"And now I've got to explain the smell that was in there before I went in there. Does that ever happen to you? It's not your fault. You've held your breath, you just wanna get out, and now you open the door and you have to explain, 'Oh! Listen, there's an odor in there and I didn't do it. It's bad." ~Ellen DeGeneres (My Point...And I Do Have One)
I googled "why do we call them a pair of pants when they're only 1 item" earlier and found this website which entertained me for about an hour. The answer to the pants question is here in case you're wondering.
In my studies I learned the following things which, upon final inspection, all fall into the category of bathroom humor. This was not my intention. My only explanation is that my recent focus on potty training has somehow warped my subconsious. I have to get out more.
1. Symbols of the sun and moon were used on outhouse doors in Colonial times (when only a small portion of the population could read) to indicate whether the outhouse was for men or women. Sun = mens' room. Moon = womens'. Because the facilities for the ladies were better maintained, the sun symbol was eventually lost. This is why outhouse doors traditionally have a half moon carved in the door.
2. Before toilet paper was invented, the following items were used:
- Corn Cobs
- Mussel shells
- the Sears catalog
- Books of poetry
(Yikes, thank God I'm living now and not then.)
3. Noticeable drops in water pressure, attributed to mass usage of bathrooms across the city, have occurred in New York during the commercials of the following television programs:
- the last episode of M*A*S*H
- the Academy Awards
- the 1st moon walk
4. Though not conclusively proven, it is likely that the "g" in "G-string" stands for "girdle."
5. It is practically impossible to catch a disease from sitting on a public toilet seat.
Have a great weekend!