If you think about it, the toilet is a pretty great invention. Although humans lived for tens of thousands of years without it, you probably can’t imagine your life without a toilet. Celebrate the fact that you live in the age of toilets with these ten weird toilet facts.
- Great Britain’s King George II died by falling off of a toilet in 1760.
- The average person spends three years of his/her life on the toilet.
- American toilets are flushed more times during the Super Bowl halftime than any other time of the year.
- British public toilets are typically ranked the worst in the world, ahead of Thailand, France, and Greece.
- “Psycho” was the first movie to ever show a toilet flushing. Many complaints of indecency occurred as a result.
- The first toilet stall in a row of public stalls is usually the least-used, and therefore the cleanest.
- A man named Thomas Crapper invented the siphon flush method used in most toilets today.
- Humankind’s first attempt at a toilet air-freshener was a clove-studded pomegranate.
- A public restroom’s toilet handle can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.
- Approximately 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to proper toilet facilities. Be grateful if you do!
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