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    Talk about a gilded cage....

    LONDON ó A solid gold toilet valued at $6 million has been stolen from Britainís Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

    The working toilet, titled ďAmerica,Ē was on display as part of an exhibition by the Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan and was meant to be used by visitors.

    The 18th-century estate said it was ďa great shameĒ that the solid gold, fully functioning toilet, had been stolen only two days after the exhibition opened.
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    Sounds fishy...

    Worth 4-mill, but insured for 5-mill?
    A 'very fast' raid, yet the thieves had all the time they needed.
    A possible 'staged' entry-point into the palace.
    The toilet's creator is a 'prankster'.
    It's only 18-karat gold. Not 24.
    A smattering of other suspicious pertainments:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...hallenged.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    Sounds fishy...

    Worth 4-mill, but insured for 5-mill?
    A 'very fast' raid, yet the thieves had all the time they needed.
    A possible 'staged' entry-point into the palace.
    The toilet's creator is a 'prankster'.
    It's only 18-karat gold. Not 24.
    A smattering of other suspicious pertainments:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...hallenged.html
    24 karat would be to soft to sit on.
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    The thieves mustíve really had their shit together...

    The opportunities for humor are endless. I thought it was the onion.
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    There was once a Bar where in the men's room there was a brass frog sitting on the floor near the urinals, there was a sign above the frog and it read "Please Don't Pee on my Back" It turns out it was wired to a 12 volt transformer and would shock the hell out of you if you Pee'd on it. Needless to say they heard a lot of screaming and noise in the toilet.
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    Not to hijack a thread but ... the plan was to get men to stop missing theurinals in the airport restrooms.


    There’s something of a surprise waiting at the bottom of the urinals in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: an etched image of a fly.
    At first glance, one might be forgiven for thinking it real. Then one notices that all the urinals have one, and the fly is always in the same position, just above the urinal drain and off to the left.
    It turns out that men, in their urinal behaviour, cannot resist peeing on things, especially if they look as though they might wash away.
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    Sounds logical.

    And it also sounds logical that a wandering know-it-all might piss on an electric-fence, just to see if it has juice in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Not to hijack a thread but ... the plan was to get men to stop missing theurinals in the airport restrooms.


    Thereís something of a surprise waiting at the bottom of the urinals in Amsterdamís Schiphol Airport: an etched image of a fly.
    At first glance, one might be forgiven for thinking it real. Then one notices that all the urinals have one, and the fly is always in the same position, just above the urinal drain and off to the left.
    It turns out that men, in their urinal behaviour, cannot resist peeing on things, especially if they look as though they might wash away.
    To further hijack the thread, I recall going to a couple of bars that had a device that supposedly measured ones urinary speed, if you get my drift. Not the time it takes.

    No clue if the thing was accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    To further hijack the thread, I recall going to a couple of bars that had a device that supposedly measured ones urinary speed, if you get my drift. Not the time it takes.

    No clue if the thing was accurate.

    Carry on...
    Regarding the timing, I bought a book for my grandson regarding using insect behavior to design robots. In the description of the investigator it was noted that his research concluded that regardless of species or six, 30 seconds was how long it took to empty the bladder.

    This thread is going to have more crooks in than sing-sing.
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    I remember, back in the late 60's ealry 70's some of the biker bars in Wisconsin had a picture of Jane Fonda in the urinals, very few misses.

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