If you are like many Americans, you may not know what a bidet is. Frankenmuth, Michigan residents are finding out the hard way.
Sewer maintenance is causing water to splash up out of residents' toilets, in bidet-like fashion, but a lot more violently. Usually it just results in a mild gurgling, but in some homes water has splashed onto floors - and walls.
Crews use a spray nozzle to increase the water pressure in the sewer pipes each year to flush out the pipes. While the town already placed ads in the local paper warning of the possibility, reports of excessive splashing have reached the point that city officials plan to place notices on doors warning residents to keep their toilet seats down.
Hey, this could be just the sort of training women have always wanted for men.