In 2001, A Space Odyssey
, Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) examines operating instructions for the Zero Gravity Toilet. Click to enlarge. Possibly Arthur C. Clarke had the 1962 Civil Defense Drinking Water/Commode military-style instructions in mind when he wrote the Zero Gravity Toilet copy. Around 1976, after food was discovered rotting in fallout shelters, they were cleaned, and supplies were removed. At that time, I grabbed the Civil Defense can seen below, and I've been using it for a trash can ever since.
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