Flushing in Style: How much do you know about fancy-schmancy bathrooms?

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Flushing in Style: How much do you know about fancy-schmancy bathrooms?
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You may not be able to start your shower with a glance, but the fanciest bathrooms still feature some pretty cool gadgets. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about high-tech bathrooms.
The most technologically advanced toothbrushes will tell you ___.
facts about teeth and dental care
how long to brush
It's widely acknowledged that everyone -- even children -- should brush for two minutes at least twice per day. Of course, most of us brush for far less than that, but new electric toothbrushes have wireless technology that tells you how long you've been at it and when it's time to stop.
the history of the toothbrush

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Automatic faucets are designed to cut down on ___.
how much water people use
the spread of germs
both of the above
Automatic faucets aren't just for public restrooms anymore. People are installing these in their homes to cut down water use and the spread of germs.

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The word "bidet" is of ___.
German origin
French origin
"Bidet" is a French word for "pony." We know; toilet alternatives and ponies aren't very relatable, but the word is supposed to be instructive. People are supposed to "ride" a bidet in the same way they'd ride a pony.
Spanish origin

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Dual-flush toilets are designed primarily to ___.
conserve water
Dual-flush toilets handle solids and liquids differently in order to cut down on water use when flushing.
look cool
last a long time

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Older toilets can use up to how many gallons of water per flush?
two gallons
five gallons
seven gallons
Older toilets can use up to seven gallons of water per flush, but federal law now requires that new homes come with low-flow models that use less than two gallons per flush.

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A composting toilet can save how many gallons of water per year?
more than 500
less than 5,000
more than 6,000
Composting toilets recycle human waste without using water and can save more than 6,000 gallons of water per year.

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What are television mirrors?
televisions with shiny surfaces
mirrors with televisions embedded in them
These high-tech mirrors allow you to watch television while you get ready in the bathroom. When they're on, a TV image appears in a section of the glass, and when they're off they look like regular mirrors.
neither

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High-tech showers allow you to have preset, personalized ___.
water temperature
water pressure
both of the above
Some high-tech showers come with a control panel that allows you to create personalized settings for water temperature and pressure.

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Toothbrush sanitizers use what to kill germs?
UV light
Toothbrush sanitizers use UV light to kill the germs that linger on toothbrushes. Manufacturers claim that these sanitizers kill 99.9 percent of germs.
cold air
sound waves

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Some luxury toilets cover up the sounds of a person's business by doing what?
vibrating
playing music
The newest high-tech toilets play music when they're in use. The preset tunes are mellow and atmospheric, but if you want to rock on the pot, you can do that, too, as some of these commodes have MP3 inputs.
screaming

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