Mood rings were one of the biggest fashion fads during the 70s. In case you haven’t heard of them, they’re basically rings that change color depending on the wearer’s mood. A creative couple from Michigan has given this concept an entirely new and cheeky twist. Introducing this galactic mood ring toilet seat which can literally confirm if you’re in a crappy mood!
Just like the rings, this cosmic commode also contains thermochromic liquid crystals. As the name implies, these crystals change color as a response to a change in temperature. Studies have shown that one’s mood can affect one’s body temperature, which contributes to the ring’s color-changing effect. So, as you might have already guessed, this toilet seat will change its color depending on the heat produced by your behind. Yay or Yuck? You be the judge!
This galactic mood ring toilet seat can confirm if you’re in a crappy mood!
Just like the famous 70s fashion fad, it contains thermochromic pigments that react to temperature change by altering their colors
The couple, collectively known online as The Engineer Artisans, designed this galactic toilet seat for their guest bathroom in 2019. It went viral in an instant, with many of their followers expressing their interest in buying one for their homes. In a Facebook post, the artist duo revealed that the project cost $200 and took them about two weeks to complete.
The mood ring toilet seat was designed by The Engineer Artisans for their guest bathroom in 2019
Unfortunately, they only put up four units for a one-off sale at the time. But the good news is, they’re now selling the instructional PDF, so you can do it yourself at home. The digital file covers everything you need to know to build your own galactic toilet seat within just about a week, with a budget of around $100. This includes a step-by-step guide, plus tips on buying and selecting supplies, photo references, techniques and warnings.
Once completed, you’ll have a black toilet seat that looks just like a starry night sky. To see the magic unfold, all you have to do is sit on it to get the seat’s thermochromic pigments to react to the heat produced by your butt. And once you get up, a galactic imprint of your glorious glute will present itself to you. As bizarre as it may sound, it’s actually a brilliant way to determine if someone has recently used your toilet. Likewise, it’s a great prank to pull on your relatives and friends who are coming over for a visit.
Meanwhile, YouTubers Evan and Katelyn recreated this project and documented the process in one of their videos. They also shared the instructions online for free via the website Instructables. Although it’s not as celestial-looking as the one made by The Engineer Artisans, it’s still a good pastime for a lazy weekend at home.
Husband and wife Evan and Katelyn also created their own version and documented the process in one of their YouTube videos
Sources: The Engineer Artisans Facebook and Etsy | Evan and Katelyn YouTube and Instructables