Did you ever look at a toilet and think: “I bet you and your fellow toilets, past and present, have all kinds of interesting stories to tell, so how about sharing one or two with me.”
We doubt it, plus that would be just a wee bit weird. Nevertheless, there are numerous documented “fun facts” about toilets, a few of which we are about to share with you. There’s not one that will make you any richer or a better person, but you’re likely to enjoy reading about them and later sharing them with family and friends.
All set? Then here we go:
- Not before the original movie “Psycho” was a toilet ever seen being flushed in a major motion picture.
- Walk into a public men’s or women’s room and what are you highly likely to see? The first toilet in that row is usually the last to be occupied. As if the others offer any more or less privacy, right?
- Toilets sometimes bear silent passing to notables of stage and screen, including Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and Lenny Bruce.
- Every year, about 40,000 Americans are injured on or near their toilet.
- How long has toilet paper been available on a roll? Give credit to Scott Paper Company which introduced that convenience in 1890.
- The average person “visits” the toilet 2,500 times a year.
- Put another way, the average person spends three years of their life sitting on the toilet
- 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.
- Toilets are flushed more times during Super Bowl halftime than at any time during the year.
- A kitchen sponge is 200 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
- While he didn’t invent the toilet, Thomas Crapper perfected the siphon flush system we use today. He was born in the village of Thorne – which is an anagram of throne.
Chances are, your toilet will never become famous, but will require professional attention every now and then. If that time is now, contact Burton for prompt and professional assistance to unclog it, repair a leak, replace the seal, or handle any other issue that needs attention. We’re always ready to serve.