A British company developed most uncomfortable toilet ever — on purpose. A start-up company in the UK developed a new, downward-tilting toilet meant to make employees so uncomfortable in the loo that they take care of business quicker. The StandardToilet is slopped about 13 degrees forward to increase strain on the legs, making it painful to sit on for longer than five minutes.
“Anything higher than that would cause wider problems. Thirteen degrees is not too inconvenient, but you’d soon want to get off the seat quite quickly,” said Mahabir Gill, founder of the company.
A solid gold toilet was once on display at a museum in New York. Over 100,000 people lined up to use it.
Wealthy Ancient Greeks sometimes sent their slaves to sit on the public toilets (made from slabs of marble) to warm it up “in anticipation of their arrival”.
In 2012 the residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe were tasked with flushing their toilets at the same time in order to prevent blockages in the sewer system. The synchronised flush takes place twice a week in order to keep the sewers clear.
In 2009, Russian Cosmonauts on the International Space Station were banned by their officials from using the ‘luxurious’ U.S. model astro-loo toilet, and were only allowed to use the Russian-built toilet.
Most people orient their toilet paper with the loose end hanging over the top and away from the wall.
Those who believe in toilet gods hold that they can be appeased by praying, eating or offering rice, clearing one’s throat, or biting the toilet.
There was a guy in Korea named Sim Jae-duck. He started the World Toilet Association. His goal was to make public restrooms better for everyone. His house was even shaped like a toilet and was turned into a museum after his death.
The man who invented the first beer tap also invented the modern toilet.
A Kansas woman had to be rescued from her boyfriend’s toilet seat. After sitting on it for two years without moving, her body fat had grown attached to the seat.