There are several common aspects that can be found shared between the Card Building Sets of Kardtects. For example in Grisroc Castle collection, as well as the Forbidden Jungle and Lost Desert sets, you can find doorways, windows and statues.
This is because many buildings obviously share these common elements. Ironically, there is something that all these particular genres of architectural styles share which is not depicted on any of the cards presently available – namely a toilet card!
The reason for the omission may be obvious, but it is still a curious fact, that all through history many historical cultures designed indoor toilets, but not all did.
Indeed in America and Europe, it was more common to have an ‘out-house’ – a lonely tall shed set outside. Yet, evidence can be found that in gothic castles, desert complexes and jungle dwellings that purposely built toilet areas were included (even if just a well ventilated room with a strategically placed hole).
Here are top 50 Toilet Fun Facts – Fun?
1)The word ‘toilet’ originates from the French, meaning – “act of washing, dressing, and preparing oneself”.
2) To estimate the cleanest toilet in a public place, choose the nearest one to the door entrance, statistically it the one least used.
3)The Scot Paper Company was the first to manufacture toilet paper on a roll, in 1890.
4)The first underground sewer in the city of Rome was laid by the Etruscans around 500 BC.
5)The most expensive toilet in the world. It is fitted in the International Space Station. It costs around 19 million dollars.
6)For the first time, separate toilets were offered to males and females during a high society ball in Paris, France in 1739.
7)The Kowloon shop of Hong Kong based Hang Fung Gold Technology Ltd has one of the most expensive toilets in the world, where the toilet is made of 24 carat gold and coated with gems.
8)The oldest toilet is still functioning about 4000 years after it was built. It can be seen in Knossos in Greece in a small castle.
9)Germs from a flushing toilet can move ahead up to 6 feet. Every time you flush your toilet, germs get air lifted and can become a potential cause of infection. Therefore, it is advised to move out quickly once you flush the toilet. As such, any Toothbrush kept within 6 feet of a toilet are covered in airborne bacteria from flushing.
10)King George II died falling off a toilet in 1760.
11)It is illegal to not flush a toilet in Singapore. You will be find $150 if you fail to flush and police officers have been known to check.
12)Statistically Men take more time in the toilet than women (perhaps the only place they get peace and quiet)
13)The average person spends about 3 months of their lifetime on toilet.
14)There is on average 18 times more bacteria on mobile phones than bacteria on a toilet seat.
15)40,000 people in the U.S. are injured in toilets each year.
16)Computer keywords can carry over 200 times as much bacteria as a toilet seat.
17)We visit the toilet more than 2,500 times in a year.
18)70-75% or 4 billion of the world’s population don’t use toilet paper.
19)30,000 trees are used every day to make toilet paper for the world supply.
20)United States was the first country to pioneer the sales of toilet paper.
21)Toilet papers were first sold to public in 1857 as flat sheets.
22)Ancient Romans used sponges on stick as toilet paper.
23)An average person uses 57 sheets of toilet paper per day and 36.5 billion rolls per year in the U.S.
24)It takes 384 trees to make the toilet paper used by one man within his lifetime.
25)83,048,116 toilet rolls are produced per day.
26)Toilet paper was first patented in Albany, a small county in Europe.
27)The flushing toilet was invented by John Harington in 1596 for Queen Elizabeth I.
28)Joseph Bramah of Yorkshire patented the first practical ‘water closet’ in England in 1778.
29)George Jennings in 1852 also took out a patent for the ‘flush-out’ toilet.
30)The unfortunately named Thomas Crapper heavily promoted sanitary pluming and pioneered the concept of the bathroom fittings in the 19th
31)The first flushable toilet is invented by Arthur Giblin.
32)An average chopping board in kitchen has 200% more fecal bacteria than a toilet seat.
33)People in ancient Rome had a toilet god, sewer god and excrement god.
34)The Roman Goddess of sewers was called Cloacina!
35)Wealthy Romans had their own toilets but the Romans also built public lavatories.
36)Roman public toilets had no privacy just stone seats next to one another without partitions of any kind.
37)Despite the public lavatories many Romans still ‘went’ in the street. After using the toilet people wiped their behinds.
38)The first ever toilet air fresheners were made by using pomegranates stuffed with cloves.
39)The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, New Delhi, India has a vast collection of rare facts, objects, and pictures regarding the evolution of toilets over the past 4,500 years.
40)White House has 35 bathrooms and toilets.
41)Toilets are flushed more times during the Super Bowl halftime show, than any other time during the year in U.S.
42)Most toilets in America flush with a key of E Flat.
43)636 toilet paper rolls are used per day by the Pentagon.
44)In Ancient Egypt rich people had proper bathrooms and toilets in their homes. Toilet seats were made of limestone. Poor people made do with a wooden stool with a hole in it. Underneath was a container filled with sand, which had to be emptied by hand.
45)Stone age farmers lived in a village at Skara Brae in the Orkney islands. Some of their stone huts had drains built under them and some houses had cubicles over the drains. They may have been inside toilets.
46)On the island of Crete the Minoan civilization flourished from 2,000 to 1,600 BC. They too built drainage systems, which also took sewage. Toilets were flushed with water.
47)At Portchester Castle in the 12th century monks built stone toilet chutes leading to the sea. When the tide went in and out it would flush away the sewage.
48)In Medieval castles the toilet was called a garderobe and it was simply a vertical shaft with a stone seat at the top. Some garderobes emptied into the moat.
49)The first modern public lavatory, with flushing toilets opened in London in 1852.
50)In 1892 John Nevil Maskelyne invented the coin operated lock for toilets. In Britain you had to insert one penny to use it – hence the origin of the English term of ‘I need to spend a penny’ – meaning ‘I need the toilet’.