Hermann Goering refused to use regulation toilet paper – instead he bought soft white handkerchiefs in bulk and used them.

The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet.

The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.

The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency.

Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshner.

The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet.

The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.

The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency.

Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshner.

Hermann Goering refused to use regulation toilet paper – instead he bought soft white handkerchiefs in bulk and used them.

An average person visits the toilet 2500 times a year, about six-eight times a day. You spend about three years of your life in the toilet!

There are toilet associations worldwide promoting toilet education and culture.

Chinese Emperors first felt the need for something to use to clean themselves and thus they ordered the first ever toilet paper in AD 1391. Each sheet of toilet tissue was then two feet by three feet.

In 1890, the Scott Paper Company manufactured toilet paper on a roll, much as we know it today.

90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy doses of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogen, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.

While he didn’t invent the toilet, Thomas Crapper perfected the siphon flush system we use today.

In a 1992 survey, British public toilets were voted the worst in the world. Following quickly behind were Thailand, Greece, and France.

Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind; the answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front.

King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760.

The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least used (and consequently cleanest).

Most toilets flush in the key of E flat.

World Toilet Day takes place on November 19 of each year.

We use an average of 57 sheets of toilet paper a day.

The first time there were separate male and female toilets were at a posh party in Paris in 1739.

One-third of all Americans flush the toilet while they are still sitting on it.

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver.”

In 1996, President Clinton passed a law on toilet paper, taxing each roll six cents and increasing the price of the product to thirty cents per roll.

The average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

Car steering wheels carry more than twice as many germs as a toilet seat.

Urine on the toilet seat–athough disgusting, is a nearly sterile liquid.

The faucet handle in most bathrooms at work have 400 times more germs than the toilet seat.

There are 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll.

The standard size of a sheet of toilet paper is 4.5″ by 4.5″.

An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India.


Public Restrooms in Ancient Rome- A sponge soaked in salt water, on the end of a stick

In 1890, the Scott Paper Company manufactured toilet paper on a roll, much as we know it today.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

Advice in one book suggests that a person exit a public restroom stall immediately after flushing, since “fecal matter” can fly twenty feet into the air when flushed.

The toilet is flushed more times during the Super Bowl halftime than at any time during the year.

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