The correct answer is “never,” but if you have to, you’d better time it right.
After decades of development and $200 million spent, Procter & Gamble thought they had the perfect snack food additive with olestra. Too bad it caused “rectal urgency.”
Civil engineer Siswanti Zuraida built a concrete structure using diapers that would otherwise sit in a landfill for decades, making for a literal brick sh-t house.
Made from 80 percent wood chips, the composite toilet from Woodio is waterproof and splinter-free.
When did woolly mammoths go extinct? Their fossilized bones say one thing, but their poop paints a messier picture.
Through the GoodNature Program, you could earn extra money by donating your poop—and help people in the process.
Accuracy was important to the filmmakers behind the 'Black Panther' sequel—so much so that one visual effects artist was tasked with making sure the fish poop looked realistic.
Scientists have finally visualized what happens when poo particles go airborne.
Half of the world’s population—nearly 4 billion people—lack safe and sanitary toilet facilities. Here are a few facts to make you appreciate our lovely loos.
Early 20th century homes in Pittsburgh and other northeastern cities have a feature that's long been the butt of jokes: a lone toilet in the basement.
The fetchers of feces known as night soil men tackled a dangerous, thankless job—all in an attempt to keep Victorians unburdened by their ever-growing piles of poop.
The 1950s version of the iconic game show got real weird with some of their prizes.
A poop sample from your cat or dog could be a valuable piece of data for scientists studying pet health.
From Elvis's near-final resting place to the porta-johns that saved a pilot's life, these are the toilets that altered world events.
Your history teacher probably didn't tell you about the time the unfortunately named Captain Schlitt's bowel movement sank an entire German submarine.
Learning experts believe they’re a crucial component of early childhood development.
Sometimes animal poop does double (ahem) duty.
People usually want plenty of distance between themselves and their poop, but some engineers argue that all that waste is going to waste.
Roughly 1500 years ago, someone in Sicily suffered from intestinal worms. Here’s why researchers are excited about that.
Bidets can elevate your bathroom experience, and for a limited time you can get them on sale at Tushy and on Amazon for an extra 14 percent off.
Dogs have a tendency to preface their bowel movements with a bit of rotating before getting down to business. Is there evolution behind their revolution?
From Universal Orlando's wild (and usually inoperable) 'Jaws' ride of the '90s to the very real—and very captive—tiger shark that threw up a human arm and sparked a 1935 murder investigation, the Mental Floss team is sharing some of our favorite stories f