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An 18-year-old Sunderland lass who got her head stuck down a music festival toilet while attempting to retrieve her cash and iPhone from the malodorous pit has become a Facebook celeb, the Sun reports. Charlotte Taylor, dubbed "Poo Girl" following the "grim ordeal" at last weekend's Leeds Festival, dropped her handbag into the …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Nooooooooooo ...

    That poor, poor girl! I honestly can't say I'd have done the same.

  2. Tony S

    Feel sorry for the lass...

    .... but shit happens!

  3. Grease Monkey

    Oh dear

    What sort of eejit actually sticks their head down a long drop festival dunny? It would have to be something a lot more valuable than an iPhone to make a normal person consider it.

  4. Chris Bradshaw

    Mum is right

    "you have to laugh at these things" - she's right, the alternative is feeling bad about it for the rest of your life. She's got an instant claim to fame, and she'll be a stronger person because of it. Hold your head up (sorry for the metaphor, butt (sic) it is Friday...) and life goes on.

    Anyway, it could have been worse - she could have fallen in...

  5. northern monkey

    Oh god...

    ..that's horrible. Those trough toilets are truly disgusting - the only thing that makes them slightly bearable is the fact you have open air above you. You can hear the aims and misaims of those in the adjoining stalls and frankly the only thing I would lean in to rescue from the bottom of one of those things would be a child.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    New tech available for this occassion

    She should keep up with the times, such technological advances as a long pole or as provided by mother nature a long stick might have averted sticking your hands down a bog filled with crap, piss and tampons (and maybe a bit of sick thrown in for good measure).

  7. Simon Harris Silver badge
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    This story...

    ... is worthless without the Playmobil reconstruction

  8. Paul 75

    Was she...

    ...a blonde before?

  9. Frank Bough
    Dead Vulture

    Oh God this is another 'iPhone' story just because the girl's precious handbag happened to contain that particular model of phone - as if she wouldn't have bothered trying to retreive her cash, cards, tickets, phone, keys etc if she'd been the owner of a lowly Nokia? FFS.

  10. David Cherry 1

    Is there an App for that?


  11. Anonymous Coward

    Big Toilet?

    Either she was really quite small. Or that was on big hole. But how did she get her shoulders in the damn thing!

  12. Darren B 1


    Ewan McGregor didn't have such problems in trainspotting.

  13. David Bond

    RE:Mum is right #

    "Anyway, it could have been worse - she could have fallen in..."

    Makes me think of the scene in slumdog millionaire. ewww

  14. Anonymous Coward
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  15. Fal

    Eco toilets

    Yey, they were in the Brown campsite that where I was.

    If she had stopped for a second, she would have realised that they were the 'eco' toilets where there was no flusher as they were taken away to become compost.

    They were nothing more than weelie bins with steps and a hole above them. There were always at least 3 crazy hippies wondering about who could have pulled the weelie bin out for her. Silly girl.


  16. Brett

    back in the day

    the "long drop" festival bogs were boxes with planks of wood with a hole in the middle placed over a ditch. Now that would have been funny....

  17. Anonymously Deflowered

    Makes me gag just thinking about it

    I wouldn't put my face anywhere near the seat of a festival toilet let alone *through* it. Crazy girl!

  18. Marvin the Martian
    IT Angle

    I'm shocked at your title

    "Poo-faced" was the only way to describe it.

    Also, went to Enterprise Security to whine about the lack of IT content here, and they didn't get my point. Thanks for nothing, Suggestor.

  19. Anonymous Coward


    More importantly; did it cause the iPhone to explode???

  20. Alan 6


    I wouldn't even put my arse near a festival shitter, never mind my head. It's bushes for me every time.

    Mind you, I'd rather stick my head down a dunny than own an iPhone...

  21. LuMan

    I bet...

    ..she got a sh*t reception.

    Mine's the one with the labrador puppy on the back.

  22. Ged
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    I was there

    Not once whilst I was stood there laughing at this girl did I think 'I bet this story makes in onto El Reg' ....

  23. Anonymous Coward

    Walk away

    I wouldn't retrieve the crown jewels from some hippie-cesspit, let alone a poxy iPhone..

    BTW: Did the iPohone have iFart installed?

  24. Anonymous Coward


    Forget all this rubbish, where is the BOFH!!!! how many weeks/months has it been???

    Don't make me go FoTW on you!!

  25. Brian Morrison

    If only.....

    ....I'd had something like an iPhone (hint: not an Apple fan) and been able to go to a festival with 400 quid when I was 19.

    But that was a bloody long time ago!

    Now, where's the sad old git icon....?

  26. Mark Berry


    She *is* from Sunderland

  27. Neur0mancer

    I used the toilets at Reading...

    ...and I wouldnt have rescued my own mother from that festering ammonia and shit reeking trench.

  28. Anonymous Coward

    Just think...

    Everytime her Boyfriend goes to kiss Her, he'll remember where her face has been!

  29. Anonymous Coward

    She's cute.

    Stupid. But cute.

  30. Jim Carter

    Stuck in a bog?

    There's an app for that...

  31. HaplessPoet


    She a very lucky woman!

    That phone could have exploded at any moment!

    And then the $hit really would have hit the fan(s)!

  32. Anonymous Coward

    When she was stuck

    Did her friends take it in terns to phone her?

  33. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Doesn't this fall under some "extreme porn" law?

    ...just wondering...

  34. Grease Monkey


    I like the fact that the festival organisers said she'd been "deontaminated" afterwards. Does that mean they cured her of her iPhone dependency?

    I think though that she was probably shit faced before she stuck her head down the bog. After all you'd have to be pretty out of it to drop your handbag down the bogs and even more ratted to even consider trying to climb into a latrine.

    Or maybe it was a cry for help. The line up this year would have made many want to top themselves.

  35. Lee Osborne

    Yellow Bubble

    She was not in Brown (that would have made the story better though!) she was in yellow bubble and this happened in the yellow campsite bogs. Everyone thought it was another rumour going round until we saw the crowd and the graffiti started going up

    Happy days if she goes next year she won’t have to buy a drink all weekend!

  36. 2FishInATank

    @northern monkey

    "...frankly the only thing I would lean in to rescue from the bottom of one of those things would be a child."

    Someone either dropped or placed a remarkably real looking doll in one of the Reading loos - the occasional screams of people seeing it were rendered hilarious at the moment they realised it wasn't real. Sometimes there were audible hints that they'd tried to get it out......

    I sincerely hope it was put there deliberately, in which case whoever put it there is a comedy genius.

  37. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    this is a news story?

    People.... I want to know the most important thing......

    Did she get her iphone or was it all for naught.. ?

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  39. AC 4
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    she's not even fit in the slightest.

  40. Tom 35 Silver badge

    She should have called this guy

    He would be happy to get it back for her.

  41. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Its an Iphone so it was trying to return to its natural ship* state.....

    Could also have been honing in to the nearest recycling centre to save the poor girl the humiliation of being a sheep following the Ipoo crowd??

    *requires letter replacement as you can imagine..

  42. Nordrick Framelhammer

    Best place for an iPhone to be honest


  43. alex cee
    Jobs Horns

    You can even buy 'poo girl' hoodies!

    "She went to get changed and she stayed for the rest of the festival - but she said she felt paranoid as she thought people would be nasty about the incident.

    "It did spoil it a little bit."

    "She was a bit distressed when she came home but I told her not to take it to heart and I think she's able to laugh it off now."

    "I can't believe how big the story has become. You can even buy 'poo girl' hoodies!"


  44. Anonymous Coward

    Call Kenny

    A job like this is all in a days work for Splashdown festival portable toilet plumber, Kenny (The Dalai-Lama of Waste Management)

  45. Anonymous Coward

    She washes up nice

    Hopefully she will be able to put this all behind her....

    erm, sorry...just had to let that one go.

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    She should have gone to Specsavers

    But according to the Sun article, she already works there...

  47. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    She should have left it there.

    Best place for an iPhone!

    Surprised no-one else has said this but: "She should have gone to specsavers ..."

  48. Anonymous Coward

    Re: New tech available

    Never mind sticks, legs are longer than arms and further away from your head.

  49. Grozbat

    I wonder

    Having seen her photo, I wonder... that her natural hair colour :)

  50. Dave 135

    Jesus.. it was a tenuous link at best...

    @Alan 6 and all the anonymous COWARDS,

    Jesus H Christ...! It only takes the most tenuous, weakest hint of an iPhone and you lot start feverishly bobbing up and down on your chairs, struggling to get a full breath of air at the anticipation of being able to slag it off. You're like a paedophile in a primary school.

    It's a phone. Get over it morons. No-one's expecting or forcing you to buy one.

    The jealousy is quite clear.

  51. Andrew Smith 1
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    Poo Girl

    Sorry, just the name, Poo Girl made me laugh out loud.....

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