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Things You Didn't Know About Toilets

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019, 7:25 pm


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1.Toilet Flushing =Lost of Money

Analyses have shown that Americans spend 5 cents per day by flushing their toilets. If you want to save money on a monthly basis, then skip flushing your toilet for a few days. Of course you'd probably end up having a smelly house, filled with flues, but at least you're saving money.




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2.Pooping Public

Sometimes when you have to go, you just have to let loose and hope for the best. Though there are restrooms and toilets all over the world, not all of them are accessible. Reports show that at least 1 billion people still defecate in public when there isn't a toilet around.



3.Keyboard has More Germs than Toilet

Just when you thought it was safe to use your keyboard and eat. Toilets have gotten a bad rep for being dirty and disease-infested. But a computer keyboard carries 200 times as many bacteria than a toilet seat. Those figures make it safer to eat off your toilet seat than keyboard.




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4.Humans Spend 3 Months on the Toilet

When humans use the toilet, it always seems like they're in and out of the bathroom within seconds. Apparently, those few seconds or minutes add up. Studies have shown that the average person spends 3 months of their lifetime sitting on a toilet. I wonder if the time is doubled for people suffering from irritable bowl syndrome.



5.Bill Clinton's Toilet Paper Tax

If you're unhappy about the spike in the price of toilet paper back in the 1990s, then you can blame former president Bill Clinton for that. In 1996, Clinton passed a special law on toilet paper in the US. Since that law went into effect, every roll or toilet tissue has been taxed six cents.




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6.White House Toilets

The White House isn't overrun with people. In fact, there probably haven't been more than seven people living there at once. Even though there are only four persons currently living there, they will never have to fight over a toilet. The White House has 35 bathrooms, which means it also has 35 toilets.



7.Toilet Water Pressure

The water pressure in a toilet changes more times than a magician at Las Vegas. Sometimes the water can be too low, or it can run over on the floor. If the water pressure in your toilet is low, it's time to make some phone calls. The Energy Policy Act of 1994 requires flush toilets to use approximately 1.6 gallons of water.




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8.German Toilets

There must have been a lot of uncomfortable and backed up individuals living in Germany 60-something years ago. Backin 1950, there were many German homes that did not have their own toilets. There is no concrete reasoning behind this, but there must have been a lot of poop on the ground back then.



9.Toilets Are Extremely Clean

Lots of unsanitary objects and things wind up in the toilet. With the amount of crap that goes into a toilet, you'd think it was a cesspool of germs, but that isn't the case. Experts say that the toilet is actually the cleanest part of the bathroom. One can't help but wonder if these experts mean before or after the porcelain bowl has been cleaned.



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10.Thomas Crapper - The Toilet Builder

With a surname like 'Crapper,' Thomas Crapper's destiny had already been foreseen. Sometime in the 1880s, Prince Edward hired Thomas Crapper. He was to build bathrooms throughout the royal palaces. It's always great to see your name affiliated with an invention, but no one wants their name attached to crap.



11.First Toilet in China

Cell phones, dolls, furniture, and cookware all seem to be made in China these days. But that's not the only object that's derived from the country. Experts believe that one of the very first toilets was discovered in a Chinese tomb, dating as far back as 206 BC to 24 AD.




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12.The Toilet Brush vs. The Christmas Tree

After reading this fun fact, you'll never look at Christmas trees the same way, ever again. Ever notice how the bristles on a toilet brush resemble the pines on artificial Christmas trees? Well, there's a reason for that. It is said that toilet brushes are manufactured using the same machinery as artificial Christmas trees.



13.First Flushing UK Toilet

Life is much easier when you have a toilet that can actually flush. Residents of Britain would still be using pots or holes in the ground, if it weren't for Sir. John Harrington. The very first flushing toilet in Britain was invented by Queen Elizabeth's godson, writer, Sir John Harrington.



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