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History of the Toilet
ByKiara Robinson 2/18/14
The Harappan city dwellers built the earliest known indoor toilets.The toilets did not flush and emptied into a brick-lined sewer system
Plumbers on the Greek island Crete install the world's first flush toilet in the queen's bathroom
Unfortunately an earthquake destroys the royal house around
Really Public Bathrooms
Construction of Cloaca Maxima, a sewer system that uses public toilets, takes place 11,000 seats are lined up in rectangular roomsThere's one sponge on the end of a stick.
This Job is the Pits
Europeans built outhouses tiny sheds with a seat built over a deep hole in the ground.An English outhouse-cleaner, Richard, falls through the rotted wood floor and drowns "monstrously in his own excrement."
Dwellers relieve themselves indoors in chamber potsWhen the pot is full, they toss the contents out the window, shouting "Gardy-loo!” to warn anybody unlucky enough to be walking below
A Charmin’ Idea
Joseph Gayetty of New York introduces toilet paper. Before this, people used whatever they could find, including dried corncobs and pages from catalogs
Devoted readers buy a fancy chamber pot disguised as a stack of booksIt’s one of the most popular models of chamber pots in France
Stop Making Scents
An English watchmaker named Alexander Cummings patents a device known as the S-trap
The S-trap is a valve that keeps the bowl filled with water
it allows poop to go down without letting smells come up.
Englishman Thomas Twyford introduces the Unitas, the first one-Piece, all-ceramic toilet These ceramic toilets catch on quickly; many are covered with elaborate decorations or molded into the shapes of animals.
Minding Your Business
The Matsushita Electronic Industrial Company of Japan previews a toilet that's smarter than you are. The high-tech bowl measures your weight and body-fat con¬tent, and chemical sensors inside analyze your output for information about your health.
Luxury Toilets in Manhattan
A New York firm wants to charge people $8 a day to use “luxury” toilet complexes.Passes cost $24 for three days, $8 per day, along with a $15 annual sign-up fee. 10 days at $60.Kids under 18 are free with an adult