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A new ad in India shows women mocking men who answer nature's call in nature. It's part of a national effort to encourage men to put a toilet in the family home. Astral Pipes/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Astral Pipes/Screenshot by NPR

Raya might tickle Elmo with toilet paper if he doesn't use it properly. John Barrett/Courtesy of Sesame Workshop hide caption

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John Barrett/Courtesy of Sesame Workshop

The 6-year-old Muppet has her mind on the toilet.

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