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  Latest place to surf the net: the loo!
Updated 07 April 2003, 15.47
Internet toilet
Do you think the loo's the one place you can't surf the net?

Well, that could all be about to change.

The humble toilet roll's been transformed into an internet browser so you can catch up on the latest news while doing your business!

Designer Andrew Cubitt has created a unit which goes on the toilet wall and gives you up-to-the-minute news and info.

It will even give you a printout - yes you guessed it - on toilet paper!

Advantages

Imagine all the advantages. You needn't miss a minute of the latest news.

You don't need to buy expensive printer paper.

And when you no longer need your printouts, there's always another use for it!

But beware: if there's someone in your family who takes ages in the bathroom, they're probably going to take even longer!

Strange gadgets

The toilet roll was one of the strange gadgets on display at the Ideal Homes show in London.

Internet chopping board
Others included a see-through chopping board which downloads recipes and displays them on a screen inside the board.

And a solar powered sun lounger which rotates as the sun moves round, for the perfect all-over tan.

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