Are Toilets The Greatest Invention Ever?
Why yes, indeed they are.
Anyone who has lost power and running water knows how important toilets are. Seriously, try living two days without your own porcelin throne, and see how long it takes until you go mad. You can't use your neighbor's bathroom for long before your diet of Taco Bell and Chipotlé starts to make them resent you. That's when things start getting what I like to call, " painfully awkward."
Now imagine not having a toilet in the whole town. Not pretty. Too easily we take for granted that pristinely white (or pink if you're insane) doo-doo disposer.
Without toilets illness and disease win. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five in the world, Killing more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined. Sanitation and proper hygiene are crucial to diarrhea prevention.
Learn more about how awesome toilets are and how you can help those afflicted by poor hygiene conditions at Water.org.