“No one wants poop on their hands.”
Add this to the ever expanding vault of weird projects on Kickstarter/Indiegogo that make you go “what?” Shittens, which has nothing to do with scat and kittens, is, in a nutshell, mittens you use to wipe your ass.
Currently an ongoing project on Indiegogo with a goal of $50,000, Shittens are flushable mittens that hope to be a more sanitary alternative to toilet paper. What Shittens hope to achieve is create a new type of toilet paper that doesn’t involve accidentally getting unwanted stains on your hand.
You might have had those days where you’re not so confident that your fold of toilet paper is going to properly wipe your butt without getting your hands dirty. No one wants to go through that, and given that there are people who don’t always wash their hands after taking a number two, you’d best hope you steer far away from them and anything they might have touched.
While the project seems a little weird, it does sound like an innovative approach at toilet paper evolution. But wait, there’s more! “These flushable glove-shaped wipes not only have perforated sides for an easy breakaway disposal, they also include an anti-bacterial inner lining for double the protection.” Not only does it provide full protection from unwanted stains, but it’s also a very hygienic approach to how we wipe. It even got a brief mention on the Howard Stern show.
Of course, with a name like “Shittens”, it definitely wouldn’t appeal to many investors. Those behind the project have prepared for this, renaming the product to “Schimittens” once it receives mainstream distribution. Funding for the project will end on April 21.