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03/20/2013 05:13 pm ET

10 Things You Didn't Know About Toilets That Are Totally Fascinating (PHOTOS)

To most, a toilet is just a toilet. It's an essential fixture in nearly every home and to be quiet honest, we don't give much thought to it (except when it's not working of course). But surprisingly, this modern day necessity has a very interesting history. And there are some fascinating facts about the loo that we bet you didn't know, like when the first flushing toilet was invented and why some people call it "the crapper." Pretty intriguing, huh?

Click through our slideshow to read the ten things you didn't know about toilets. And be sure to check out our post on extreme toilets, which we're sure you'll enjoy just as much.

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What You Don't Know About Toilets

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