Just when you thought that the inventions coming out of Japan couldn’t get any weirder, here comes the poop-powered motorcycle Toilet Bike Neo, complete with toilet seat.

Sure to generate giggles from the 12 year old within all of us, this three-wheeled motorcycle from Japan-based toilet company TOTO Ltd. made its debut Thursday at a showroom in Fujisawa, near Tokyo. And while it isn’t actually made to be powered by a pooping rider cruising down the highway, according to Metro UK the highly-efficient 250cc engine is made to run on biofuel generated from livestock waste or waste water from Shika-oi Town in Hokkaido and Kobe city. The toilet seat on top of the bike is for effect only, used to generate interest in the technology.

We have vehicles running on biofuels made from algae, cooking grease, animal fats, seeds and other assorted oils. Why not livestock waste? There is plenty of it to go around and no chance of it ever running out. Sounds like the perfect biofuel to provide for our transportation needs. Leave it to a toilet company to build a prototype motorcycle meant to run on the stuff.

“We hope to raise awareness among customers about our green campaign through development of environmentally-friendly products such as water-saving showerheads and water-saving toilets,” said TOTO spokesman Kenji Fujita. Anything that does that, including the building of the Toilet Bike Neo motorcycle, is good with me.

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Image Credit: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara/Metro UK