Monday, 24 September 2012

Fun Facts for Mondays

Brace yourselves. In case you hadn't noticed, it's Monday. Time for the brain to emerge from the weekend fug, and sparkle and shine in the face of the grey clouds currently obscuring the sun outside the Privy Counsel headquarters. Yeah, right. Anyway, here are some fun toilet facts to cheer everyone up!
  • The average person will spend three years of their life on the toilet.
  • You have a 1 in 10,000 chance of being injured by a toilet.
  • More toilets flush during half time of the Super Bowl than during any other time of year.
  • A third of people flush their toilet while they’re still sitting on it.
  • Rats can survive being flushed down toilets. On top of that, they can often return to the dwelling they were in via the same route.
  • Televisions are more common in Afghanistan than toilets.
  • Toilets are in tune: most toilets flush to E flat.
  • The White House has thirty bathrooms. The Pentagon uses about 636 toilet paper rolls per day.
  • Over $100,000 US dollars was spent to finance a study on determining whether people put their toilet rolls on the holder with its flap in front or behind. The result: 3 out of 4 individuals will have the flap in front.
  • The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least occupied and therefore the cleanest as well.
(Facts from Reddiservices)
Image from The Domestic Fringe

 This little wad of amusingness is obviously from an American perspective. It is therefore our mission, now, to find toilet facts related to other countries!
Also, we have read something on the cubicle least likely to be used before, and seriously doubt whether the first one is the cleanest. This clearly requires more research. Fellow OCD sufferers, bear with us!
And, also, why the hell would you flush a rat down the toilet?

Related reading
Who Knew That Going to the Toilet Could Be So Dangerous?
Historical Toilets, Baths and Kitchens - a Useful and Humbling Lesson
Jorvik: In Rude Health
Toilet-Related Celebrities

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