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Reinventing the toilet

Posted by Margaret on Thursday, Jul 21, 2011

We take our toilets for granted. Most people think that we owe our modern flushing WC to Thomas Crapper, but it seems that Sir John Harrington first had the idea in the 16th century. Now here we are, in the 21st century, where four out of ten people worldwide don’t have access to a toilet. Our webmaster, Nathan, is rather preoccupied with them as he’s currently involved with a scheme to provide latrines in Ghanaian villages. He found this video. The next time you go for a poo, be grateful that you have a nice, clean flushing toilet.

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