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If you think playing video games is just a way to flush your life down the drain, you may be more right than you know.
The Japanese game maker, Sega, has just started installing a new style of gaming in men's bathrooms in Tokyo.
It's called the "Toylet" and it allows restroom users to play four mini-games controlled by their urine stream.
I know it's sounds crazy. But I bet these things really take off. I can imagine they will make it to America pretty soon.
Here's how it works. Men who stop for a bathroom break at four Tokyo metro stations will be able to challenge themselves by peeing on a pressure sensor, which measures the forcefulness of their urine stream. The sensor sends that information to a screen above the porcelain urinal, where users watch their performance in the game.
While I don't plan to get into the details of the games here, if you are truly interested, you can read about it at www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/01/sega-urinal-games/.
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