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Kardashian's fiscal intelligence flushed down the drain
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kim Kardashian is not an "if it's yellow, let it mellow" kind of lady. Proving that, once again, she's not afraid of the public eye, the celeb has splurged on a toilet price that would make Bill Gates blanche. At $100,000, Kardashian's self-flushing toilet better come with some astounding bells and whistles - like a Lamborghini.


What drove the starlet to such expense? The National Enquirer's source reported that "Kim is terrified of people using her potty and forgetting to flush, and she loves that she'll be the first girl on the block with a toilet pricier than most houses."


While she'll have won that contest, the local gas station had her beat on a self-flushing toilet by about a decade.


Kardashian herself rose to prominence in the late 2000s when a racy personal video went viral, leading to a career as one of America's premier socialites, buffered by a television show, clothing and fragrance lines and even a modeling career. For a woman who's built her status on small-time controversies, it's no surprise that the celebrity blogs are abuzz with news that she refuses to flush her own toilet.


The less-than-shocking topic is even eclipsing reports on the The Gates Foundation's Toilet of the Future conference, where loo designs could change world hygiene for the better. The top prize there went to Caltech - an award of $100,000 for a solar powered toilet. According to The Huffington Post, the Caltech miracle commode not only "reuses water and turns urine and feces into fertilizer for crops and into hydrogen," but it's powered by the sun!


Perhaps, Kardashian should have taken a stab at developing the Toilet of the Future herself. With enough tenacity and daring, she might have won that $100,000, which could have netted her a whole fleet of self-flushing toilets. But then again, when you're a media sensation and dating Kanye West, you're probably less-than-concerned with third world problems. Perhaps the Caltech scientists - newly media sensations, none known to date Kanye - could attest.


If you're looking for a self-flushing toilet, there are certainly options that cost less than your child's college tuition. But why not take a page out of Clatech's book and go with a more humanitarian option. An eco-friendly toilet may not turn your number two into fertilizer, but it'll still help the environment.

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