Saturday, August 28, 2010

Did You Know.......
That in New Zealand this would be called a, "long drop." In Australia it would be called a, "Dunny," or, "Thunderbox." In Chile an "Aldaco" and in parts of Brazil a, "patente."

In the US a term used to describe it is a, "biffy," which is derived from Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) who serviced them. It was also referred to as a, "kybo" derived from Kybo coffee. The cans were used to hold the lye used to deal with the smell.

On August 29, 2007, the highest outhouse in the continental United States — which sat atop Mount Whitney at about 4,418 meters (14,494 feet) above sea level, offering a magnificent panorama to the user — was removed.

I could go on but I think that is enough for this, "Learning Moment" on Outhouses. Remember! If you learn one new thing every day you will be a genius by the time you die.

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