Somewhere in the world—a utopia, perhaps—exists a thermochromic urinal, as the image above reveals. Little else is known, but one can infer that due to a “thermochromatic coating on steel panel,” you can paint with your piss, the temperature of your stream affecting the color on the walls.

While this breakthrough in bathroom habits may foster creativity in one’s darkest hours, it’s still quite limiting. Urine tends to always be pretty warm in temperature, so the color palette probably won’t be too wide. Thus, visions of an amazing technicolor dream-urinal are a little far-fetched. At the very least, piss stains and other unseemly residue should be concealed. And humanity can finally say it’s come a long way since the thermochromic toilet seat.—Devin Chanda

[via Gizmodo]