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**Xtra 1 of 2: So, ever heard of Thomas Crapper?**
*The debate over who Thomas Crapper was or did he even exist continues to this day. Some people make the claim that Thomas Crapper invented the modern toilet while other people say that Thomas Crapper never really existed.
-Well we can tell you with a certainty that Thomas Crapper did exist and he was most likely born in the month of September of 1836. It is a fact that he was baptized on the 28th of September 1836. And it is now a known historical fact that Thomas Crapper had a successful plumbing career in England from 1861 till 1904. So yes Thomas Crapper did in fact exist.
**Thomas Crapper Day And His Death
-In England January 17th is known as Thomas Crapper day and it is a know fact that Thomas Crapper did in fact die on January 16, 1910.
**Did Thomas Crapper Invent The Toilet?
-It’s unlikely that Thomas Crapper really did invent the toilet because while he did apply for several plumbing related items he never did apply for a patents
-Thomas Crapper was actually a plumber though, in fact Thomas Crapper operated two of the three Crapper plumbing shops in his life time and when he retired he sold his shops to two business partners and the two plumbing shops were operated under the Crapper name up through 1966 when they were closed.
**And now you know the story of Thomas Crapper and while he most likely didn’t invent the flush toilet he did make several contributions to plumbing and he held many patents for plumbing and for a man hole cover. That man hole cover is still used today over much of Europe and the United States. If you have information about Thomas Crapper feel free to post about it in the comments.
***Part 2 – XXtra fun facts***
- Hanako-san or is a legend from Japan about the spirit of a young WW2-era girl who haunts school bathrooms. She allegedly appears when one shouts her name. According to the legend, a person who goes to the third stall in the girls’ bathroom on the third floor and knocks three times before asking
Are you there, Hanako-san?
They will hear a voice answer “I’m here”. If the person chooses to enter the stall there will be a small girl in a red skirt with bloody hands, and then she eats you some variations even say she turns into a three-headed lizard before you’re eaten alive.
Hanako-san is a popular and widespread urban legend, similar to the Bloody Mary urban legend.
- Japan also has Kashima Reiko who met a brutal demise being beaten and having her legs severed, so she haunts bathrooms and will visit you 1 month after reading or hearing her story (sorry), BUT according to legend all you have to do to avoid having your legs torn off when she asks you were hers are, is answer
“the Meishen Expressway”
and when she asks who told you her name “Kashima Reiko”, but then she asks a trick question and says “who am I?” and you must answer “Mask Death Demon” and she will leave you alone. I promise I’m not making this up either, seriously lol. *There’s also another, less interesting, Japanese riddle-asking-bathroom-demon named Aka-Manto or “Red Cape”
*Kawaya no-kami, the Japanese toilet god, provided protection in the early primitive dark and dangerous bathrooms, oh yea.. and she was born from the excrement of Izanami – the goddess of Earth and Darkness. *And finallyJapan had Akaname, said to be a little lizard man used in childrens tales to scare kids into keeping the bathroom clean.
- It’s actually not uncommon to have to toilet demons, deities, etc.. like in the the Quran is speaks of the infamous Jinn (Djinn) hiding in toilets. Legends says it will enter and possess you causing insanity so there’s a prayer you recite to Allah for protection while relieving yourself.
- Even Ancient Rome had restroom deities. Cloacina, Stercutius, and Crepitus (who was also the god of flatulence, yes… Crepitus the Roman God of Farts..)
According to mythology, Crepitus was summoned when one was constipated or had diarrhea. Thus, despite his helpfulness, he probably wasn’t the type of deity you’d like to encounter often. Cloacina, on the other hand, was a useful goddess, summoned when the ancient sewers were clogged or blocked from flowing. In the eighth century B.C., the Sabine king Titus Tatius even erected a shrine in honor of Cloacina, revealing Rome’s dependency on her in keeping the sewer system running effectively. Even Stercutius was an important divine figure in Rome at the time. Because of his godly ruling of all things dung and excrement, he was connected to agriculture—manure was a necessary factor in keeping crops lush and fertile. —*But why so many toilet deities? Romans actually feared toilets, convinced that demons and devils lurked in the sewer system.
They believed a person was most exposed while sitting on the toilet, leaving them vulnerable to the evils below. In order to counteract this, the Romans were faithful to their toilet deities. They hoped the gods would keep the sewer unblocked, clear up any unfortunate bodily functions, help the growth of crops, and protect people from any foul or vile spirits waiting to attack. So I guess they weren’t all that bad, but geez even going to the bathroom was an adventure in that time.
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