Diary - Bog squad

6th November 2009 at 00:00

If you're a careers adviser, it's unlikely to be top of your list of suggestions, but may appeal to a few more unsavoury students.

In Poland, an army of "super-sniffers" has been recruited to visit public lavatories in preparation for the Euro 2012 football championships to ensure they are in pristine condition for the tournament.

The Clean Patrols, dressed in white overalls, recently sniffed around 200 public toilets in six Polish cities. The loos were rated on accessibility, hygiene, smell and whether toilet paper, soap and hand towels were available. Just one toilet scored a perfect 100 points, while a three-quarters majority rated 65 points, the basic acceptable standard.

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