10th November

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10th November

Postby Garzo » Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:20 pm

Why is 10th November a good day to squat in Japan?
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Postby Apoclima » Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:09 pm

Odd one, Garzo!

The Japan Toilet Association celebrates an unofficial Toilet Day on November 10, because in Japan the numbers 11/10 (for the month and the day) can be read as ii-to(ire), which also means "Good Toilet".


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Postby tcward » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:06 pm

Wow... Mark that one down as most obscure fact.

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