Tuesday, November 20, 2007

World Toilet Day facts

clipped from blogs.usatoday.com
An average person visits the toilet 2,500 times a year. About 6-8 times a day.
You spend about three years of your life on the toilet.
Contrary to popular lore, Thomas Crapper didn’t invent the toilet.
Seated toilets with drainage systems date back to 2500 B.C.
The flush toilet was invented in 1596 by John Harrington.

about the 2.6 billion people — half the planet — who don't have basic sanitation, according to sponsor WaterPartners International.
The group estimates that 1.8 million children die each year from water– and sanitation-related diseases — one child every 15 seconds.
the 2007 World Toilet Summit was held in New Delhi from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3
Last year in Moscow, an expo that Mansukov helped organize featured a terrorist-proof toilet. The Times says it was strong enough to withstand a suicide bomb attack.
Alexei Maksunov, deputy head of the Russian Toilet Union,
as driven the Oka car outfitted with a waterless, eco-friendly porta-potty more than 7,000 miles throughout Europe and Russia
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