A Patent for What?

By Marcus Chan - 2012-08-27T21:24:43Z

Illustration by Shuen-Ching Lee

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Stand and Deliver

When it comes to the urinal, some males have a problem with proximity. "It is not uncommon to find that some users will begin to urinate" when they're not close enough to the urinal, according to the patent filing. To keep the floors clean, this invention detects whether the person is too far from the urinal and warns him to move closer before commencing. The inventor is Shuen-Ching Lee of New Taipei, Taiwan. By the way, what's with all the innovation around urinals?