Fun Toilet Facts
Ever wondered whether there are any fun toilet facts in the world? In fact, there are numerous interesting tidbits and fun toilet facts about the toilet, which happens to be one of the most visited places anywhere in the world.
Flush with Fun Toilet Facts
- Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet.
- An average person will visit the toilet 2500 times per year. That’s 6-8 times a day and totals to 3 years of your life.
- Some other terms for the toilet include: washroom, outhouse, powder room, ladies, lavatory, potty, women’s room, bog, necessary, dunny, bathroom, gents, men’s room, khazi, convenience, garderobe, restroom, place of easement, privy, john, potty, water closet, the smallest room, can, little girls’ or boys’ room, facilities, and throne room.
- Only seven percent of Afghanistan homes have flush toilets. Nineteen percent, however, have television sets.
- Every year, there are more than 40,000 toilet-related injuries in the US. The odds are 1 out of 10000 that you will get a toilet-related injury this year.
- You’re probably wondering how astronauts relieve themselves in outer space. Space shuttles do not have bathrooms the way airplanes do. Air pressure is key in determining where toilet wastes go. Waste is usually disposed of outside of the shuttle and out into space. Astronauts do not shower. They cleanse themselves using wash cloths.
- November 19 is world Toilet Day. Bet you can learn a lot of fun toilet facts on Toilet Day.
- In 1890, Scott Paper Company produced toilet paper in rolls –the one you are accustomed to using today- for the first time.
- The most luxurious toilet in the world was made of pure gold. This 24 carat gold toilet existed in the Hall of Gold in Honk Kong. It was owned by the Hang Fung jewelers who had the toilet built as a marketing strategy to attract tourists from around the world. Unfortunately, the toilet might not be around for long due to changes in the Hang Fung jewelers’ operations. They have decided to melt the golden toilet in order to finance their expansion to Mainland China.
- The average life expectancy of a toilet is 50 years.
- Pomegranates with studs of clovers were used as the first toilet air-fresheners
- Falling off a toilet is the cause of death of King George II of Great Britain
- The White House has thirty bathrooms. The Pentagon uses about 636 toilet paper rolls per day.
- The toilet is the home appliance that uses up the most amount of water
- Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” was the first movie to include a scene showing a toilet being flushed. The scene garnered complaints of indecency.
- People use about 57 sheets of toilet paper everyday.
- The first World Summit on Toilets was conducted in Singapore in 2001.
- Over $100,000 US dollars was spent to finance a study on determining whether people put their toilet rolls on the holder with its flap in front or behind. The result: 3 out of 4 individuals will have the flap in front.
- The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least occupied and therefore the cleanest as well.
- The first toilet paper was produced in England in 1880 but was not sold in rolls. Instead, it came in boxes with individual sheets. Bet they didn’t need too many advertising slogans to sell this must have product.
- The Roman army did not have any toilet paper so they simply used a sponge soaked in water attached to a stick’s end.
- Most toilets will flush in the key of E flat.
- The first time male and female toilets were separated was in Paris during a high-class party in 1739.
- Hermann Goering, a senior Nazi, refused to use regulation toilet paper so he bought large supplies of soft white handkerchiefs instead.
- The most expensive toilet in the galaxy is found in space. Each toilet in space costs about 19 million dollars.
- A rat can survive after being flushed down in a toilet. It can return through the same route.
- John Mayer is known to have tweeted from a nightclub toilet. Mayer made an update on his twitter account using his cell phone in the restroom.
- While it may be difficult to bring these toilet facts up in everyday conversation, you can take comfort in knowing more than the average person about the fun facts that await you in the bathroom. Since Americans spend approximately 30 minutes a day in the bathroom (about 12,000 hours in a lifetime) on average, it’s about time you found out some trivia about this popular destination!
Did You Know?
The toilet is flushed more times during the Super Bowl halftime than at any other occasion throughout the entire year.