In 1945, the German submarine U-1206 was sunk after a toilet malfunctioned, resulting in seawater flooding into the hull, which when coming into contact with a battery, created chlorine gas, forcing the submarine to resurface. At the surface, it was discovered and sunk by Allied Forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
In 2011, a Japanese company released a motorcycle that runs on "biogas" - human faeces - with the seat featuring a built-in toilet, and a giant roll of toilet paper mounted at the rear end. The motorcycle can also play music, write messages in the air using residual light imagery, and talk cnet.com/news/toilet-moto…
Elvis Presley died while trying to poop in his toilet: he had enlarged colon, which makes this activity harder. Due to rigor mortis, his body was found still in the seating position, but fallen forward on the floor, head down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elv…
That, according to a 2015 survey, the Dutch were the least likely to wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet (only 50%). Bosnia & Herzegovina was found to be the most hygienic nation (96% of the participants naturally washed their hands after visiting the toilet). independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The first toilet paper factory in the USSR was built in 1969, 8 years after they went to space. rbth.com/history/328837-t…
, Special devices exist in the form of "wrap-around foot stools" to allow users of western-style toilets to defecate in a posture that is somewhat similar to squatting. huffpost.com/entry/squatt…
Today I learned about Thomas Crapper, an English businessman and plumber who invented the modern day U-Bend toilet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
In 1973, Johnny Carson joked about a non-existent "toilet paper shortage" that caused hoarding -- and a shortage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1976 a local pilot crashed his plane into the top deck of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium ten minutes after a playoff game ended. The pilot reportedly had a grudge against a former Baltimore Colts player, and had previously dropped bottles and toilet paper onto his restaurant. baltimorefishbowl.com/sto…
Frenchman Sam Burnett claimed Jim Morrison died on a toilet after putting heroin up his nose & then his large corpse was secretly carried to a car & driven to the bathtub place. seattletimes.com/entertai…
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…
The romans often had toilets and a drainage system involving running water at their homes, but their pipes had no u shaped traps, meaning that their toilets may have done more harm than good towards sanitation, as everything could travel both ways in their pipe system nature.com/news/the-secre…
In WWII there was a Nazi sailor who flushed his toilet incorrectly, causing his submarine to flood with seawater. The sub was forced to surface in view of the British who then attacked, resulting in the vessel's destruction, 4 Nazi deaths, and 46 Nazis captured en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Apollo astronauts did not have toilets: They peed into bags and brought their feces back home in bactericide. businessinsider.com/how-n…
The word "crap" didn't originate with toilet manufacturer Thomas Crapper; the fact that his name was "Crapper" is just a coincidence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Toilet paper can actually expire, and if it does expire it can mold more easily. bathroomaholic.com/does-t…
That the Japanese characters for letter, are the same as the Chinese characters for toilet paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In the 18th century, some toilet bowls or chamber pot holders were constructed to look like a book or pile of books from the outside, in order to camouflage them. One such "book" has "Histoire des Pays Bas" (History of the Netherlands/Lower Lands) on its spine, a reference to its intended use atlasobscura.com/articles…
China's Hongzhi Emperor (r. 1487-1505) used toilet paper made of silk. When he discovered that palace maids collected his used toilet paper to make curtains, he stopped using silk toilet paper - but this led to the unemployment of some silkworm farmers, so he went back to using silk toilet paper mdhist.com/emperor/3950/
In 1069 Godfrey the Hunchback (a Duke) was assassinated by a guy hiding under his toilet who stabbed him in the bum when he sat down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toi…
Apple’s famous designer, Jony Ive started his career designing combs, microwaves and a toilet. bbc.com/news/technology-4…
A masked Manchester music producer known as "Outlaw" has been driving around at 5 mph blasting McFerrin's "Don't Worry" & handing out free items such as toilet paper, sanitiser, & weed. He's also known for handing out cash to needy at xmas & for giving bags of bud to passersby in Picadilly Gdns. vice.com/en_uk/article/93…
People spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising. Moreover, we end up with 1.4 years on the toilet during a lifetime. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Today I learned of Operation Tamarisk, a Cold War spy op where Western agents dug through used Soviet toilet paper. In the GDR, Soviet troops weren't given TP so they used letters from home, or sometimes, military documents. In one case, British spies found a log with top-secret data on the latest Russian tank. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A medieval French soldier climbed up a toilet into a besieged castle to let his army in. King John of England had specifically requested that toilet be installed for personal use during church services. The castle’s fall led to English loss of Normandy and the signing of the Magna Carta. medieval.stormthecastle.c…
In 2015, a flight from the UK to Dubai had to turn around and land after 30 minutes because of a 'poisonous' smell in the plane. The smell was later confirmed to be the "liquid faecal excrement" of a passenger in the toilet, which was so bad it caused a safety hazard. vice.com/en_uk/article/bn…
Until 2017, the toilets on UK trains flushed onto the tracks below. nottinghampost.com/news/u…
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…
Louis Armstrong was a fan of the laxative Swiss Kriss and would pass out packets to people he encountered. Armstrong also appeared on cards he made to send friends; the cards had a picture of him sitting on a toilet with the slogan "Satch says, 'Leave it all behind ya!'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Today I learned about the Hundertwasser Toilets of New Zealand. It was made by artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and it's his last completed work of art. It's one of the few public toilets that is seen as art and as a tourist attraction. It is also one of the most photographed toilets in New Zealand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
Bill Gates succeeded in his mission to build a Toilet to help combat the sanitary crisis across multiple parts of Africa and India. Costing $350, its powered by worms, and doesnt require to be hooked up to a sewer system. businessinsider.com/bill-…
On STS-33 space shuttle mission the β€œspace toilet” broke, which caused commander Fred Gregory to be sucked to the toilet seat by the bare vacuum of space. blogs.nasa.gov/waynehales…
Queen Elizabeth always brings her own toilet paper while traveling scmp.com/magazines/style/…
The German submarine U-1206 flooded as a result of improper toilet operation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
It is not an urban legend that snakes could hide in toilets and attack the genitals of humans. It has happened multiple times in real life. slate.com/culture/2015/09…
There is a correlation between toilet mold/rings and diabetes due to high blood sugar levels which causes the body to release glucose through the urinal stream, therefore giving more fuel for mold growth. moldblogger.com/diabetes-…
I learned that the slang words crap or crapper did not come from Thomas Crapper, a toilet pioneer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Bill Withers, the singer song writer of "Aint no Sunshine" was a factory worker making airplane toilets when he wrote the hit song at age 31. After the song hit gold, the record company presented him with a gold toilet marking the start of his new career. smoothradio.com/features/…
NASA renamed sizes or early condom-based toilets from S, M, and L into "large, gigantic and humongous" because male astronauts' ego would make them grab L, regardless of the real size. youtube.com/watch?v=fJbzt…
Bat Uses Pitcher Plant as Toilet; Plant Benefits. So there's this species of bats which takes a nap and a dump inside a pitcher plant, and the pitcher plant gets nutrients from the faeces. So it is a roost for poop, and everyone's happy. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
When John Lennon was having his toilet replaced, one of the builders, John Hancock, decided to store it in his shed. About 40 years later, in 2010 Lennon's lavatory was auctioned off for Β£9500. beatlesbible.com/2010/08/…
Styx's third album had a hidden track called Plexiglass Toilet which was a calypso song about a mother warning her child about how to safely use a portapotty (link to song in comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of incinerating toilets that are used primarily in places where plumbing is difficult or impossible to install. They use propane and electricity to burn waste. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inc…
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…
Jazz legend Charles Mingus once published a manual to toilet-train cats charlesmingus.com/mingus/…
Johnny Carson caused a nationwide toilet paper shortage in 1973 by claiming on national TV that there was a toilet paper shortage. nytimes.com/1974/02/03/ar…
The Brady Bunch bathrooms had no toilets. It was considered too crude by the networks. bestlifeonline.com/brady-…
Today I learned about "Black Sunday", Disneyland's disastrous opening day. Asphalt poured that morning melted in the 101 Β°F weather, counterfeit tickets added 3x the park's capacity, a plumbers' strike forced Walt to choose running toilets over water fountains, vendors ran out of food, rides were hijacked, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
80% of toilets in Hong Kong are flushed with seawater in order to conserve the city's scarce freshwater resources cen.acs.org/articles/93/w…
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-…

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