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20 Fascinating Facts About The Toilet



When you try and think of a place that is the source of a lot fear as well as satisfaction, not to mention as great source of a lot of the world’s best jokes, what you think of? For those of you with your mind in the gutter, you’e right! The toilet goes by so many names and nicknames its hard to keep track of all of them – potty, commode, latrine, john, porcelain throne. But as much time as you spend sitting on it or standing over it, there are a lot of things you probably didn’t now about the humble toilet.

A Long Time Coming

At some time or another, we’ve all spent our fair share of time sitting on the toilet. In fact, the average person spends three whole months of their life sitting on the commode; in a year a person uses the toilet 2,500 times, about 6-8 times a day.

Calling for Back-up

Toilets might seem like a necessity, but they aren’t as common around the world as one would think. In fact, more people have their own cell phones than their own toilet.

Watch Yourself

Lots of people might be scared to go into public restrooms and a lot of the time they are perfectly justified to do so. The flushing handle on a public toilet can harbor up to 40,000 germs per square inch.

The Great Flood

It may not seem like a lot of water is used in flushing a toilet, but you might be surprised. The average flush uses 6 liters, or a gallon and a half, of water.