Experts on American industry are always crying about the sorry state of innovation.
But they’ve got it wrong. There’s plenty of innovation. The problem (as followers of our blog are well aware) is that half the inventors in the U.S. are spending their time on products for dogs or newfangled toilets.
Or maybe that’s not a problem. Because every once in awhile along comes a cool new thing like Fish ‘n Flush.
Did Captain Nemo have a toilet? This is what it would have looked like. And those aren’t plastic fish in the tank. They’re real!
There are over 1 billion toilets in America, according to the EPA, but Fish ‘n Flush has to be the most excellent.
Designed by AquaOne Technologies, the $450 Fish ‘n Flush transforms your boring bathroom into a marine wonderland. There’s a clear inner tank where the flush water goes and wrapped around that is a a clear acrylic aquarium. There are various motifs: a winter scene with Santa, a tropical jungle and more. Just add fish.
Fish ‘n Flush debuted a year and a half ago and it was an immediate hit, says chief operating officer David M. Parrish. When they showed it at a Las Vegas trade show, “security had to create a queue for those people who wanted to see and flush the tank.”
We’ve heard of lines for the bathroom but that’s ridiculous.