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Although our company e-mail has a spam filter, we get a lot of wacky e-messages each day promoting products or story suggestions that have next to nothing to do with photography. But one idea for a “product feature” caught our eye with its name. Fish-n-Flush sounds like some sadistic catch-and-release procedure — but it’s really “a unique new product whose decorative appeal could turn the bathroom into the most talked about room in the house,” according to the blurb. And once we saw the photo, we started wondering whether to cough up $299 for one of these just for fun. “The Fish n Flush is clear two-piece toilet tank,” the note continues, “that contains a fully functioning aquarium inside.” (For details go here.) In households like ours, where potty etiquette and pet rearing are both topics of kiddie education, this could do double-duty. “We see the toilet serving as a great way to help toilet train young children,” says company CEO Richard Quintana, “as well as a fun fashion statement for the homeowner who wants to have something unique.” Hmmm… — Jack Crager