Do you know the history of the piece of porcelain you use everyday called a toilet? According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 47 percent of all American households have two or more toilets per household. Chances are that you've used a toilet in the last three hours.
Here are a few historical facts about the toilet:
- Alexander Cumming is responsible for the creation of the S-shaped drain designed to reduce odors and prevent clogs in 1775.
- The first public flushing toilets in Europe were made available in 1851 but poopers had to pay per use.
- It wasn't until after the Great Stink of 1858 in London that gradual switch to an underground sewage system was made to contain the fumes and flow of human waste.
- Flush toilets became more common in the 1880's as concerns regarding sanitation increased.
The toilet we enjoy today has come a long way from its early days. We now live in a time where you can light up your toilet bowl and don't have to pee in the dark thanks to the IllumiBowl! As seen on ABC's Shark Tank, IllumiBowl is everyone's favorite toilet night light.
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