The AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas changes the gender signs on bathrooms based on the gender makeup of a crowd. This allows them to provide more female or male bathrooms depending on the event. It also prevents long lines for bathrooms. espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
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 the early 1900s, school bathrooms were invented to help teach children to bathe regularly and to promote the idea of regular bathing to their parents. During this time period, people usually only bathed once a week. themodernrogue.com/articl…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Austrians and Germans have their washing machines in their bathrooms. german-way.com/things-tha…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
The Brady Bunch bathrooms had no toilets. It was considered too crude by the networks. bestlifeonline.com/brady-…
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 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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
Japanese folklore has a large variety of ghosts associated with the bathroom. japanpowered.com/japanese…
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…
Hildur GuΓ°nadΓ³ttir, composer for Joker, composed some of the main pieces having only read the script. Her music was played on set during filming and helped inspire Joaquin's dancing in the pivotal bathroom scene. screendaily.com/features/…
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…
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…
For a 2014 study, psychologists hung out in public bathroom stalls and watched under the door to see how long men and women spent washing their hands digest.bps.org.uk/2014/06…
'slide to unlock' feature of iPhone was introduced after the UI designer, Freddy Anzures noticed the slide to lock/unlock mechanism on airplane bathroom door youtube.com/watch?v=24O00…
Bathroom hand dryers suck fecal bacteria from the room and sprays it directly on your hands. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
The main purpose of an extractor fan in a bathroom is to remove moisture rather than get rid of the poop smell centralhtg.com/blog/bathr…
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…
In 2015 there was a study in the EU that figures out which nation washes their hand the most and least after using the bathroom. Italy (57%), the Dutch (50%), and Spain (61%) washes the least. Meanwhile Bosnia and Herzegovina were the only countries with over a 90% rate. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
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…
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…
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…
Controversial footballer Mario Balotelli burnt down his own bathroom after shooting fireworks from his window. businessinsider.com/24-cr…
The US government has a standard for a mixture of chemicals that mimics the smell of an Army field latrine. It's called US Government Standard Bathroom Malodor and it's a mixture of six super smelly chemicals and a solvent that helps it stick to everything. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…

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