Flushing in Style: How much do you know about fancy-schmancy bathrooms?

By: Staff

The most technologically advanced toothbrushes will tell you ___.

It's widely acknowledged that everyone -- even children -- should brush for two minutes at least twice per day. Of course, most of us brush for far less than that, but new electric toothbrushes have wireless technology that tells you how long you've been at it and when it's time to stop.

Automatic faucets are designed to cut down on ___.

Automatic faucets aren't just for public restrooms anymore. People are installing these in their homes to cut down water use and the spread of germs.

The word "bidet" is of ___.

"Bidet" is a French word for "pony." We know; toilet alternatives and ponies aren't very relatable, but the word is supposed to be instructive. People are supposed to "ride" a bidet in the same way they'd ride a pony.

Dual-flush toilets are designed primarily to ___.

Dual-flush toilets handle solids and liquids differently in order to cut down on water use when flushing.

Older toilets can use up to how many gallons of water per flush?

Older toilets can use up to seven gallons of water per flush, but federal law now requires that new homes come with low-flow models that use less than two gallons per flush.

A composting toilet can save how many gallons of water per year?

Composting toilets recycle human waste without using water and can save more than 6,000 gallons of water per year.

What are television mirrors?

These high-tech mirrors allow you to watch television while you get ready in the bathroom. When they're on, a TV image appears in a section of the glass, and when they're off they look like regular mirrors.

High-tech showers allow you to have preset, personalized ___.

Some high-tech showers come with a control panel that allows you to create personalized settings for water temperature and pressure.

Toothbrush sanitizers use what to kill germs?

Toothbrush sanitizers use UV light to kill the germs that linger on toothbrushes. Manufacturers claim that these sanitizers kill 99.9 percent of germs.

Some luxury toilets cover up the sounds of a person's business by doing what?

The newest high-tech toilets play music when they're in use. The preset tunes are mellow and atmospheric, but if you want to rock on the pot, you can do that, too, as some of these commodes have MP3 inputs.

Explore More Quizzes

Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

You may not be able to start your shower with a glance, but the fanciest bathrooms still feature some pretty cool gadgets. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about high-tech bathrooms.

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!