People Never Pooped Before The Toilet Was Invented
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Just the other day, I was sitting on the commode while reading Dilbert and thinking to myself, "Ya know... This would be really uncomfortable if this toilet wasn't here."
Thus, I came to the inevitable conclusion: No human ever pooped before the toilet was invented.
Think you can prove me wrong?
Well then, take me on in this quick little game of wit and I'll show you that I am, hands down, the number one debater in town.
You can't lie to a body system. Humans had stomachs and intestines even when they were just evolving. That means that they had to poop sometimes. And with no toilets, people would have just went to the bushes and done their business.
You see, the term "poop" comes from the onomatopoeia poupen or popen, which originally meant "fart". "Poop" didn't come into its current meaning until sometime around the year 1900 A.D.
Were toilets invented before the year 1900 A.D.? If so, then the statement "No human ever pooped before the toilet was invented" is a true statement.
Well, I happen to be in luck because some of the first indoor toilets can be seen in civilizations as far back as the Indus Valley civilization (2,600-1,900 BC) where streets were built on a grid pattern and networks of sewers were dug under them. That's a good 4,500 years before 1900 A.D. and that just accounts for the toilets which used running water.
The truth is we actually don't know exactly when the toilet was first "invented" because a toilet can be defined as any apparatus that is used for defecation and urination. Technically, that means that anything you use for peeing in or on would be your proverbial toilet. So the person who invented the toilet... was the first person who ever pooped.
You have very good points, however the first poop to be ever found was 50,000 years old. During that time Neanderthals roamed the Earth, meaning there was no way a toilet could have been made. However according to national geographic the first poop to be made was at that time, way before the toilet.
You brought up the point that poop originated in 1900 AD, but actually the term was very popular in the 1560-1580s. The first toilet was made in 1596. As you can see the it was made later than the actual term poop. Therefore I must state the people did poop before the first toilet.
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