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.
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.
The people of Ancient Rome had a toilet god.