You know what the Beijing Olympics really needed? More Muslims! The organizers of the 2012 London Games took note, and are tending to meticulous details to make the readers of the Rasm feel more comfortable, right down to the geographic orientation of the commodes. From Yahoo! News:
Olympic organizers issued detailed design rules for the 2012 London games Wednesday, including a mandate that at least some toilets in the Olympic park do not face the holy Islamic city of Mecca…Muslims face Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, when they pray and generally do not believe they should do the same when using the toilet[...]
“The Olympic Park will be at the heart of the celebrations and people of all cultures, faiths and ages and disabled people will find London 2012’s Olympic Park welcoming and easy to use,” authority chairman John Armitt said.
The organizers sought input from a range of communities before coming up with the design requirements.
Among the projects on the slate is the Olympic Polygamy Experience, where patrons can bang up to four modestly-dressed women at once. My, that’s going to be quite a party tent. Don’t forget your dowries!
Other traditions of Muslim toilet hygeine can be found on Wikipedia.
I want more like this!
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