Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fun Toilet Facts

Everyone uses the toilet... they are in every our homes now.
Did you know that the average person uses the toilet 2,500 times a year? That is three years of your life you spend with your toilet.
So, the toilets are an important part of our lives and we cannot live without them.

The Roman aristocracy of the 4th and 5th centuries enjoyed combining bodily functions with information gathering. The latrine floor was just as elegant as the other floors, with a beautiful mosaic

The workings of the latrine was as sophisticated as one might expect from the Romans, the creators of roads, central heating, and indoor plumbing. Under the seats a little canal of running water ensured that the room stayed fresh and clean. The pre-toilet paper solution was a sponge on a stick that got washed between uses, perhaps by the users themselves, but more likely by the many servants (slaves and free servants) that worked here.

Flushing toilets were invented in 1596, the first one was invented for Queen Elizabeth by Sir John Harrington.
Sir John Harington KCB (also spelled Harrington) (4 August 1561 – 20 November 1612), of Kelston, was a courtier, author and master of art, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her "saucy Godson". But because of his poetry and other writings, he fell in and out of favour with the Queen.

King George II had an accident in 1760
and fell off the toilet and died.
By October 1760, at the age of nearly 77, George II was blind in one eye, and hard of hearing. On the morning of 25 October, he rose as usual at 6:00 am, drank a cup of hot chocolate, and went to his toilet, alone. After a few minutes, his valet heard a loud crash. He entered the room to find the king on the floor.  
A post-mortem revealed that the right ventricle of the king's heart had ruptured as the result of an incipient aortic aneurysm.

The toilet paper on a roll was only invented in 1890 Before that toilet paper was just a sheet of paper. 

The first toilet paper being used as far back at 1391AD.

A good fact
you walk into public toilets the first cubicle is the one that is least used, so it’s guaranteed to be cleaner.

There is a twenty four carat gold toilet, considered the most luxurious in the world, located in the Hall of Gold in Hong Kong.

The last interesting fact you may have never known about toilets is that the average life span of a toilet is fifty years.

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