World Toilet Day

November 19th is World Toilet Day. For real.

When someone forwarded an email to me about this, I thought it was a joke. I thought the link they gave me would go straight to The Onion or another goofy site.

But this is serious business for some charities involved in bringing clean water and sanitation to some of the billions of people without such luxuries.

One of these organizations is WaterAid, and they have more information about this observance on their website:

It sounds like this idea originated with the WTO, the World Toilet Organization, which is a real nonprofit.

Some of the slogans and logos related to this day are crude, which is unnecessary. Overall, though, this public awareness campaign should make more people aware of the conditions those in other countries are living in.


You’re much more likely to be attacked by lightning or by your own toilet than you are by a shark. -Peter Benchley

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