December 14, 2007
• While Wisconsin has more outhouses per capita than any other state, residents of Montana spend more time in outhouses than residents of any other state; the average is 4.7 hours per year per resident.
• Marylanders use more toilet paper per capita than residents of any other state. In fact, at 22.72 rolls per person per year, the residents of Maryland use 18.6 percent more per year than the next-closest state, Nevada. Social scientists have not yet found an explanation for such a large margin.
• On average, a toilet seat in a residential bathroom gets replaced every 6 years, 4 months and 3 days. Kohler is now developing a super durable toilet seat that is expected to last more than 18 years.
• In the United States, the highest ratio of toilets per person was achieved in October of 1945 when there was one toilet for every .372 Americans. This was due to the large number of Americans still overseas after WWII, a huge increase in the number of toilets manufactured and a severe lag in destroying old, out-of-service toilets.
• Among French women who own an electric toothbrush, 4.2 percent said they have used the device for "a use other than that for which it was intended."