Washroom, outhouse, powder room, ladies, lavatory, potty, women’s room, necessary, men’s room, convenience, restroom, privy, john, potty, water closet, can, little girls’ or boys’ room, facilities, and throne room.
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.