Everybody poops, but we don’t like to admit it. Even though humans spend 3 years of their lives using the toilet, what do we really know about it?
That ends today! Here are 10 facts you probably never knew about the toilet.
1) The first movie to show a flushing toilet was “Psycho,” and many audience members were upset at the indecency.
2) Toilet handles have up to 40,000 germs per square inch! Make sure to use a piece of toilet paper to flush and wash your hands!
3) More toilets flush during halftime of the Super Bowl than any other half-hour period of the year. Guess that’s why it is called the Super Bowl .
4) Most toilets flush in E flat. Didn’t know they were musical instruments…
5) The technology that disposes of solid waste in space shuttles costs $23.4 million. No wonder NASA is under-funded!
6) Great Britain’s King George II died on October 25th, 1760 by falling off a toilet.
7) Chinese Emperors were the first to commission toilet paper in 1391 AD.
8) World Toilet Day is November 19. Mark your calendars and make sure to celebrate!
9) The White House has 30 bathrooms and goes through approximately 636 rolls of toilet paper each day.
10) Britain’s public toilets have been voted the worst in the world, followed by Greece, France, and Thailand. Remember that next time you have fish and chips at a British pub.