Oliver woke me up this morning asking if there were toilets 100 years ago. A good question but one I had a hard time pondering without my eyes open yet. That question is the reason I have just spent the last 20 minutes searching Google and Wikipedia with things like "toilet + indoor + history."
According to www.victoriancrapper.com/Toilethistory.html, "By the mid-19th century, chamber pots and outhouses were still the only choices for the rich or poor in the large cities in Europe or America."
Sir John Harrington reportedly invented a toilet in 1596 for his relation, the Queen of England, but no evidence of it survivies. by the late 1800's patents for flush toilets existed in both England and the US. By 1920, building codes required toilets in newly constructed homes in the US but the use of the outhouse continued for many more years in older homes.
Now you know.
Jokes by Levi
What did the ice cream say when the banana asked when it could come over?
Only on a sundae!
What does a drama king wear to bed?
What do you call a swashbuckling rat?
What do you call a shoe that has a problem?
An is-shoe! (An issue)
What do you call a video game that you play with more than one person?
What do you call it when someone listens in on Christmas Eve?
And one contributed by a friend:
What's brown and sticky?
Levi called me into his room saying, "Oliver's a quarterback." Oliver was on the bed on his tummy with 4 quarters on his back.
What does a crocodile say when it wants to be a rooster?