You’re driving somewhere when suddenly, you desperately, urgently, need to do a wee. You are bursting.
But you don’t want to stop off somewhere and nip to the toilet. Maybe it’s because you’re on a tight schedule with an established ETA. Perhaps you haven’t spotted any loos nearby. Whatever the reason, you need to urinate, and it’s looking like your only option is to wet yourself.
Well, no more. Someone’s come up with a device that’ll let you drive and wee at the same time.
The Car Pool is essentially a collapsible long tube that slots into any kind of bottle and creates a tight seal (so there’ll be no leakage). You insert the tip of your penis into the other end, and let loose with the pee.
It’s a portable toilet, essentially, leaving you with a bottle of your own urine to dispose of when you see fit.
The man behind the Car Pool, Eric Bert, suggests that the Car Pool doesn’t just have to be used for long car journeys. You could use it at the cinema, on the tube, and in any other situation in which you desperately need the toilet but there isn’t one nearby (just please be a little subtle about whacking out your penis and popping it in a tube, alright?).
Eric says he was inspired to design the tool when he was working as a structural engineer in New York.
‘I would be at the top of a bridge hundreds of feet high and wouldn’t have anywhere to go to the bathroom,’ he explains. ‘Then a lightbulb went off in my head and I came up with the idea for The Car Pool.
At this point I decided I really wanted to do something important with my life, make a change on a global scale, do something that would make the world a better place, not only for our generation, but for our children, and our children’s children, so I quit my job and developed The Car Pool.
‘It took me a long time to come up with the final design and find the materials to develop one of the greatest technological breakthroughs of the 21st century.’