Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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Jessi, the Sochi Olympics starts in just a few weeks, and reportedly Russia spent $50 billion getting ready for it. Well, one journalist for the BBC spotted at least one use for all that cash. In one of the venues, they installed what may be the first two-person what?
JESSI KLEIN: Oh yeah, I don't even understand how this works or what the point is, but it was like a two-person toilet.
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SAGAL: What it is, if you can - he took a picture of it, a BBC reporter. It's in the cross-country skiing center. And it's a standard bathroom stall, except instead of one toilet, there are two inside it right next to each other. And we may be wondering why such a thing exists, but in toilets as in figure skating, it's the pairs' performances that are the most impressive.
KLEIN: Yeah, I was going to say is that, like, for the men's - like that luge team where, like...
SAGAL: Two-man luge, where they lie on top of each other? They get very attached to each other.
KLEIN: They get very attached to each other. It's like let's just do this all the time.
SAGAL: What do you do if you're in there using one of them, and somebody comes in and starts eyeing the other seat. Do you do what you do in an airplane and pretend to be, like, really fat or sick?
BRIAN BABYLON: No, well, I'm going to tell you what I do on the train.
SAGAL: What do you do on the train?
BABYLON: How to have someone not sit next to you. You just sprinkle crumbs on the seat.
SAGAL: Do you actually do that?
BABYLON: Yeah, I'm telling you, try that.
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