The idea of making people pay to use public toilets was introduced by the Roman emperor Vespasian, who instituted a ‘urine tax’ on public conveniences as a way of raising funds following a civil war.

The idea of making people pay to use public toilets was introduced by the Roman emperor Vespasian, who instituted a ‘urine tax’ on public conveniences as a way of raising funds following a civil war.



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  • November 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm
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    if I had to go to the bathroom and i didn’t want to pay the tax, i would just go in the backyard when no one was looking

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