The hostelbookers.com posted a blog sharing pictures of Johns that fans submitted from around the world. They range from floating crappers to lip shaped urinals. Click here and take a look to see if you would hit the head on any of these oval offices.
This Curious Photos blog had us alternating from laughing to OH MY GOSH to wow is that real?! 100 unusual lavatories and let me tell you it is like a Tumblr of toilets gone wrong (or right) depends on your taste. Click here to enjoy 100 unusual WCs (no you don’t get the time back, but it’s worth it)
Lastly Huffington Post did a nice write up last year on National Toilet day to bring awareness to a staggering 2.5 billion people in the world who lack proper sanitation. They also found that 53% of India’s population defecated in the open and more than 800,000 kids die every year from poor sanitation. These stats are heartbreaking and it’s fantastic that Huffington Post used their ability to reach a large audience to shed some light on a topic not many think about on a daily basis.Click here to read their post from last year. We wanted to take it a step further and share a link for Charity:Water. Charity: Water helps promote clean water and sanitation across the world. Pleaseclick here and consider donating.
Well I think this brings us to the end of our outlandish celebration of the powder room. I leave you with one last fun fact that I recently learned aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego. Did you know that hitting the head is an old Navy and Coast Guard term? It comes from the men, back before indoor plumbing was invented, using the facilities off the front of the boat “the head”. They would say “I have to hit the head” and looks like all these years later it stuck.
Did we leave out a name for the little boys and girls room? Leave it in the comments. We would like to end this post with our own twist on the toilet. See our video below of our Total Venue portable toilet that “Potty Likes a Rock Star.” Happy International Toilet Day!
Warning video contains rocking music!