As part of its ‘Toilet Revolution’, a campaign to improve sanitary conditions across the country, China has been installing dispensers with facial recognition technology in order to fight the stealing and overuse of toilet paper.
Most toilets in Hong Kong are flushed with seawater in order to conserves the city’s scarce freshwater resources.
75% of Japanese homes have a hi-tech toilet and the latest models eliminate the need for TP, keep you warm, check your blood pressure, play running-water sounds to increase privacy and open and close automatically so you don’t have to touch anything.
There are people whose hobby is documenting toilets and urinals across the U.S. So-called “toilet aficionados”, they spent years studying toilets and are responsible for tens of thousands of videos and pictures floating around online.
There is a public toilet on a busy sidewalk, made of 1-way mirrors, in London.
Japanese women would keep flushing continuously to mask the sound of them urinating and so devices were introduced which would keep producing the sound of flushing after activation in almost all the public restrooms.
There is a company, named Maximum Performance, that creates fake poop for testing new toilet designs.
In 2004, Maryland decided to impose a monthly fee of $2.50 on people who flush their toilets.
Older German toilets are designed to allow you to check your poop for worms before flushing.
In medieval times clothes were stored close to the toilet shaft, as the ammonia fumes would kill any fleas.