Watch out for French train toilets

“The 26-year-old victim was trapped when he tried to fish out his mobile phone, which had fallen into the toilet bowl, and fell foul of the suction system.” -BBC story lead

Another excellent random news story from BBC. I beseech you, read this!

How’s this for a bad day? You’re on a train in France when nature calls. All goes normally, until your cell phone plops into the toilet. Oh, crap. Have you already tried to flush? Too bad, you’re going in. Next thing you know, the diabolical toilet has a death grip on your arm. Your struggle is futile; the powerful suction is far superior to your own strength. It has to hurt, but the embarrassment must be far worse as firefighters spend two hours sawing the toilet loose and then carry you off the train, with the toilet in tow. That has to suck…

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4 Responses to Watch out for French train toilets

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Mike says:

    Truly a ‘crappy’ day. At least he didn’t loose his arm. Imagine having to tell people, “yeah, I lost it when I was on the crapper in a train and my phone fell in, so I reached in to get it and then the suction tore my arm right off!” Haha, oh man…

  3. Nicole says:

    I love that someone else wrote about the same story in their blog, and its title is almost identical to my last line. Check it out, it’s listed on the automatically generated related posts above. Or look here.

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