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!)