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Monday, June 19, 2017

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Whether you call it a restroom, powder room, crapper, loo, porcelain god, lavatory, the john, or washroom, the bathroom is one place we all have to visit! Today I have more information for you about the bathroom than you ever wanted to know!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."

HINT: (1882-1956), was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In 1596, an inventor named John Harrington, godson to Queen Elizabeth I, tried to create a more advanced chamber pot. The queen and her godson both used the flush model he came up with, but Harrington was ridiculed by his peers for fooling around with such a ridiculous idea, thus ending his career as an inventor.

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In 1857, New Yorker Joseph C. Gayetty produced the first packaged bathroom tissue in the United States. It was called "The Therapeutic Paper" and contained aloe for added comfort. The company sold the paper in packs of 500 sheets at 50 cents apiece, and Gayetty's name was printed on every sheet.

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A lot of people think a public toilet seat is the filthiest place on Earth, but that may not be true. According to experts, the floor of a public bathroom is much dirtier, with around two million bacteria per square inch - that's 200 times higher than what's considered a sanitary surface.

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Not so long ago, unless you were wealthy and enjoyed eating at expensive restaurants, washroom attendants were not people you'd come into much contact with. Now, in both the U.S. and United Kingdom, washroom attendants are becoming regular public bathroom "fixtures."

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In places like India and in many parts of Asia, bathrooms provide a cup of water, but no toilet paper. When you're done doing your business, it's customary to use your left hand to wash your bum and then wash your hand with the cup of water. This is precisely why it's rude to shake hands with your left hand in most of Asia and the Middle East.

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Did you know that public restrooms have a watchdog? The American Restroom Association has a clear mission: "The ARA advocates for the availability of clean, safe, well-designed public restrooms."




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."

ANSWER: A.A. Milne.

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