The "throne" was invented by an Englishman in 1596 for Queen Elizabeth 1st. Weirdly though, King George II of Great Britain died falling off the toilet in 1760. Apparently, the average person spends 3 years of their life sat on the toilet ! However, it's thought that about 2.6 billion people still don't have a proper flushing toilet, mostly in China and India. There's meant to be around 40,000 germs per square inch on the average toilet door handle, so better wash your hands after ! Oh, and the official research is that over 75% of us have the toilet paper rolled over rather than under ! Quite right too !