These Toilet Facts Prove The Bathroom Is The Most Dangerous Room In Your House

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What is the most dangerous room in your house right now? Some would say the kitchen, where most fires happen. Others would say maybe the garage or the tool shed.

You may be surprised to learn that some of the biggest household accidents happen in the room the least talked about: the bathroom. Here are facts that will prove that the bathroom (specifically the toilet) is quite treacherous.

1. One of the most common concussion scenarios is when someone slips on the bathroom floor, bumping their head on the toilet or tub.

One of the most common concussion scenarios is when someone slips on the bathroom floor, bumping their head on the toilet or tub.

2. The most common injury among young boys is when the seat falls while they are standing using the toilet.

The most common injury among young boys is when the seat falls while they are standing using the toilet.

3. Toddlers are often at risk of falling headfirst into the toilet bowl and drowning.

Toddlers are often at risk of falling headfirst into the toilet bowl and drowning.

4. In 2012, 2.3 million toilets in the U.S were recalled due to pressure assist malfunctions that could potentially cause explosion. I kid you not.

In 2012, 2.3 million toilets in the U.S were recalled due to pressure assist malfunctions that could potentially cause explosion. I kid you not.

5. Some black widow spiders spin webs just below the toilet seat, biting those who disrupt their nest. I wouldn”t want to be that person.

Some black widow spiders spin webs just below the toilet seat, biting those who disrupt their nest. I wouldn

6. There have been reports of rats, snakes, and even small alligators crawling up through peoples toilets.

There have been reports of rats, snakes, and even small alligators crawling up through peoples toilets.

7. In 2000, a Nobel prize was awarded to a team of physicians who conducted a study on wounds sustained to the butt due to toilet malfunction. It wasn”t pretty.

In 2000, a Nobel prize was awarded to a team of physicians who conducted a study on wounds sustained to the butt due to toilet malfunction. It wasn

8. When the fittings fail on a ships toilet, it can often cause the ship to sink. This is actually one of the most common reasons that ships sink.

When the fittings fail on a ships toilet, it can often cause the ship to sink. This is actually one of the most common reasons that ships sink.

9. After dodging a death sentence from the electric chair, prisoner Michael Anderson Godwin accidentally electrocuted himself by sitting on a metal toilet and attempting to fix the television in his cell. Talk about bad luck.

After dodging a death sentence from the electric chair, prisoner Michael Anderson Godwin accidentally electrocuted himself by sitting on a metal toilet and attempting to fix the television in his cell. Talk about bad luck.

10. In 1983, there were 23 casualties aboard an Air Canada flight after a fire occurred in the rear bathroom of the plane.

In 1983, there were 23 casualties aboard an Air Canada flight after a fire occurred in the rear bathroom of the plane.

11. King George II of Great Britain died on the toilet in 1760 from aortic dissection.

King George II of Great Britain died on the toilet in 1760 from aortic dissection.

12. In 1306, King Wencelaus III of Bohemia was assassinated with a spear while sitting on a toilet in his castle.

In 1306, King Wencelaus III of Bohemia was assassinated with a spear while sitting on a toilet in his castle.

13. Keith Moon of The Who became known for filling toilets with fireworks and explosives. It was the way that he combated boredom while on tour.

Keith Moon of The Who became known for filling toilets with fireworks and explosives. It was the way that he combated boredom while on tour.

14. People in the Victorian England had, for whatever reason, the constant fear that someone was going to fill their toilets with a flammable liquid and light it from underneath them.

People in the Victorian England had, for whatever reason, the constant fear that someone was going to fill their toilets with a flammable liquid and light it from underneath them.

15. It”s possible for people to strain themselves too hard while defecating, leading to death.

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16. Lenny Bruce died of heroin overdose while sitting on the toilet in 1966.

Lenny Bruce died of heroin overdose while sitting on the toilet in 1966.

17. However, the most well known toilet death in the world is that of Elvis Presley. Presley died of drug overdose while on the toilet.

However, the most well known toilet death in the world is that of Elvis Presley. Presley died of drug overdose while on the toilet.

Sorry to make you uneasy about the place you probably feel the most vulnerable. On the bright side, unless you”re a famous comedian or musician, you don”t have to worry about a heroin overdose on the toilet. But maybe order a few more bathroom rugs just in case?

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