The newborn baby boy rescued from a toilet pipe in China has been released from hospital, officials say.
The baby had been in hospital in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, since being cut free from the pipe on Saturday.
His 22-year-old mother, who has not been named, said the baby slipped into the toilet and went down the pipe by accident as she gave birth.
Reports suggested the baby left with a relative, but it remains unclear who.
An official from the Pujiang county propaganda office, which is in Jinhua, said the baby had been released from hospital, but did not identify who took him home.
Some local reports suggest the baby’s father has made himself known but others suggested other relatives had become involved.
Meanwhile state media reports that while the incident, which took place on Saturday, is being considered an accident, investigations are ongoing.
The newborn baby boy rescued from a toilet pipe in China has been released from hospital
According to local reports, the mother alerted her landlord after the baby fell into the pipe, but did not admit the baby was hers until later.
An official told the Associated Press news agency it was because she was frightened.
China’s Zhezhong News reported that she told police she could not afford to have an abortion. She was unmarried, did not think she could afford to look after the baby, and kept her pregnancy secret, reports say.
The infant has been referred to as Baby No 59 – after the number of his hospital incubator. He suffered minor abrasions on his head and limbs after being confined in the 10 cm (4 inch) pipe.
A new survey has revealed that approximately 16% of online holiday shopping in the U.S. is conducted from a toilet.
More than 38 million Americans, with men found more likely than women, are accused of the clandestine multitasking according to calculations based on 2,104 online adults surveyed in November.
“Smartphones and tablets have enabled consumers to shop and gift on-the-go in more ways and places than ever before,” said David Stone, co-founder and CEO of CashStar which conducted the survey.
But in addition to toilet shopping, the survey found several other surprising locations.
Nearly 17 million shoppers, or 7%, are said to purchase products off their mobile device while physically standing inside the retailer’s store.
More than 4 million Americans, or 1.6%, were found admitting to making purchases while behind the wheel of a vehicle while also more than 9 million, or 3.7%, said they secretly shopped during business meetings.
A new survey has revealed that approximately 16 percent of online holiday shopping in the US is conducted from a toilet
The grocery store was also found a popular spot for online shopping with more than seven million, or 2.9%, of Americans said to be making dual purchases off their mobile devices.
CashStar’s estimations supplied by Harris Interactive are based on the more than 200 million adults above the age of 18 residing in the U.S. according to the Census Bureau’s 2011 report.
Harris says they specialize in delivering research solutions that help stay ahead of what’s next.
South Korean city of Suwon has opened what it says is “the world’s first toilet theme park”.
The Restroom Cultural Park has a museum displaying Roman style loos, European-style bedpans, and ancient Korean flush toilets, as well as fun facts about human waste and a sculpture garden dedicated to squatting figures.
To answer the question on everyone’s mind – What the…? – we should first look at a little background on Suwon city.
This city located outside of Seoul is well known for two things. First, the great Hwaseong Fortress ranks among UNESCO’s world heritage and has ruins which run throughout the city. Second is their recently deceased mayor who was known affectionately as Mr. Toilet.
Mr. Toilet’s greatest passion was improving the conditions of Korea’s public toilets by teaching people about the importance of proper toilet maintenance. Around the time of the World Cup in Korea there was a surge of public awareness aimed at improving the conditions of public toilets spearheaded by the mayor. His crowning achievement was a house erected in 2007 in the shape of a giant toilet in Suwon which is operated by the World Toilet Organization.
South Korean city of Suwon has opened what it says is the world’s first toilet theme park
The effort was a huge success and the people of Suwon now boast many of their public restrooms as sightseeing spots. Following Mr. Toilet’s death, the citizens donated money to build this commode themed wonderland in his honor.
Details of the park are sketchy at the moment and it’s not sure if this is so much a “theme park” in the sense of roller coasters and giant mice of simply a park with many toilet related displays around.
The park is said to exhibit various public toilets, ancient roman toilets, European toilets from the Middle ages, and even a flushing toilet said to exist in Korea 1000 years ago. Also you can find some bronze statues of people doing the deuce complete with strained expressions on their faces which leads me to believe the sculptor isn’t getting enough fiber.