The Posterior #59: Toilet paper theft tech, artificial suns and a note on World Water Day.

Elliot Friar

I hope his name is Ray.

1. Largest Artificial Sun Ignites In Germany.

The “world’s largest artificial sun” is now operating in Germany, and unfortunately we can’t use it as an uber realistic tanning salon. The project, which is aptly called Synlight (proof you can be a serious scientist who also likes puns!), includes nearly 150 tricked-out film projector spotlights that can concentrate light onto one spot. But don’t dream of using this opportunity for a moment in the spotlight, because you’ll burn up in over 6,000 degree Fahrenheit temperatures before you can even start your sure-to-be-Grammy-winning rendition of “Here Comes The Sun.” Scientists are using the project to research the use of natural sunlight to extract hydrogen (a climate-friendly fuel) from water vapor.
okay but(t) they should just get a butt spray instead

2. Facial Recognition Tech Prevents Toilet Paper Theft In China.

Officials in Beijing have developed a high-tech facial recognition device to curb toilet paper thievery in public toilets. No, this is not an Onion article or #fakenews. The locals near Temple for Heaven Park are not happy poopers after machines that detect your face and dispense a strictly-allotted amount of toilet paper have been installed in public toilets. The local government cites heightened toilet paper use and theft as the reason for installing the $720 machines. I mean… they *could* have just installed some TUSHY butt sprays to reduce toilet paper consumption and encourage cleaner butts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Photo by Willy Verginer (@verginerwilly)

3. World Water Day

Wednesday was World Water Day, so let’s chat about the state of that good ol’ H2O on our planet and in our communities. One in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040 and nearly two billion people drink contaminated water from poor sanitation everyday. These are undoubtedly awful facts, considering that everyone deserves the basic physiological right of clean, safe drinking water. But, Ceres published some cause for optimism with National Geographic. Private companies are “embracing sustainable development goals” and reining-in water consumption, while cities are innovating to ensure water safety. As a butt spray company centered around cleanliness and sustainability, we’re doing our part (with your help!) to fight against the global sanitation crisis through our partnership with Samagra. Together, we can flush the global sanitation crisis for good.
Just clean chillin' at SXSW.

4. Butt Spray Goes SXSW.

We had a clean blast chatting with all different types of artists about our mission for cleaner butts, better bathrooms and dignified defecation for all at SXSW in Austin, TX this past weekend. We were able to display our new toilet art decals from artist Sara Nory, take a dip in the pool with a TUSHY (because why not?!) and show tech-butts and musical-bums alike how TUSHY works. We'll be sure to let y'all know where we're headed to spread the booty gospel next! :)