I have no intention stealing Tofugu’s content, but I’m going to redirect you to this blog entry on there. All I have to ask is, “Why?” Whenever I tell people I speak Japanese, or whenever they see me “studying”, they ask me why I would want to learn a language like that. “Japan is a messed up place,” they sometimes say, and I usually just shrug my shoulders and assume that they were either veterans of WWII, or had relatives who were. Otherwise I just assume their a bit ignorant.
And then Japan comes and does something like this and everyone else’s suspicions are affirmed! Why would they do that? I mean, energy conservation is a good thing, but a motorcycle powered by poop? That’s pretty gross, and it’s from the company Toto that makes those funny little toilets that spray water at your rear to help clean you off after you’ve done your business.
This isn’t a long entry; I just wanted to draw everyone’s attention to this monstrosity. Kids will laugh at it, but everyone else is just going to shake their heads. I mean, I like toilet humor, fart jokes, etc., but there’s a limit. This almost sounds like something out of South Park – it’s just plain wrong.
Oh well. It’s more efficient than fossil fuels, and probably better than electricity or solar power, but it seems a bit wrong somehow. At least we aren’t eating poop yet…oh wait…