A commode is any of several pieces of furniture. The word commode comes from
the French word for "convenient" or "suitable", which in turn comes from the Latin
Dec 1, 2012 ... Why do some folks call the toilet a commode? At one point in history, the
commode was a piece of furniture you'd put a chamberpot in. Today ...
Thomas Crapper did not invent the flushing toilet. That is a Historical Myth.
However flushing toilets were a luxury at first and they did not become common
till the ...
May 19, 2015 ... The centerpiece of today's modern bathroom, the flush toilet has equal roots in
ancient sanitation practices, Elizabethan politics and Indus...
Aug 27, 2010 ... Nobody is entirely sure who first had the privilege of sitting on a toilet. Evidence
of advanced plumbing systems in the ancient world abounds, ...
Aug 18, 2011 ... Forget about skyscrapers, protected harbors or capital markets. The lowly toilet is
key to what makes modern cities possible.
The first first flush toilet was invented in 1775. ... King Minos of Crete had the first
flushing water closet recorded in history and that was over 2800 years ago.
Historical Examples. A candle was burning behind the headboard on a table, and
another on a commode near the door. Honoré de Balzac Albert Keim and ...
Jun 15, 2014 ... Did you know that you spend up to 3 years of your lifetime on the toilet? Or that
that more people in the world have mobile phones than toilets?
The History of the Flush Toilet By: Maureen K. Francis. We have received written
permission from Ms. Maureen Francis to republish this educational paper.