Lixil Corp introduces a basin decorated with 75,000 Swarovski crystals at the company showroom at Grand Front Osaka in 2014 in Osaka, Japan. The basin is worth 10 million Japanese yen. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
K Sudhakar sits in a toilet car at the Sudha Cars Museum. He is a Guinness World Record holder for making the Largest Tricycle in the World. Photo: Stephen J Boitano/LightRocket/Getty Images
Visitors during the 'Toilet!? Human Waste and Earth's Future' exhibition at The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Miraikan in 2014 in Tokyo. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
TOTO unveiled the ultimate green motorcycle - and it doesn't run on gasoline or an electric motor. Instead, TOTO's "Toilet Bike Neo" runs on biogas that is produced from livestock waste.
Photo: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
Rolling Stones themed nigh club toilet.
A toilet-themed restaurant in China.
Khoushang n Taiwan serves its food in bowls which look like commodes.
Rolls of toilet paper printed with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin stand for sale at a vendor's stall on September 2014 in Lviv, Ukraine. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Who says toilets can't be creative? #WorldToiletDay
Mankind has invented millions of amazing things. But among all of them, the toilet may just be the greatest.
While large numbers of Indians may still struggle to find toilets and thus stop defecating in the open, those of us who are lucky enough to have access to them certainly have a lot to be thankful for.
Toilets aren't something we tend to think too much about, unless it's toilet humour. After all, when nature calls, one just has to go, right?
But then again, we are human beings. We just don't do simple - we have to push the boundaries of our minds and come up with out-of-the-box ideas, even when it comes to toilets.
On the occasion of World Toilet Day, 19 November, here's a sample of the creativity the human mind is capable of. After all, why should taking a dump be a boring experience?