Make Sanitation Sexy, Immediately

Entries into the Acumen Fund's current Search for the Obvious challenge are due November 21, 2010. Make sanitation sexy.

Just a reminder: Entries into Acumen Fund's current Search for the Obvious challenge are due November 21, 2010. To reiterate, the challenge asks you to "use your creative genius to show that lack of basic sanitation is one of the most critical issues facing the developing world today." You can read all the rules here (PDF).

Considering that today is World Toilet Day, you should have no trouble finding inspiration.

Manhole cover photo (cc) by Flickr user bredgur

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