Yup, that's right. World Toilet Day. I'm really not sure what we're supposed to do to honor this monumental day...maybe buy your favorite toilet a cake?
Maybe when you see a toilet, shake it's hand, express how brave you think they are and, while wiping (get it?) a tear from your eye, tell them that they, above all other people, places, or things, are a true hero.
What a shame that most people don't recognize the unseen sacrafaeces... sacrafices, sorry... that our toilets make for us each and every day. We should all pitch in and make some care packages for the single and alone toilets who do do a lot of the work that goes unnoticed. And, if you ever run in to some anti-toilet-pinko-four-flusher-commie, well just give 'em some of these facts:
The average person spends three years of their life on the “john”.
The average person flushes a toilet about 2500 times a year, while using about eight sheets of toilet paper per day.
An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India.
Lack of suitable toilets and sanitation kills approximately 1.8 million people a year, many of them children.
According to Jack Sims, a further 500 million toilets are needed to bridge the gap in sanitation.
The first flushing toilet was invented in 1596 by Sir John Harrington, a British noble and godson to Queen Elizabeth I. He only invented one, as he was ridiculed by his peers, but he still used it for himself.
Most toilets flush in the key of E flat.
On average, a person will use 22 litres of drinkable water every day flushing a toilet.
So, be sure to thank a toilet today. Get involved. Even if you're busy or just plain pooped, go drop the kids off and thank a toilet for covering your rear.
ps--sorry for all the puns, double-entendres, etc. I was on a roll. (d'oh!)