A Tribute to the Toilet 🚽

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Friday, November 19 is International Toilet Day, and we think that one of our homes’ most well-used, and necessary fixtures, deserves a shout out 🗣 🎉

Where would we be without our toilets?

Well, according to the United Nations …

 

"Who cares about toilets? 3.6 billion people do. Because they don’t have one that works properly.“

That is the starting point of this 2021 Campaign for World Toilet Day. The observance celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. When some people in a community do not have safe toilets, everyone’s health is threatened. Poor sanitation contaminates drinking-water sources, rivers, beaches and food crops, spreading deadly diseases among the wider population.

 

Find out more about the UN’s efforts to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030 here.


Access to sanitation and hygenic toilets is a huge issue globally, and we wanted to highlight the UN campaign to tackle this crisis. But we also think there’s room for a bit of levity about what some would say is the most important fixture in the house 😃

LiveAbout has curated an outstanding collection of wild and wacky toilets.

Don't miss a second of the conversation:

Oh hey there 👋🏼

For multitaskers:


There's an entire SubReddit dedicated to toilets with a view

This pink sky palace is quite majestic:

The stained glass windows really elevate this outhouse:


Bored Panda also compiled a few contenders for funniest bathrooms and they are very very good.

Riffing on the throne theme:

When you've gotta go but you're required at the meeting:


And of course, Pinterest always serves up the delights.

Alone, but not lonely:

Flowers PLUS a little shag carpet action: 


How about it, Creators - do you have any wild and wacky toilets (or PG toilet stories) to share? We'd love to see your photos and read your stories in the comments below!