Quiz: The History of the Modern Toilet
Take our quiz to find out how much you know about loos, johns, WCs and potties -- and a certain country thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s way ahead of the curve when it comes to toilet technology.
Who is usually credited with being the inventor of the flushing toilet?
- Frederick Scatson
- Thomas Crapper
- Wilhelm Dungroeher
In what decade did building codes in the United States start requiring indoor bathrooms for new residences?
When was toilet paper first sold on a roll?
What company adopted a feminine logo and started touting the advantages of soft toilet paper in 1928?
In 1994, a U.S. federal law was passed that restricted toilets to how many gallons of water per flush?
This country is home to many, many high-tech toilets.
What’s a Washlet?
- the first bidet
- a portable bidet
- a bidet/toilet combo
Patrons of public urinals in Japan can play “Toylet,” a game by this video-game manufacturer.
What can the Smart Toilet do?
- massage your feet
- check bodily functions
- predict the future
In 2011, Kohler introduced the “Numi,” a high-tech toilet with a built-in speaker system. How much does it cost?