Now, hi-tech toilet that can swallow 18 golf balls!

Washington, Feb 26: An American company has designed toilets that have the ability to flush several items with ease, including 18 golf balls.

"Flush once and forget it," Discovery News quoted James Walsh of the American Standard Champion toilet series as saying.

One of the most embarrassing things is tending to a clogged toilet, especially if you have guests over, he said.

Inspired to keep the plunger out of the picture, the company's engineering team designs toilets using computational fluid dynamics, which simulates water flow to create the most efficient design before moving forward with prototypes, said Walsh.

He claimed these high-performance toilets are better designed to flush waste and keep the toilet bowl clean.

The trick is to get water moving and rushing through the bowl as fast as possible. For the Champion 4 series, engineers enlarged each toilet's opening, creating a more powerful vacuum for its siphon.

Interestingly, the toilets use the same 1.6 gallons per flush as others. Toilets made before the early 90s sometimes use an inefficient 3.5 gallons per flush.

"What we can't simulate is when it hits the real world. Golf balls aren't used on a regular basis-they're a fun way to get awareness of our toilets out there. But if we tried to promote what we really flush down the toilet, I think some people might be grossed out," said Walsh.

During testing, the team flushed objects with a range of consistencies, including napkins, sponges, miso paste, polyballs, saw dust and corn.

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