10/16/2021 Day Five – Lavatory Trivia   Leave a comment

INTERESTING TOILET FACTS

  • The most impossible item to flush is a ping-pong ball.
  • The first toilet air freshener was a pomegranate stuffed with cloves.
  • Psycho was the first Hollywood film that showed a toilet flushing – thereby generating many complaints.
  • The idea of separate cubicles for toilets is a relatively modern invention; Romans, for example, sat down together in large groups.
  • The town Council of Cheltenham Spa once voted to replace the words Men and Women on their public toilets with Ladies and Gentlemen in order to” attract a better class of person.”
  • Before the invention of toilet paper, people use shells or stones, bunches of herbs or, at best, a bit of sponge attached to a stick, which they rinsed with cold water.
  • Hermann Goring refused to use regulation toilet paper and used to bulk-buy soft white handkerchiefs instead.
  • In 1986, Nathan Hicks of St. Louis, Missouri, shot his brother Herbert dead because he used six toilet rolls in two days.
  • The world’s oldest piece of toilet paper – thought to be 1200 years old – was found buried under an Israeli garage.
  • And last but not least, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, and Lenny Bruce all died on the toilet.

TOILET QUOTE

“You know that it is by the state of the lavatory that a family is judged.” (Pope John XXIII)

This completes my first Trivia Week. I hope everyone enjoyed this bizarre collection of facts as much as I did collecting them. I may have to do this again in the future because I have many more of these tidbits to share.

TRIVIA RULES

Posted October 16, 2021 by Every Useless Thing in Just Saying Again

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