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mentalfloss.com/article/64677/why-are-public-toilet-seats-u-shaped

Almost all public restrooms have what are called open front toilet seats, which are shaped like the letter u and have an opening at the front. Most private ...

washingtonstarnews.com/ever-wonder-why-public-toilet-seats-are-u-shaped-you-might-be-surprised

May 15, 2016 ... If you've ever used a public toilet, you've probably wondered why the seats tend to be an open U-shape, while toilets for home use have fully ... type and either of the open front type or have an automatic seat cover dispenser.

www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/04/23/toilet_seats_u_shaped_in_public_o_shaped_at_home_why_photo.html

Apr 23, 2013 ... Is the toilet seat U-shaped, like a horseshoe, with a gap in front? Or is it a continuous, O-shaped ring? If you're in a public restroom, the seat is probably U- shaped. ... But women's restrooms have the same seats—and wouldn't the same ... tome on toilet seats, the subsection on open front toilet seats also ...

themorningnews.org/article/take-your-seat-please

Nov 11, 2005 ... Question: Why do public toilet seats have a horseshoe or U shape to them, ... when the first fully effective flush toilets began to appear around London, ... “U” ( open-front model) versus “O” (closed-front model) is truly a battle of ... people, but it's also one of the greatest mental health regimens ever devised.

cpdailyliving.com/using-a-public-restroom

Sep 22, 2011 ... Taking your child to a public restroom is hard. I think it will serve you best by telling you this up front so that you will not feel defeated if you find ... to start trying to use the toilet, you may find yourself wondering how other people do this. ... Even with the travel seats that go over the toilet I have had difficulty.

www.theflorentine.net/lifestyle/2015/07/the-italian-mystery-of-the-missing-toilet-seats

Jul 16, 2015 ... Bathrooms in public places, however, are an entirely different matter. ... In the States these days you'd have to frequent an off-brand gas ... We asked Italian friends about the frequent absence of toilet seats, and they ... And tourists will continue to wonder why the damn toilet seats are almost always missing!

cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/a-pay-toilet-opens-no-need-to-hold-everything/comment-page-4

Jan 10, 2008 ... Few toilets — if any — have ever received the level of government and media fanfare that greeted the new public pay potty that opened today in Madison Square Park. ... And men, take note: There is no toilet seat to leave up. .... I am sitting at my desk, wondering how long it will take for some of our more ...

ask.metafilter.com/43196/Are-there-dangers-in-using-an-uncovered-public-toilet-seat

I don't think I ever saw a toilet seat cover until I came to the US. .... a paper towel to open the door leading out of the restrooms...and then let the paper ... the toilet space (you may have to wave in front of something so the stall sees you). ... Why do some people have this idiosyncrasy regarding public toilets?

onepointpartitions.com/toilets-around-globe

Mar 8, 2017 ... Remote-control seats ... You won't often find the high-tech toilets in public restrooms, though. ... If you've ever traveled to France or many other countries in Europe, ... the bowl only has a small amount of water surrounding that front hole. ... urinals are out in the open, with no doors or other types of privacy.

ask.metafilter.com/120809/Toilet-lid-etiquette

I don't think I've ever come across a down toilet seat cover ... you people .... Looking back, I wonder if I might subconsciously hold my breath or something. .... Even if it's one of those public bathroom U-shaped seats with the pee-hole in front. ... I HAVE opened a closed lid and seen things that haunt my worst ...