As far as I’m concerned, progress peaked with the invention of indoor plumbing. Anyone growing up who had to take a trip to the outhouse in freezing cold knows what I’m talking about.

Growing up on a farm that was about the only option in the mid-20th century. So here are some amazing facts to dazzle your friends about everyone’s morning ritual.

Fun Facts About Toilets

  • Mondays are a terrible way to spend 1/7th of your life, but you will spend about three months of your life sitting on the throne. A little longer if you subscribe to those men’s magazines.
  • We all agree that toilet seats are nasty, but your office desk has about 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
  • Your keyboard has about 200 times more bacteria.
  • Your mobile phone has about 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle. OK, back to work.
  • The more features you have on your smart phone the longer you will spend sitting. Hang up. The rest of us need that stall.
  • Almost six billion people on the planet, yet one billion still use the ground as their toilet.
  • Cancelling my trip to Taiwan after finding they have a restaurant that serves their entrees on miniature toilets.
  • Toilets are economical. Only about 5¢ per day to flush them. Let’s hear it for low flow.
  • The average flush uses about 1.6 gallons of clean water.
  • More people in the world have access to a mobile phone than a toilet.
  • The oldest known toilet is 240 million years old and was used by dinosaurs. One billion people don’t have toilets but dinosaurs did? Jack Horner? Clarification please.
  • If you only flushed your toilet once a day you would save 2,190 gallons of water per person, per year. Not sure I want to save the planet that bad.

Some Final Thoughts

I’m still not clear on the size of the dinosaur toilet. And I’m thinking about putting my laptop keyboard in the microwave.

I may never touch my smart phone again and I don’t even want to think about my desk.

Perhaps I should do fun facts about Lysol.

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