January 27th is Thomas Crapper Day!
Toilet lovers should be flushing with pride today, because today is Thomas Crapper Day! The unfortunately named Londoner founded Thomas Crapper and Co. in 1861 and popularized the modern, flushable toilet.
He did not, as is popularly believed, invent the flush. Instead, Crapper invented a new mechanism for filling water tanks, which he inexplicably named “the floating ballcock.”
Crapper’s crappers were widely known. He even received four Royal Warrants from British monarchs and installed toilets Westminster Abbey. So how should you celebrate Thomas Crapper Day? We’ll leave that up to you.