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This Poop-Powered Toiletcycle Is Touring Japan

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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:06 AM
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You're looking at the Toilet Bike Neo. It's the creation of Japan's commode-king TOTO and is just what it looks like—a toilet-motorcycle hybrid. That runs on human excrement. Wait, wha?

The Toilet Bike Neo will be conducting its roughly 500 mile trip from Kyushu to Tokyo powered entirely by the on-board biogas digester. Biogas systems use an anaerobic bacteria system to convert dead organic matter into a usable fuel primarily made of methane. This system obtains its fuel from the rider—directly from the rider, if you get what I mean. It runs on the rider's poop—he just sits there, unloads, and rides off (hopefully with a step involving pants at some point as well). The system is reportedly efficient enough that it could run indefinitely were the rider sufficiently well fed.


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If this can be done then why are we not doing it to power our towns and cities around the world?




posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:13 AM
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Biker stopped for two days on the side of the road.
LEO finally pulls up behind him and asks what the problem is.
Biker complains he's bunged up.
LEO says he's got some Ex-Lax in the glove box of the cruiser.
Biker says thanks.
LEO says "We're here to serve".



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:16 AM
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Maybe they should build one that can run on radiation................



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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Whats with the Japanese obsession with poop



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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I cant wait to see American Chopper do a custom build for this bike



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:02 AM
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Is it really necessary to crap on the bike itself? Couldn't you just load it with some dog poo instead? This is just an attention-grabber.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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wow, imagine.... Monkey Handles!

(goggles NOT included. some assembly required)
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:53 AM
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This is awesome! If you were going on a long trip you could preload it. Maybe you could get your friends and neighbors to pitch in. -------------------------




posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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And, if you are feeling irregular, you could just stop to fill up at a Constipation Station.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by NeoSpace
Whats with the Japanese obsession with poop
Ha ha,
did you know?that it is legal for the Japanese to poop on the side of the road?
way back in the 90's my son collected the Matchbox cars,so I gave him the toilet car turned out to be his favorite.Anyways that motorcycle would really be smelly,can you imagine what the exhaust would smell like?...phew...wouldn't pick up too many chicks that way!
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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Oh, what a wonderful world

Are we sure this is for real and not just some eastern "gaijin fools day" or something..?



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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S/f for Sunday morning laugh.Say didnt that whole city in"ThunderDome"run on methane?



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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The system is reportedly efficient enough that it could run indefinitely were the rider sufficiently well fed.




I really don't have many words for this, not much leaves me speechless.
Remember the old days, when pajamas used to have the flap in the back that could be opened? This could start a new fashion trend.....
Remember when your open fly was the only thing you had to worry about?



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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Oh dear...

They didn't really think this idea through did they



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Either this is nonsense and will never become viable, or it's real and a series of suicides, accidents, burglaries, and homicides will keep it from ever becoming viable.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by NeoSpace
Whats with the Japanese obsession with poop


put a million people in your backyard and see how fast YOU get obsessed with poop!

so, yeah. what somewhat else said, ....this tech needs to be used like NOW in every city worldwide (if it's "safe", that is.)



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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I wonder if it would run on 'used' kitty litter?
I could scoop out their litter and fill the tank.



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