So maybe you spend a little longer in the bathroom than your wife thinks you should. You can't get up without finishing that article, maybe it's your place of solitude...who knows. Now, you may have an excuse to stay behind that locked door a little longer. Caltech won a Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet. Their $100k winning design is solar powered (no word if that heats the seat for you) which actually generates hydrogen and electricity. Technically you could power your own bathroom TV...hey, its justified now. Read more about this technological marvel here
Hey second place generated clean water...but let's face it, if we actually knew where it came from we wouldn't touch it.