Talking toilet inventor flushed with success
A German inventor who developed a gadget that berates men if they try to use the toilet standing up, has sold more than 1.6 million devices, his business manager says.
German women fed up with a man with a poor aim can turn to the ghost-shaped gadget which lurks under the toilet rim, and if the seat is lifted, declares in a stern female tone: "Hello, what are you up to then? Put the seat back down right away, you are definitely not to pee standing up... you will make a right mess".
Alex Benkhardt, 46, invented the "WC Ghost" and its creators are in negotiations to market it in Britain, Canada and Italy.