Whatever you call it, here are some things to think about next time you're using it...

Toilets: The flushing toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington in 1596 for Queen Elizabeth I. Thomas Crapper was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co. in London. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the water closet.  Thomas Crapper perfected the siphon flush system we use today.

IMPORTANT FACT : The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least used (and consequently cleanest).

The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet. That is 2500 times per year or about 6-8 times a day.

The Roman army didn’t have toilet paper so they used a water soaked sponge on the end of a stick instead!

The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.

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.

Falling off a toilet is the cause of death of King George II of Great Britain.

Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” was the first movie to include a scene showing a toilet being flushed. The scene garnered complaints of indecency.

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.

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.

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.

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