A toilet designed to slope downwards slightly, making it uncomfortable to sit on for more than a few minutes, has been pooh-poohed on social media.
The toilet design has an upper surface that slopes downwards at a 13-degree angle.
The concept – for which a patent application has been filed in the UK – is intended to have medical benefits, according to its designer, Mahabir Gill.
The BBC spoke to Mr Gill about the toilet, which has been branded “StandardToilet”.
“It came from my personal experience where I stopped off at the motorway to go to the loo and realised there’s a huge queue,” he explained.
“I wondered what people were doing in there, some were coming out with their mobile phones.”