Reprinted from the February
2-8, 2001 edition of
TOURISM: Heads Up
Many tourists heading to South Florida are looking
for recommendations: it's the rule, not the exception.
For the unfamiliar, checking the ratings of a hotel
or restaurant, checking the whereabouts of health care facilities,
or calling the tourism bureaus for updated information can only
Now, a group which claims to have the public well
being in mind, publishes Crappers Quarterly, with a recommendation
list of public facilities in the tri-county area.
The mystery crapper has visited the most popular
hot spots in South Florida to find the best and worst places to,
well, crap. (Did ya hear about the Orange Bowl?) Check it out: their
Web site: www.crappersquarterly.com.
In fact, at CQ, the authors continuously examine
and review the best and worst public bathrooms around the country
and the world. They encourage readers to send anonymous e-mail with
a funny story or a restroom review.
Ratings are on a five roll scale, with five being
the best. The criteria of cleanliness, privacy, user friendliness
and facilities offered are used to come up with an overall crapper-friendly
Jan. 27 was the anniversay of the passing of Thomas
Crapper, the Englishman whose name will always be synonymous with
the privy. To mark the anniversay, CQ honored him with a special
section containing information, history, special messages and interesting
links to other sites of special interest.
- JP Bender