- Before he found his way into the music industry, Ozzy Osbourne was a plumber’s apprentice. He probably dealt well with removing bats from people’s houses too.
- Contrary to popular belief, water does NOT always flush the opposite way in the Southern Hemisphere! In fact, it can flush either way in any hemisphere.
- Three out of four people put the toilet paper roll flap to the front rather than the back. Families fight never ending wars about this topic.
- There are two different types of plunger designs: one with a flat, broad head for sinks and showers, and one with a narrow head for toilets. Confusing them can be problematic.
- Samples of sewers have shown that the medicines humans consume lead to fish getting exposed to a lot of things of which some end up in us again because of the food chain, such as caffeine, anti-depressants and more.
- If you laid out all of the copper piping that has been installed in the United States since 1963, it would go around the world 200 times!
- King George the II of Great Britain passed away after he fell off the toilet on October 25, 1760.
- Thirty-eight percent of total water usage in the United States is attributed to flushing the toilet! We are unsure what that says about body hygiene.
- Albert Einstein was honorarily inducted into the Chicago Local 130 Plumbers Union after a comment he made, stating that if he had to make a choice of career all over again, he “would rather be a plumber.”
- Don’t feel bad for taking a five-minute bathroom break. Over the course of a lifetime, the average human will spend about three years total in the bathroom!
- With enough money to call a plumbing professional, Oprah Winfrey caused a media outcry when she was photographed fixing a toilet.
- An Instagram account called Toilets Of Boston ranked the city’s restaurant (and occasional spa or tourist attraction) bathrooms on a five-point scale. The scale accounted for cleanliness, ambiance, and utilities.
If you have a funny plumbing story to tell, we’d be happy to hear it!