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A new United Nations study has found that more people around the world have access to a cellphone than to a working toilet.

The study

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That's a rather sad commentary on human life.

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You can poop anywhere -- but talking long distance is difficult. ;)

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^ Not with a long enough string and two tin cans. :p

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and apple will release the ipoo to take advantage of this.

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But there is an app on WP7 that shows a map with locations of public toilets nearby, so problem solved ;)

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Yeah, but a lot of people have **** reception!

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That's a rather sad commentary on human life.

I see it as a commentary on how much more easily and cheap wireless infrastructure is to set up than to build a proper sewage system. for the same coverage area.

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This doesn't make sense. You can poop or pee anywhere. Infact it is more natural to just pee or poo when needed where we stand. If we haven't had the illentigence we have today, then we would be in our natural behaviours and wouldn't have this problem.

Just go out the back or in the bush and do it. I've done this many times. It's natural and your waste is another living's food (natural fertilazer)

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I see it as a commentary on how much more easily and cheap wireless infrastructure is to set up than to build a proper sewage system. for the same coverage area.

I see it more as a commentary on the pervasive nature of capitalism, where profiting from rampant consumerism comes before satiating basic human needs.

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Let's see, cell phone is a personal item. Toilet is not, even the toilet in your house is shared among family members.

Guess the next "study" will come out comparing toothbrushes and country parks:

Study shows more people have access to toothbrushes than country parks!!!!!!!46487319157957189

then insert *evil consumerism bash here*

Who would have thunk!!!??!!?

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As long as I have my phone, I couldn't give a sh** :p

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that is a sad comparison to think about however, something a bit more depressing is that more people have access to firearms than clean drinking water.

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Let's see, cell phone is a personal item. Toilet is not, even the toilet in your house is shared among family members.

Guess the next "study" will come out comparing toothbrushes and country parks:

Study shows more people have access to toothbrushes than country parks!!!!!!!46487319157957189

then insert *evil consumerism bash here*

Who would have thunk!!!??!!?

I'm not sure you understood this study. Its not comparing number of toilets to number of cell phones. Yes, everyone in a family might share a single toilet but they all still have access to one.

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I'm not sure you understood this study. Its not comparing number of toilets to number of cell phones. Yes, everyone in a family might share a single toilet but they all still have access to one.

Ah yes I misread. Thanks for the correction.

However, I don't really think access to toilet is THAT crucial to human health, compared to, say, access to clean water.

In any way, I agree with the article.

that is a sad comparison to think about however, something a bit more depressing is that more people have access to firearms than clean drinking water.

This.

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