Today is World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is celebrated on the 19 November every year since 2001. You may wonder why we would celebrate something we are so used to having in our homes such as a toilet, but there are billions of people around the world that do not have access to this convenience.
Did you know that women are more susceptible to attack due to the fact that they don’t have a lockable toilet to use and need to go in the wild, so to speak?
Interestingly the first toilet cubicle in a public bathroom is the least used, what this means is that it’s the cleanest. So next time to use a public bathroom, be sure to head to the very first cubicle.
The most toilets are flushed at the same time is during the Super Bowl half time when everyone around USA heads to the bathroom at the same time.
2,500 times a year – that’s the average number of times you will use the toilet, that is around eight times a day for the average person. That’s a lot of time spent in the bathroom. The shocking truth is that this equates to around three years of your life, three years you spent using the toilet, now that’s a fact I bet you didn’t know.
The average person will use up to fifty seven sheets of toilet paper each day. That is a lot of toilet paper used each year.
2,5 billion people around the world do not have access to a toilet. These people are forced to go in the bush, they are more susceptible to being attacked and contracting disease. This is the main reason that World Toilet Day was introduced to improve sanitary conditions around the world.
Finally, the last fun fact is that 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. How I cannot explain, but this is one fun toilet fact that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Now You Know The Facts
Now that you know the truth about the toilet on this annual toilet celebration day, you must be so pleased that you live in a country where you have a working toilet in your bathroom both at home and at work.
Never mind here in the UK there is such a wide selection of toilets for you to choose from, you can choose your toilet according to your bathroom design and not think twice about it, while there are billions of people in the world that have never used a toilet in their lives. Interesting fact, definitely.