Japan, The Super Great Toilet Keeper! (Video)”

  1. JayJay says:

    I love Chindogues!! Useless inventions are another mans Man-Toys! :D

  2. Si says:

    Just what I need for those awkward (and normally post-curry) moments when I miss the toilet as I squat for an explosive poo from 12 yards away from its intended destination.

  3. Sushrut says:

    SO if you are taking a dump… does it turn and twist like that???

  4. John C says:

    Sign it up Arsène!

  5. JayJay says:

    @Chris :D Keep up the captions/annotations. They’re as good as the footy news themselves!Kudos Squire!

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