Today I learned of the Schiphol fly, which is a fly engraved on urinals at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The psychology is that men will want to "wash" the fly off the urinal so they focus more when urinating, apparently lowering cleaning bills in public bathrooms. worksthatwork.com/1/urina…
Stephen Cobert donated his portrait to the Smithsonian Institution, which accepted it initially on loan, and displayed it between two bathrooms and above a water fountain at the National Portrait Gallery si.edu/newsdesk/releases/…
In order for a hotel be rated AAA Four Diamonds or above, it must have a landline or cordless telephone available in the bathroom onemileatatime.com/hotels…
In the 1950s the US Navy sprayed San Francisco with a bacteria known to leave 'pink slime' residue in damp environments like bathrooms and now known to cause UTIs and pneumonia, in order to test the impact of an offshore biological weapons attack on a coastal city sfgate.com/health/article…
In the Breaking Bad episode Ozymandias, baby Holly crying "mama" in the gas station bathroom following her abduction by Walt was an unscripted fluke that Cranston just rolled with. In that moment, Walt was supposed to look at Holly and realize on his own that he should return her to Skyler. vulture.com/2013/09/rian-…
The Battleshitts scene in Harold and Kumar was authentic shit sounds. "Sound engineer Jeff Kushner looked for recordings of bowel movements, but couldn’t find the β€œrichness” he wanted, so instead he hid in a truck stop bathroom with a boom mic to capture authentic bowel moments." uproxx.com/viral/harold-a…
There are twice as many bathrooms as necessary as the Pentagon because planners had to design the it for black and white employees, including β€œwhite” and β€œcolored” cafeterias. However, Pres. Roosevelt made Jim Crow laws illegal on Federal property prior to its opening and was never enforced. history.com/news/9-things…
In 2007 astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested after driving 900 miles from Houston to Orlando to confront her romantic rival. In her car was a BB gun, a trench coat, rope, trash bags, a knife and a black wig. She also wore special astronaut diapers so she wouldn’t have to stop to use the bathroom. houstonpublicmedia.org/ar…
A man suffering from gastrointestinal distress in a Kansas Home Depot mens room provided a friendly warning to other bathroom goers by saying: β€œYou need to get out of here because I’m fixin’ to blow it up.” Police were called on suspicion of a bomb threat. No charges were laid. canoe.com/news/weird/blow…
A Colorado man almost died after stepping out of a hot shower into a cold bathroom from having a serious allergic reaction to the cold temperature called "cold urticaria" , which is an allergic reaction of the skin after exposure to cold temperatures, including cold air or cold water. livescience.com/cold-alle…
In Ireland there is a popular tradition known as The 12 pubs of Christmas. You must go to 12 different pubs in one night, having one drink (most commonly a pint of beer) in each Pub. Participants usually have 12 rules to follow, e.g "No sitting in pub 3", "No using the bathroom in pub 7" etc. irishcentral.com/culture/…
The primary function of a bathroom vent fan is not for removing odors but to exhaust warm, moist air created from using the shower or bathtub which discourages mold growth. thespruce.com/why-you-nee…
In Italy the installation of a bidet in a bathroom has been mandatory since 1975 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bid…
15% of men and 7% of women do not wash their hands after using a public restroom. 50% of men and 22% of women do not use soap when washing their hands in a public bathroom. baltimore.cbslocal.com/20…
Bathroom hand-dryers actually spew fecal matter into the air. They also pick up miniscule fecal matter after a toilet is flushed and disperse the bacteria not only around a public bathroom but into adjacent rooms as well vitalupdates.com/bathroom…
Elvis's chimpanzee 'Scatter' drank beer & whiskey & pulled clothes off women. He bit people & went to the bathroom into his hands & threw it during parties. Elvis's friend Lamar Fike electrocuted Scatter with a cattle prod & claimed Elvis once assaulted him with a pool cue. elvis.com.au/presley/scat…
Turkey vultures vomit to express upset feelings & to cool themselves off when it's hot out they go to the bathroom on their feet. Their vomit & feces are highly acidic & accidentally damage people's roofs & electricity structures causing power failures sometimes sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/archive…
While experimenting on a jet pump project for NASA in his bathroom in 1982, Lonnie Johnson shot a stream of water across the room and thought, "This would make a great gun." The Super Soaker went on to make him some $73 million in royalties.⁠ ⁠ wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie…
Medicine cabinets are one of the worst places to store medicine because of the high temperatures and humidities of bathrooms abcnews.go.com/Health/Hea…
In 2005 a group of reporters swab tested 46 bathrooms in the EU parlament for traces of drugs. 41 of them tested positive for cocaine. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
Rick Ross owns the largest private swimming pool in the whole US. His 54.000 sq ft mansion is the largest private residence in the whole state of Georgia. It has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms and a total of 109 rooms. Upkeep is reportedly $1m per year. youtube.com/watch?v=43ewv…
Austrians and Germans have their washing machines in their bathrooms. german-way.com/things-tha…
Today I learned about β€œLatchkey Incontinence” - a phenomenon where the urge to urinate gets stronger the closer you are to a bathroom. One example would be when you put your key in your front door when returning home from work. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
In 2016, Manchester United canceled a game and evacuated the stadium after a steward discovered a pipe bomb in the bathrooms. Fortunately, the bomb was a fake; it had been left there by the security team during a training exercise and forgotten. theguardian.com/football/…
Today I learned of Modern Toilet restaurant, a small Taiwanese restaurant chain in which customers sit on toilets to eat, food is served in miniature toilet bowls, and drinks are served in miniature urinals. The tables are bathroom sinks with glass tops placed over them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
Before toilet paper, Ancient Romans used a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of heavily salted seawater in the communal bathroom. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Willie, a parrot, alerted its owner, Megan Howard, when the toddler she was babysitting began to choke. Megan was in the bathroom, the parrot began screaming "mama, baby" while flapping its wings as the child turned blue. Megan rushed over and performed the Heimlich, saving the girls life. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
An American man spent 12 years bulding his own 'castle' in the Nevada Desert from scratch. It features 22 rooms, including 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a man cave with home thater. It's now on the market for $699,900, down from $3.2 million. houseandhistory.com/hard-…
In 1946, a black WWII veteran was taking a bus home in uniform, and asked the driver to stop for a bathroom break. The driver called the police, and the local chief of police arrested the man, beat him, and gouged out his eyes with a nightstick. The officer was acquitted by an all-white jury. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar in the bathroom so her guests can hold it and make acceptance speeches in the mirror without feeling self conscious variety.com/2015/film/new…
The Beatles song β€œShe Came In Through The Bathroom Window” was written by Paul McCartney after a fan broke into his house. The fan used a ladder to climb in through an upstairs bathroom window and let her friends in through the front door. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Bathroom's graffiti is called 'Latrinalia' which some places have actually attempted to curb such method by setting up in the lavatory big blackboards as well as offering free chalk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
The lines "Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again," from "The Sounds of Silence" are about Paul Simon's singing in the bathroom with the lights off. ultimateclassicrock.com/s…
The story of Isaac Woodward. He was an African American WWII veteran who was badly beaten at a bus stop in 1946 for asking the driver to stop at a bathroom, blinding him in both eyes. His case brought the treating of veterans to light and the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the 1950’s blackpast.org/african-ame…
Why we have a stronger urge to pee when closer to the toilet. From an early age, we're taught to associate the bathroom with peeing. So the closer we get to one, that programming, located deep in the rivers of the subconscious mind, activates the thought and the body acts. shape.com/lifestyle/mind-…
The Brady Bunch bathrooms had no toilets. It was considered too crude by the networks. bestlifeonline.com/brady-…
Colored toilet paper used to be popular in the U.S. until the 80s. It was colored to better match different bathroom decors. It is still widely used in France today. apartmenttherapy.com/colo…
Bathroom hand dryers suck fecal bacteria from the room and sprays it directly on your hands. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
There isn’t an exact normal number of times a person should use the bathroom per day. While some people may go a few days without a regular bowel movement, others poop once or twice a day on average healthline.com/health/poo…
Lyndon B. Johnson gave interviews from the bathroom because he didn't want the conversation to stop [said presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin] c-span.org/video/?c461768…
To clean up after using the lavatory, ancient Romans used a "tersorium", a sponge on the end of a long stick that was shared by everyone in the community. When not in use, the stick stayed in a bucket of vinegar or seawater in the communal bathroom. sapiens.org/column/curios…
The loofah(luffa) is a plant from the cucumber family that when matured and dried becomes very fibrous and is used as a sponge in kitchens and bathrooms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
When Jeff Hilger first started marketing the Koala Bear Kare Baby Changing Station in the 80's most businesses saw no need for it. It wasnt until after he started passing out fliers of a woman changing her baby's diaper on a dirty bathroom floor that his idea became a huge success. fortune.com/2014/08/13/ko…
A goat named β€œBig Boy” escaped from an Ohio farm and headbutted through a glass door in a local home & was found in the bathroom. Failing to get lured out by carrots, dog bone & grass, he was led out by the horns. The family's home insurance covers damage from deer & bears but not goats. abcnews.go.com/US/goat-br…
Samurai would poop with one leg completely out of their pant leg in case they needed to fight during a visit to the bathroom. artofmanliness.com/articl…
Gawker once published a video of a drunk college girl having sex in a bathroom stall at a sports bar. The woman begged them to remove it. The editor responded, "Best advice I can give you right now: do not make a big deal out of this" gq.com/story/aj-daulerio-…
The "pink slime" that sometimes grows in bathrooms isn't a mold, it's actually an airborne bacterium called *Serratia marcescens* that feeds on soap, hence why it thrives in bathtubs. huffpost.com/entry/pink-s…
Referring to a bathroom or water closet as a Crapper, stems from Thomas Crapper. Thomas was an English businessman and plumber that made significant improvements to toilet design. He held 3 toilet patents and we still use most of them today. courses.washington.edu/ce…
In some public bathrooms, blue lights are installed in place of regular lights in an attempt to deter people wanting to inject drugs, because the blue lights make it harder to see your veins. cnn.com/2017/12/07/health…
Japanese folklore has a large variety of ghosts associated with the bathroom. japanpowered.com/japanese…

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