Crazy Interesting and Fascinating Facts About the Toilet and Bathroom
Toilets and using them are a part of everyday life, but how often do you find yourself thinking about toilets with distaste or discomfort? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Take a look at these 25 crazy interesting and fascinating bathroom facts:
- The cleanest toilet in a public restroom is most often the one in the first cubicle.
- There are more germs on a computer keyboard than on a toilet seat. (Approximately 200 times the amount, in fact!)
- Up to 1 billion people go to the bathroom out in the open, thanks to the absence of a proper toilet.
- Afghanistan has more TVs than toilets. Want that broken into percentages? Roughly 90% of the population own TVs, while only 7% have flushing toilets.
- As individuals, people typically use toilets about 2,500 times a year.
- Families and individuals around the world have more mobile phones than toilets.
- Mobile phones carry 18 times the amount of bacteria than most toilet handles. (That’s right, not the toilet itself . . . the handle!)
- Who invented the world’s first flushable toilet is actually still a mystery.
- The Chinese have public toilets for dogs.
- There’s a themed-restaurant in Taiwan that serves food in miniature toilets.
- Try not to get too grossed out by this one: the average cutting board used in a kitchen has 200% more fecal matter on it than a toilet seat.
- The English refer to toilets as “potties” because chamber pots were literal pots from which the contents would be tossed out the window.
- The “s-shaped” piping in a bathroom is constructed to trap the worst of the smell.
- Nearly 20% of people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. And only 30% of those who do use soap.
- About one-third of Americans flush the toilet while still sitting on it.
- The average office desk has 400 times the amount of bacteria found on a toilet seat.
- On average, a single flush uses 6 liters of clean water.
- People living in Hawaii used coconut shells before toilet paper was invented.
- If you’re using toilet paper, you’re actually part of a minority. Roughly 70-75% of the world’s population don’t use it.
- The first toilet paper on a roll was manufactured in 1890.
- Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was the first film to ever include a toilet on screen.
- Ladies, listen up! It’s easier for you to urinate when you squat rather than sit or hover over the toilet seat.
- The first underground sewer was created in Rome around 500 BC.
- The most expensive toilet in the world can be found in the International Space Station—in space. It cost about $19 million.
- Pomegranates stuffed with cloves were used to create the first ever toilet air freshener.
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