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Who invented the toilet?

Sep 14, 2009

Who invented one of the most useful devices known to mankind?

Who invented one of the most useful devices known to mankind?

While Thomas Crapper is commonly given credit for inventing the first flushing toilet in the late 1800s, the first version can actually be traced back to 1596.  At this time, a British nobleman, Sir John Harrington, first engineered and invented a valve that could release water from the water closet (WC) when pulled.  Sir Harrington, who was also the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, recommended pulling the valve (“flushing” the toilet) once a day for sanitary purposes.

So if Thomas Crapper didn’t invent the toilet, why is he given credit?

Three centuries after Sir Harrington’s invention, Crapper had a successful career in the plumbing industry and did earn nine patents for plumbing products in England.  Unfortunately, none of those nine patents granted between 1861-1904 were for the flushing toilet.

While he did not invent the toilet, Crapper still has a close connection to the first patent for the toilet.  Albert Gilblin, an employee of Crapper, holds the 1819 British Patent for a “Silent Valveless Water Waste Preventer”.  This device was a system which allowed a toilet to flush effectively.  Crapper later purchased the rights for this patent from his employee and marketed the device.

So even though he didn’t invent the crapper himself, we still owe a big thank you to Crapper for helping bring the product to the masses and also to the Chinese for inventing toilet paper in 50 B.C.

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249 Responses to “Who invented the toilet?”

  1. destiny - October 22nd, 2009 at 7:02 am


  2. lucely - November 13th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    wow i can’t believe that name!!!

  3. Sarah - November 19th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    thnx mr.crapper i love my toilet!!! it has a very soft toilet seat!!

  4. demi - November 24th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    o wow if there wasnt a toilet i would have to go on the ground

  5. Naomi - December 1st, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I LOVE TOILETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. dakota - December 2nd, 2009 at 9:02 am


  7. heather - December 3rd, 2009 at 8:16 am

    OMG, that is funny that his last name is that…i guess that is where we got the word from. ha. but that is really cool….i looked this up when we were looking up cool inventors…lol
    funny stuff

  8. kyriah lynne - December 3rd, 2009 at 10:25 am

    crapper thats like crap funny name omg lol fm npd

  9. Lady - December 4th, 2009 at 10:13 am

    im gl@d we have toliot 2daty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. paul mitchell - December 4th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    now i know why it is called the crapper.

  11. George Mary - December 7th, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Mr. crapper. Will u marry me ????

  12. Alana - December 7th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Someone told me that crapper invented the toilet and someone else told me it wasnt true so i looked it up and i was half right.
    I told my friends and they just laughed. im so glad that i was right. now i know why i could say crap in school. lol. i love the crapper (toilet) lol

  13. dan t - December 8th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    OMG know i know why most people including me call the toilet a crapper, all because of mr. crapper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. eh - December 16th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    toilet rockss

  15. myyyyynammeeqahuaszfh - December 16th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    toilet rockss oh ya boobooooo

  16. Greg Messler - December 16th, 2009 at 11:45 am


  17. maddie + rhiyana - December 20th, 2009 at 3:03 pm


  18. Bobby - December 22nd, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Mr. Crapper is a funny name!

  19. mr.crapper - December 26th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Im not dead yet!!!!

  20. manu - December 30th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    MLIA brought me here :))

  21. peekaboo - January 7th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    thank for the invention,pretty cool

  22. peekaboo - January 8th, 2010 at 7:45 am

    thank for the invent, RIP MR.CRAPPER

  23. hot wallpapers - January 8th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    i didnt even think of it before reading this post that what would i have to do if there were no toilets lol….

    probably i would have to go to the open grounds or in the fields hehe


  24. vanessa - January 21st, 2010 at 9:19 am


  25. shamz - January 25th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    lol i would use a bucket and a shovel if there where no toilets

  26. caleigh - January 31st, 2010 at 8:49 am

    first of all it is john crapper secand that is were the word crap came from

  27. warrior princess - February 9th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Wow! Thinks for the toliet my dear friend called the crapper…oh look I have to go use it! Thanks the for real!

  28. brittany - February 11th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    omg .. i would hate to have the lastname crapper.. BRITTANY CRAPPER! xD HA!

  29. french fries - February 12th, 2010 at 5:02 am

    thanks mister CRAPPER! lololololololol hahahahah that name gets me every time!

  30. balls on a stick - February 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    erm…why is he given credit? Well you think about it? which one sounds more awesome? we say..oh im gonna o take a CRAP we dont say oh man i think i just herrington’d my pants, you know? it just works better

  31. myra - February 15th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Thanx soo much 4 the answer to my question! My dad & I were talking about this & boy oh boy am I thankful for Mr. Crapper. He saved our lives! Lol

  32. retarded spazo - February 15th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha that is so silly ” Mr Crapper” rofl

  33. your best friends - February 20th, 2010 at 1:19 pm



  34. keara - February 21st, 2010 at 7:36 am

    wowww i would hav neva thought toilets where so historic.. hahahahahahaha :)

  35. bob - February 23rd, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    who invented the outhouse then????

  36. nick - February 23rd, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    O so thats where crapper came from and i heard that at school and i wanted 2 see if it was true but THANKU MR CRAPPER I dont no what id do with out the ”crapper”

  37. elizabeth - March 5th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    thats a funny name i dont need a toilet i have abackyard and a shovel

  38. toilet man - March 9th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    the toilet is a miricle if it wasn’t for crapper i would’ve been digging holes in the back yard.

  39. richie - March 10th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    what just a name like that i would be made fun of. i still do like the toilet.

  40. walter - March 15th, 2010 at 4:01 pm


  41. Robin - March 17th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you Mr. John Crapper. You are a man of the ages.

  42. Lola Estefan - March 19th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Thomas ur work is good

  43. Journee - March 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Yo crapper <3 the name! the toilet is the best thing that ever happened to anyone in man kind!

  44. Fred the flying fish - March 23rd, 2010 at 7:35 am


  45. Andy Laferriere - March 23rd, 2010 at 5:30 pm


  46. amanda - March 23rd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    hey yo. mr. crapper thanks for the throne

  47. Andy Laferriere - March 23rd, 2010 at 5:40 pm


  48. amanda - March 23rd, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    thanks amillion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. ariel - March 25th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    is your last name Crapper cuz you invented the toilet?

  50. amanda - March 25th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    hey mr. crapper thanks for the throne ours gets plugged up every once in a while but when my dad told me who invented the toylet i thought that it was invented by some person who was stupid!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND YOU SIR ARE SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW ITS THE CRAP CRAPPER S***ER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. kia - April 1st, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    OMG!that is halloreus:haha me and jess where lol at that photo we said”what is that?”

  52. jess - April 1st, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    What is that it looks like a crapper with a little bit of crap and leafs mixed together but hhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaalllllllllrrrrrrrrroooooooouuuuusssssssss any way thats awsome

    love je$$

  53. rich - April 3rd, 2010 at 7:35 pm


  54. ThomasCrapper - April 5th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I’m his biggest fan!! My real name is Thomas Crapper. It’s not a funny name..I’m quite use to it now.

    Just Kidding!! My name is Keegan(- :

  55. breanna - April 6th, 2010 at 7:45 am

    even though mr.crapper is a funny name doesnt mean it is ok for u to make fun of it

  56. Marx Devil - April 21st, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Nice work, Crapper!!!!! 😉
    That name is just EPIC. :)
    Simply Epic.
    -Marx Devil 😉 XD

  57. joe - April 26th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I have to wonder if the slang term “crapper” was coined after Mr. Crapper, and later “crap”. So although the toilet wasn’t named after Crapper, what we do in it, is named after him.

  58. i heart shane h. - April 27th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    i have to do a social studies project on who invented the toilet. so i came here

    caleigh b.

  59. herrington - May 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I can’t believe Mr.Crapper is taking all the credit. Please start saying “I have to take a Herrington”!

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  61. Molly - May 7th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Glad we could help!

  62. Jessica - May 7th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    crapper is a very funny name hahahaha that name is so funny :) hahaha omg its so funny lol

  63. brianna - May 12th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    is the name crapper why you invented the toilet if it is it explains a lot

  64. miranda - May 29th, 2010 at 2:40 am

    nice work thomas i realy love my toilet

  65. Maddy - May 30th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    thanks alot mr.crapper but why steal an invention thats not yours top claim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????

  66. lolz - May 31st, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    ohmygod i could not live without my wonderful toilet!

  67. Emily - June 1st, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    im happy we don’t have to crap on the ground Mr.Crapper

  68. wmv converter - June 2nd, 2010 at 12:11 am

    thank for the invention,pretty cool,I have to do a social studies project on who invented the toilet. so i came here ,thank you sharing

  69. led lamps - June 19th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    That picture is the single most gross thing I have seen today. Ick. A toilet of some sort has been around for thousands of years, one with a flush though.. that’s a different story.

  70. sexeractle - June 22nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    that toilet is all mest up. i could have invented a better one

  71. Serena - July 6th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    you are soooooo awsome and your name is halarious!!!!!!!! LOL

  72. Victoria - July 6th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Thomas CRAPPER is a funny name

  73. Kcody - July 11th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    thx mr. crapper. you made people have relief

  74. koko - July 20th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    did you read the article, it was sir John Harrington

  75. CHICK MAGNET - July 22nd, 2010 at 1:17 am


    THANK ‘U’!

  76. nigga - August 8th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    is that where i need to take a crap came from?

  77. ms.sarah - August 8th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    billion kisses Mr. Crapper.. :))

  78. John Lennon - August 12th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Very Exquisite

  79. victoria commercial photography - August 18th, 2010 at 4:16 am

    suits his name though. hahaha! CRAPPER!

  80. sir john harrington - August 19th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    jerk u stole my idea

  81. portrait photography - August 30th, 2010 at 5:51 am

    If there weren’t any toilet? Oh crap! were would we put them…

  82. SANDRA DOMONGUEZ - August 30th, 2010 at 6:53 am

    im glad we have this toilet so i can use it when i eat something bad i can use it.

  83. Plasma god blog - August 31st, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you Mr. Crapper :)

  84. Nick the stick - September 1st, 2010 at 4:40 am

    I just crapped on my crapper. Pizza poop.

  85. brandon - September 3rd, 2010 at 6:56 am

    i think crapping in a dirt hole and burying it would be more exciting. pooping in a toilet has just gotten lame over the years

  86. Finn Carlson - September 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    wait i dont understand everyone says thanks mister crapper but the article above says John Harrington did it not mr. crapper

  87. Brianna Kay - September 21st, 2010 at 5:38 am

    :) sweeeet. I want your last name(:

  88. Molly - September 21st, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Though Thomas Crapper didn’t invent the toilet, he is part of toilet history!

  89. Hannah - September 21st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    that was the most hilarious name i ever heard LoL i can’t believe that he has a name like that

  90. Brad - September 23rd, 2010 at 10:55 am

    LOL i love the crapper

  91. Hannah - September 23rd, 2010 at 4:58 pm


  92. Sam - October 6th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    good to know i’ve been wondering for years

  93. Molly - October 8th, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Glad we could help Sam!

  94. Riley - October 8th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    LOL crapper…….. what a suckish last name!! but i would DIE if i didn’t have a tolet in my house!! do you know why? BECAUSE IT WOULD SMELL SO FREAKIN BAD!!!!! :S

  95. gary @ leveling in world of warcraft - October 19th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the great post about the toilet inventor. Thomas Crapper was a great man and know I know why his last name is so popular. I’m looking forward to reading a lot more of your site in the future.

  96. Nellie - November 2nd, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    omg is that where we got the word from? ha-ha very funny lol

  97. kj - November 15th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Crap crapper same thing but why was the toilet invented lol B)

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  99. lol - December 1st, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Thomas Crapper…

  100. jennie - December 10th, 2010 at 5:42 am

    …wait if his name was Crapper ..then why do we call it a toilet?

  101. hannah - January 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 am

    mr. crapper i like ur idea my dad clogs that invention up every day

  102. anonimus - January 8th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Mr crapper didnt invent the toilet!! sir john harrington did,
    can you people read??

  103. anthony francois - January 12th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    mr.crapper crap in your crapper

  104. Keasha - January 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Does anyone even know if he’s American or not? I think everyone should know if the inventer of the toilet is American or not.

    Love Keasha ;D

  105. Molly - January 19th, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Keasha, Unfortunately, Americans can not take credit for inventing the flush toilet. Sir John Harrington was born in England. He was known as a godson to the Queen!

  106. Secure Hosting - January 25th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Well then, God save the Queen! And actually, the word toilet can have many meanings, including being a part of a woman’s dress.

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  108. zach - January 28th, 2011 at 7:13 am

    that is a ward name for a man :)

  109. zach - January 28th, 2011 at 7:16 am

    that is mean that Crapper got credit for what John Harrington did. :(

  110. EMAN - February 3rd, 2011 at 4:04 am

    mr crapper took credit for somone elses work….. typical americans :p (joke) the british cant talk always steal idears hahaha so basikly.. crapper is the dr dre in the plumbing industry he made the toilet mainstream ?

  111. badass - February 9th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Mr. crapper your so much better then Thomas Edison
    all he did was make light you let people not have to crap in the ground plus I can finally say crap in school lol.

  112. TRUTH - February 9th, 2011 at 7:10 pm


  113. mkv mkv - February 11th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    The most funny post I read for sure! Anyway, I do not want to be called Mr. Crapper!

  114. WoW Guide Review - February 13th, 2011 at 6:56 am

    That smelly thing is very important in one’s life.

  115. Dylan - February 15th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I love the toilet. I take five craps a day and i just wanted to say thanks crapper for inventing this i use it alot and its very fun to be on while doing other stuff on it.

  116. sierra vamp - February 15th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    wow lol thanx crapper im riting my repot on you

  117. hduejd - February 17th, 2011 at 1:13 pm


  118. Treadmill Traci - February 17th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Do you think Mr. Crapper had a Mrs. Crapper? 😛

  119. urmom - February 24th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    how come no says thanks to the real inventor Sir Harrington, its the whole point of the article

  120. Ifeanyi - March 5th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love toilets thanck to Mr.Craper I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. toiletslover - March 10th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    hey i just went !!! so thanks thomas crapper if it wasn’t for you id be out in the rain

  122. toiletslover - March 10th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    dear crapper,
    i just love the name!i feel like were good old friends!so for my birthday,i think you gave the toilet!!!!THANK CRAPPER U ROCK!!!!!I <3 U !!!!!

  123. Nicole - March 14th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    hahaha. i love his name:) <3 CRAPPER~

  124. Chicatoilet - March 16th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    thank you sir harrington. if it wasn’t for you . Mr. crapper wouldn’t get any credit.

  125. Ashley M - March 20th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Wow. How would all of you people feel if you were being made fun of behind your back. Even though Thomas Crapper is dead he can still hear you from wherever his soul might be.

  126. vaibhav - March 21st, 2011 at 12:25 am

    lol slum dog millionaire?
    hahha for the few people who actually get that :)

  127. toiletslover - March 29th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    HEY!!!! MR. Crapper im am so sorry u didnt invent the toilet!i thought u should cause ur name is AWESOME!!!!lOVE YA <3

  128. wow armory - April 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Hehe very funny!

  129. Treadmill Traci - April 5th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I just visited the toilet and really wanted to give the inventor some love for giving me a place to do all my deep thinking.

  130. McHunter - April 14th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    well well if it isnt crapper i love u mr crapper and i love my crapper once my cat fell in my crapper ps pablo says hi

  131. vent axia extractor fans - April 20th, 2011 at 4:12 am

    What a fantastic story about something I never thought I wanted to know. Know I know where the word ‘crap’ comes from. :)

  132. Jason - April 30th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Crapper didn’t invent the flushing toilet, but neither did Harrington, the Romans invented the first one although they used spounges for toilet paper

  133. MISSY - May 1st, 2011 at 11:34 am


  134. blahhhhoe - May 5th, 2011 at 6:01 am

    i love the toilet

  135. badass - May 6th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    thomas crapper didn’t make the flushing toilet sir john harrington did

  136. Bob - May 9th, 2011 at 7:14 pm



  137. nataly - May 10th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    omg u guys are so stupid idiots your comments are stupid “dont overload the crapper”

  138. Wizard 101 Grandmaster hippie - May 10th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Lol, mr crapper craped in my crapper which means i gonna have to crap in somebody else’s crapper, which is gonna force them to crap in someone else’s crapper! CRAP!

  139. Tatianna - May 13th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    without the toilet i couldnt go crap

  140. Bermad Valves - May 23rd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    A very handy & useful invention,thank you very much for making our lives easier.

  141. Benedict Larkin - May 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm


    Mr Crapper without the toilet I couldn’t go crap and I would have to go outside. Thanks Mr crapper.

  142. destiny cyrus - May 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i swear the toilet isnt that great my dad bombs it out but i do love it cause i can sing on it and i heear all of my fans thank you thomas i love you

    love destiny ray cryus

  143. daisy - May 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Your invention in very useful, thank’s 4 inventing it I use it everyday.Just excuse me 4 a moment …

  144. angus simpson - May 29th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    OMG how funny is the poor guys name hahahahhahahahahahahahahaha i will have 20 minutes in screaming constopaton for thomas crapper (that ame killes me)once again hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. angus simpson - May 29th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    i need popo

  146. unique article wizard - June 6th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    No doubt the name Crapper was just a normal name prior to this

  147. Sean andersen - July 1st, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    This man needs his noble peace prize already!

  148. James D. - July 3rd, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I can’t believe this, Thomas Crapper? Well let me tell you, this kind of name makes more sense than ‘toilet’. Interesting how things pick up names, mostly they get named by their inventors I suppose.

  149. Sprinkler System Store - July 5th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I had no idea that’s where the term crap came from. That is awesome!

  150. Pet@warcraft quest helper - July 31st, 2011 at 3:31 am

    I swear the toilet isnt that great my dad bombs it out but i do love it cause i can sing on it and i heear all of my fans thank you.

  151. Ken.Z - August 6th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    thank crapper:)

  152. Mikari - August 8th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    HAHAH! mr. crapper, XD thats so funny.

  153. Maiah - August 13th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Why are you all giving credit to Thomas Crapper?
    All he did was steal the idea from Sir John Harrington!
    Anyone can steal an idea, but not everyone can come up with a life-changing house-hold object.
    Thomas Crapper, Don’t steal other peoples ideas and claim them as you own.
    Enough Said.

  154. Supreme Being Of Wizdom - August 13th, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Reply to :Jason – April 30th, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Crapper didn’t invent the flushing toilet, but neither did Harrington, the Romans invented the first one although they used spounges for toilet paper.

    Well Jason Hate to Brake it to you but . YOURE WRONG

  155. anonymous - August 19th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    we need more Sir John harrigtons in the world to make better toilets cus mine sucks

  156. J. Biebs - August 22nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm


  157. fregin - August 24th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    well if he did not invent it then who did

  158. havenguy33 - September 1st, 2011 at 11:17 am

    i bet if thomas crapper saw that his name was a swear word hed go OMG!!!!!!!!!!

  159. havenguy33 - September 1st, 2011 at 11:18 am


  160. Akira Gorey - September 11th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    OMG, i cant believe that your name is Mr.Crapper.

  161. tom crapper - September 26th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Thomas Crapper? is that even real

  162. .b.b.b.b - October 13th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    craper didnt invent the toilet he just contributed to making it better sir john harriongton is reponsible for the invention and the flushing valve

  163. anonymous - October 13th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    thomas crapper lmao im glad thas not my dad

  164. Ethan - October 21st, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Steve Jobs had)))iToilet rulezz

  165. hoho - October 28th, 2011 at 9:21 pm


  166. bob - November 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 am

    thomas crapper did NOT MAKE THE TOILET

  167. bob - November 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 am

    he did not make the toilet

  168. john - November 9th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Hmm, so I guess my plan to force the change of toilets names from being Johns to Joes and calling my coffee “a cup of John” is unnecessary. I have a new respect for the name now that it makes since where it came from.

  169. RkTsHrM - November 14th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Ha, i knew it. Everyone tries saying that Thomas Crapper made the toilet.

  170. lily - November 17th, 2011 at 8:49 am


  171. home care medical milwaukee - November 21st, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Well, It’s my pleasure to learn about the first inventor of flush toilet. This blog really-really having huge valuable info and i appreciate your work. I wish to know more such info and more new post from you . Nice sharing .

  172. Molly - November 21st, 2011 at 6:13 am

    You’re welcome!

  173. synica - November 28th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    thanxxz for the toilt

  174. Rory - November 29th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Its obvious why he was given credit, because his name is mr. crapper.

  175. bob - December 1st, 2011 at 11:11 am

    haha thats funny

  176. OMG¡¡ - December 2nd, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    omg mr.CRAPPER ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Ö

  177. Ashley - December 8th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Best Thing Ever Invented In Man Kind!!!

  178. Nicole - December 11th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Mr.crapper was the one that made the crapper

  179. jamey - January 3rd, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    it’s not crapper
    it’s john

  180. jamey - January 3rd, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    it was john who made the pooty
    then crapper took it


  181. MInedas - January 7th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    This device was a system which allowed a toilet to flush effectively. Crapper later purchased the rights for this patent from his employee and marketed the device. now i know why i could say crap in school. i would hate to have the lastname crapper.Crapper is taking all the credit. Thomas Crapper was a great man and know I know why his last name is so popular. Sir John Harrington was born in England. I take five craps a day and i just wanted to say thanks crapper for inventing this i use it alot and its very fun to be on while doing other stuff on it. How would all of you people feel if you were being made fun of behind your back. Even though Thomas Crapper is dead he can still hear you from wherever his soul might be. I have a new respect for the name now that it makes since where it came from. Everyone tries saying that Thomas Crapper made the toilet. I wish to know more such info and more new post from you .NIce post, thanks for sharing

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  183. Josh - January 26th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This reminds me of a great game called Rocket Toilet ( )

  184. pal till - January 30th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    hhahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahhhaahhahahhahhahahhahahahahhahahaahhaahahaahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaahhahaahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahhahahahhahahahahahahhahhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha I BEAT THE GUY WITH THE HAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. Chris Edwards - February 6th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    That toilet is really dirty just like the one at my house???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  186. danny - February 23rd, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Crapper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD

  187. jamie - February 29th, 2012 at 5:36 pm


    people do u not know crap means poop and of coarse he invented it. it has his name all over it!hahaha

  188. thomas crapper - March 1st, 2012 at 11:07 am

    holly crapper!yur the reason i get stuck in the bathroom 4 3 hours straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the crap dude! crap u to crap crapper

  189. nyny - March 6th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    i want to freken throw up it is so crapy

  190. TugBoat - March 16th, 2012 at 1:00 am

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Southpark! I love it!

  191. axel55244 - March 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

    that is the worst toilet i ever seen in my life i think the toilet in the 1800s is better than that oh ya and mister crapper go crap in your toilet

  192. markus - April 13th, 2012 at 11:57 am


  193. loveme - April 19th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    nice i am doing my project on u

  194. LibertyBell - April 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Toilet, Dunny, Oval office, Thunder box, Loo, Privvie, throne in the end it’s still just a crapper

  195. makiya - May 7th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    thanx for inventing the crapper lol hahahahahahahahhahahaha=)

  196. brandon cooke - May 15th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Thank god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would hate to do it on the ground

  197. buy mp3 songs online - May 19th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    One of the best invention of mankind =))

  198. Rickster - June 2nd, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I think both in inventers got credit although the toilet is commonly referred to as the crapper. I have also heard it referred to as the John. Most things we take for granted are named after the inventer and think both would be proud to have there name on this Invention.

  199. Tk - July 5th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Im related to thomas crappers descendant, Denis Crapper …. Search him on Facebook lol he’ll tell you hahaha

  200. tolu - July 7th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    wow this is so amazing now i know

  201. Brett - July 24th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I think the tolit is amasen.

  202. Duncan Munday - September 4th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    So thats where the name came from! Always wondered how it came about.

  203. hey girl - September 12th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    hay gurl hay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  204. Ilona - October 12th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I love toilets

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  206. Leigha Farrar - October 29th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Know wonder why he made the toilet because his last name is “Crapper”!(I’m not making fun of him)

  207. Joyaee'' - November 4th, 2012 at 1:07 pm


  208. Isaiah - November 25th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    ur all giving thanks 2 crapper for a toilet when the chinese invented toilet paper. if not for them wed be walking around with crap on our butts. lol

  209. Layla - November 26th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wow Mr. Crapper no wonder some people call the toilet a “Crapper”!!! lol rotf omg so funny!!!

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  212. mr klingerwoman - December 10th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    thank you for the toilet mr crapper, if it wasnt for you i cudnt give blumpkins with my nose!

  213. kojo - December 14th, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Thanks for inventing the most useful tool ever created in the entire world eccept the phone!!!!!

  214. hi - January 14th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFG

  215. jazmine - February 20th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    that is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooofuny and the best thing in a persons life and cats to cus there is a such thing as a cat toilet

  216. lili - February 20th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    lol Jasmine{sister}is not my sister. i love to have a toilet in my home instead of the floor or a bucket

  217. jazmine - February 20th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    i love o have a toilet in place of a bucket and the floor

  218. billy burton - February 25th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    mr.crapper you’re the best i use the restroom everyday ill be in there for hours its so comfortable!!!! :) <3

  219. evan williams - February 26th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    love the name crap,can i call you that??????????????????????????????NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  220. evan williams - February 26th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Holy CRAPPER,you must have a lot of mony because peopel get now tolites every day.

  221. ty - March 12th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    wow nice name LOL

  222. toilet fan #19 - March 20th, 2013 at 6:26 am

    he must have been in deep shit 😀

  223. Say what??? - March 31st, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Haha. still wonder if he was named crapper because of the crapper or the crapper was named crapper becouse of him.

  224. Say what??? - March 31st, 2013 at 3:03 am

    nice!!!! Now i know how the shitter became the crapper!!!

  225. FidgetTheMidget8P - April 5th, 2013 at 6:08 am

    I need to take a herrington right about now…

  226. Crapper - April 12th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    thank me my invention is the CRAP!!!

  227. Ramon - April 15th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Awesome I love the toilet!!!!

  228. toilet mama - April 21st, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    thanks alot i will not share with you what i ndo with it *humps toilet*

  229. Samantha King - May 7th, 2013 at 1:18 am

    This device was a system which allowed a toilet to flush effectively. Best Thing Ever Invented In Man Kind. This blog really having valuable info and i appreciate your work. I wish to know more such info and more new post from you . Nice sharing .

  230. jeremiah tammad - May 9th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    royal flush

  231. Emily Patterson - May 14th, 2013 at 2:47 am

    It’s my pleasure to learn about the first inventor of flush toilet. This blog really-really having huge valuable info and i appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing this article.

  232. Watson Katelyn - May 22nd, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I don’t think we ever think about such things. Good to know who invented the flush toilet. I cannot imagine what people before toilets were invented:)

  233. Haley artisanal - June 19th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I would had shrugged off the topic on Toilets before as I never knew and didn’t feel the need to know about toilets.But thinking deeply,I realize that toilet is a very important device in human life to drain off the human waste,keep the surrounding clean and help keeping us away getting infected from many epidemic diseases.We all should be grateful to Dr.Crapper and Dr.Harrington for their great invention of toilets.

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  235. samantha twinsrock24 - August 8th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    First of all I congratulate you for writing such a wonderful and an informative post on a a very different,unusual and unprecedented topic ‘toilets’. The picture of the toilet gave me goosebumps but as I read the whole article,I found it very educating for the readers to know about Dr.Crapper and the history of toilets,something of utmost importance to keep the human health and its surrounding clean.

  236. D-ragon - September 6th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I find this weird but i always wanted to know who made the toilet,so to day i had some time to kill and looked it up. Suprisingly not a lot of people know who made the toilet

  237. RIVERA GABRIELLA - September 14th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I find this post really funny. Though we use the toilet everyday, I have never wondered who invented it. But whoever invented it, it is a great invention. This article is educating and I don’t’ think anybody would have thought of writing such an article.

  238. morgan jocelyn - October 1st, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I too find this post kind of weird. But truly the toilet is a boon to mankind. We cannot imagine even a single day without the toilet. It is truly educating in a way I must say:) It takes a lot of courage too to find and write something like this. Kudos to that spirit.

  239. ToiletExpert - October 1st, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Crapper didn’t invent the toilet. Harrington did.

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  243. Nelson Rolon - March 9th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I think the person we need to thank is sir John Harrington.Albert “gilblin “perfected it.As for”crapper”he just invested in. But if u think about it all three men need to be thanked. P.s got to go! Lmao.peace, love ,joy (p.l.j)

  244. Pati - April 28th, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Interesting fact, Sir John Harrington is the ancestor of “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington.

  245. Vass Kallal - May 7th, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Now the Japanese are making level up versions of cr*ppers! with warm seats and a water spray to wash your butt. and yes it feels very…….. relaxing.

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  249. Herrington - August 9th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I’m glad to see someone finally read the article. Thanks John Harrington

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