Versailles Toilet
The First Toilet- Palace of Versailles [Image via Wikipedia Commons]

39. When People Are Full Of Crap

It’s crazy but true that some people were against something considered a must-have in a home for more than 6 decades, indoor plumbing. It could have been even bigger at a much faster pace if not for certain critics at the start of the 20th century that battled against it.

People freaked out about new technology a lot during this point, but this was one of the worst cases yet. Several felt that a direct connection to city sewer systems would allow for sewer gases to travel into homes and thus spread disease. This never happened and never made sense.

Advertisement