Posted on 06 January 2011.
Toilets. Everybody needs one, yet no one likes to talk about them or clean one for that matter. So, we’ve compiled 10 fun, bizarre toilet related facts about the crapper, the loo, the john, the TOILET! We’ve censored things for you so that you won’t barf, whilst reading this.
1. First Flushing
Movies in the past never showed scenes that had toilets flushing. It was considered to be indecent and vulgar. The well-known movie, Psycho was the first to do so and allow other movies to follow suit. The fact that Norman Bates was off his rocker distracted them enough to ignore that a toilet was being flushed on screen.
2. Air Fresheners
Air fresheners today have become extremely necessary, especially in public bathrooms. However, they were quite unheard of several decades back but when people realized that it was impossible to stand in an overused bathroom, somebody went ahead and mixed cloves with pomegranates and the first air freshener was created!
3. Three Years
You may not, but some people actually calculate the time they end up wasting, sitting on the toilet on a daily basis. The answer is- 3 years! That’s right- the average human being will spend about 1,095 days on the toilet. Maybe its time to remove the magazines from the bathroom shelf!
4. The First Cubicle
According to studies and research, the first cubicle in toilets is usually avoided by people. This is because they feel that it will be the dirtiest as it will be used most often. However, fact is that it is actually the cleanest out of all because people walk right past it!
The Roman army was not given access to any toilet paper so they decided to attach a sponge onto a stick and soak it in water. Needless to say, it was much more efficient than a scrap of toilet paper! It makes one wonder whether the toilet industry should start selling these devices.