Makers of the Squatty Potty-Toilet Stool claim that the way we typically do number two is anatomically incorrect. They believe humans should squat to get rid of their, ehem, excrement. So to help make shituations easier to handle, the potty stool raises your feet to make you squat rather than sit while you crap. They explain that when seated upright on a toilet as people have done for ages, the anorectal angle is kinked which makes passing solid bricks difficult. Squatting is supposed to fix the anorectal bend. For $39.95, you can own one yourself. They also made a video to explain the device and we have to say, the video is actually pretty well designed considering the subject matter. 

[via NPR]