Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

By | November 21, 2008

Where would we be without the internet? How would we ever know this kind of amazingly useful information?

Toilet 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.


6 thoughts on “Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

  1. Jeff Post author

    Hey… we aim to please… glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Marita

    Toilets are one of the much overlooked miracles of the modern age.

    Plus about the only place I can get some peace and quiet from the rugrats these days.

  3. Jeff Post author

    Congratulations! My wife can’t even escape there regularly.

    They are a great invention. Interestingly, if you click the “Source” link in the post above, the article I took those facts from is talking about the next generation of toilets being water-less. Interesting stuff.

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