Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Techie Toilet, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

There is always something funny going on, even at a hospital.  While there, i ran into toilet technology that left me laughing.

The hospital restrooms have the toilets that flush automatically, nothing new about that now, but i used one that someone with a sense of humor had to have set.

When i walked in the stall and closed the door, it flushed, and i should have known i was in for it.

When i reached for the toilet seat cover, it flushed.

When i set the cover on the toilet seat, it flushed, and i had to hold on to the cover to keep from losing it.

When i stood up to turn around and sit, it flushed, and i had to turn back around to grab my seat cover again.

When i was finally in the middle of the sit down performance and i leaned a little to reach for toilet paper, it flushed.

When i was done and got up, it wouldn't flush, i had to push the button.

Walking out of the restroom i was laughing so hard i could hardly tell Sweetie what had happened.  Take your funnies where you find them, even in a hospital.

Hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


Today is:

Act Goofy Day -- started by someone who wanted to see how far the internet could spread goofiness

Arivee de l'Evangile -- French Polynesia (Gospel Day)

Babysitter Safety Day

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Tuesday:  Unique Names Day, a day to appreciate friends, acquaintances, and loved ones with unique names

Crispus Attucks Day*

Custom Chief's Day -- Vanuatu

Diasia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus Meilikhios; date approximate)

International Pancake Day

Mardi Gras -- Fat Tuesday, Carnival, the last day to feast before the Lenten fast begins tomorrow, greeted with revelry in many parts of the world; related observances and names:
    Scotland, Fasten's E'en or Bannocky Day
    Portuguese, Terça-feira Gorda
    Italian, Martedì Grasso
    Swedish, Fettisdagen
    Danish, Fastelavn
    Norwegian, Fastelavens
    Estonian, Vastlapäev
    Spanish, Martes de Carnaval
    German, Faschingsdienstag
    Hawaiian, Malasada Day
    Lithuanian, Uzgavenes
    Icelandic, Sprengidagur (literally, Bursting Day)
    also Pancake Day or Bursting Day, the day to eat the last of the eggs and butter in the form of some kind of fried cakes, and to eat until bursting

National Absinthe Day

National Cheese Doodle Day

Navigium Isis/Ploiaphaesia: The Festival of Navigation -- Ancient Roman Calendar/Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Sailing Festival, honoring Isis as sea goddess and goddess of sailing, on the traditional start of the sailing season)

North Dakota Winter Show -- Valley City, ND, US (world's largest crop show, eight-breed cattle show, rodeos, tractor pulls, entertainment, and more for tons of family fun; through Sunday)

Scouts' Day -- Taiwan (celebration of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Taiwan)

Shrove Tuesday -- Christian

St. Piran's Day (Patron of miners, tin miners, tinners; Cornwall, England; Piran, Slovenia)
    St. Piran's Day Celebrations -- Cornwall, England; Kansas City, KA, US

Stop the Clocks Day -- another of those with-no-explanation web holidays that sounds like a good idea

Temperance Day -- North America's first Temperance Law was passed in Virginia this day in 1623

Town Meeting Day -- Vermont, US (giving all citizens the right to speak out about local government, an official state holiday the first Tuesday of March allows towns to have a daylong public meeting of voters to elect town officers, approve budgets, and deal with town business)

Wedding of the March Dryads -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversary Today:

Channel Islands National Park is established, 1980

Birthdays Today:

Jake Lloyd, 1989
Niki Taylor, 1975
Kevin Connolly, 1974
Eva Mendes, 1974
Andy Gibb, 1958
Penn Jillette, 1955
Marsha Warfield, 1954
Michael Warren, 1946
Paul Sand, 1944
Samantha Eggar, 1939
Fred Williamson, 1938
Dean Stockwell, 1936
James Noble, 1922
Rex Harrison, 1908
Zhou Enlai, 1898
Emmett J. Culligan, 1893
Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1887
Howard Pyle, 1853
James Merrit Ives, 1824
William Blackstone, 1595
Gerhardus Mercator, 1512

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"What the Butler Saw"(Play)1969
"Leningrad"/Symphony No. 7 in C major(Shostakovich Op. 60), 1942
"Mefistofele"(Opera), 1868

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death, 363
Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama, 1046
English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and his sons to explore unknown lands for England, 1496
Smoking tobacco is introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes, 1558
Copernicus' "de Revolutionibus" is placed on Catholic Forbidden index, 1616
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans to take possession of the Louisiana territory from the French, 1766
*Boston Massacre: British troops kill 5 in a crowd, including a young boy and Crispus Attackus, the first black to die for American freedom, in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later, 1770
The Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays, 1820
Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber, 1836
George Westinghouse Jr patents the triple air brake for trains, 1872
Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation, 1904
Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri, 1946
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations, 1970
Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters, 1979
America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles, 1979
The Soviet probe Venera 14 arrives at the planet Venus, 1982
The graves of Czar Nicholas II and his family are found near St. Petersburg, 1995
President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, dies in office in the nation's capital, Caracas, at age 58, 2013
A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang, 2018


  1. Take your laughs and free hot chocolate and donuts where you can get them I say. Maybe you were being pranked. Kudos on the Douglas Adams quote.

  2. Your toilet experience was really funny. In my case, the toilet flushed before it was needed and didn't flush when it was needed!

  3. Absinthe and cheez doodles... A bar meal made in hell.
    I'll stick with pancakes, thank you. ;-)

  4. We had to giggle at the flushing wars!

  5. Toilets sure have their own will. For me it's the light doing these kind of tricks.
    Thanks for a laugh in an unexpected place.

  6. Oh my Mimi. How funny. What amazed me was the fact that you had to push the button at the end. How crazy was that? LOL Have a great day my friend and be careful in the washroom.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. What a LOL experience ~ technology could make us crazy if we let it ~ glad to have you laughing ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. I would have cracked up too. Why not. Technology is indeed a mystery sometimes. You just have to go with the flow. No pun intended.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  9. SOmeone was playing with it, but I can't figure out what they did.

  10. technology with a sense of humor! So funny honey!

  11. thought I'd stop by to say Hi,Thank you for keeping me and Celestine in your prayers.

  12. I guess the toilet flushing while om it is kind of like a bidet :)

  13. That is pretty darn funny. This tech stuff is getting nuts. But I guess the world needs to keep going forward.

  14. You're lucky you didn't get flushed away. it is funny though.

  15. That is hilarious. Ah, hospital humor.

    It's the faucet that turns on when you hold your hand under it that I find annoying.

  16. You had me giggling like a crazy person over your toilet antics! Wait, that doesn't sound right...LOL!! When Princess Nagger experienced automatic flushing toilets for the first time during one of our road trips at a rest area, she kinda freaked out...the next rest area we stopped at, she didn't want to go into the bathroom, because she was afraid the toilet would "recognize" her. :D


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