Queuing Up for World Water Day

I somehow missed UNICEF’s big publicity stunt from over the weekend:

UNICEF has arranged a world record breaking queue for the toilet to raise awareness of World Water Day and the need for clean water across the globe.

The United Nations Children’s Fund reported that 756 people queued up for the commode in the Belgian capital of Brussels.

I think anyone who’s been to a crowded outdoor event might feel like a line queue of 756 people is nothing. But for many in the developing world, access to clean water, or to decent facilities, is not even available, queue or no queue.

As for these patient folks, after all that waiting, they didn’t even get to use the toilet — it was a fake.

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