No Rules, Just....OMIGOD!
Story quoted here from DoL, about Australian toilet seat regulations. It seems that toilet seat rules down under do not support the biggest customers sufficiently (notice how delicately I put that).
The new rule would require that toilet seats be able withstand the enthronement of a 145 kg king or queen. That's just over 330 pounds. Relatively few NFL linemen are that big.
For some reason, this makes me think of a joke:
Guy buys a new luxury toilet seat, pure mahogany. Beautiful. Needs to be finished, though. Wife has in a painter, who uses a very high quality varnish. Varnish takes about 24 hours to dry, and is very sticky until it does dry.
Guy doesn't know wife has had painter in; shows very obese friend new toilet seat. Lots of pride in new possession. Big friend says, "Actually, if you'll forgive me, I need to be alone with that toilet seat for a few minutes. I had a big lunch, and my stomach is acting up."
Guy lets friend use the bathroom. Big guy sits on the seat for about ten minutes, by which time an breakable seal has formed between cheeks and varnish. After a few more minutes everyone hears shrieking coming from the loo. "Help! Help! I can't get it off!" Big butt stuck to wet varnish; guy tries to stand up, and not getting anywhere.
So, they carefully unscrew the toilet seat from its hinges, so as not to damage the mohagony. Go to emergency room, to get unstuck.
ER doctor gravely tells big guy to lie on his stomach, while doc tries to get an idea of what he's got here. Trying to put everyone at ease, the toilet seat owner says, "Doc, have you ever seen anything like this before?"
Doc looks at him over his glasses. "Actually, yes. I see twenty or more of these a day. But I have to say I have never seen one that was so tastefully framed."
And, now, the frames will be sturdy, too! At least in the outback: no rules, just....OMIGOD!