Now Wash Your Hands! : More than You Ever Wanted to Know about the Life and Times of the Toilet

Now Wash Your Hands! : More than You Ever Wanted to Know about the Life and Times of the Toilet

by Stephen Arnott
     
 
Did you know…That the chamber pot was invented by the ancient Greek Sybarites who were so reluctant to leave their banquets that they preferred to go at the table?That Japanese inventors are currently researching a pill that will render feces odor–free?The toilet is a part of daily life as old as man himself, but something rarely discussed. Until

Overview

Did you know…That the chamber pot was invented by the ancient Greek Sybarites who were so reluctant to leave their banquets that they preferred to go at the table?That Japanese inventors are currently researching a pill that will render feces odor–free?The toilet is a part of daily life as old as man himself, but something rarely discussed. Until now, that is. This compulsively browsable encyclopedia covers the entire realm of toilet–related topics, including: the history of the toilet, from ancient Mesopotamia to outer space; Victorian toilet bowl magnates and inventors; the physiology of the bowel movement; customs and superstitions; bizarre accidents and famous deaths on the toilet; the loo in art and literature; cultural differences from around the globe; the world’s worst johns; and so much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853754531
Publisher:
Prion
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.36(h) x 1.06(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >