Space Farts and Crappy Jobs

Another interesting infodump from, Nicholas 😃

Nicholas C. Rossis

The wee one’s fascination with bodily functions (as witnessed by her poetry) must be rubbing off on me, as I couldn’t stop browsing Quora to learn more about toilet habits, old and new.

Sher Afgan and Silvia Serra have shared a brief illustrated history of toilets from Roman to Victorian times.

Roman toilet | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall: All together now…

The best-preserved Roman loos in Britain are at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. At its height, the fort was garrisoned by 800 men, who would use the loo block you can still see today. There weren’t any cubicles, so men sat side by side, free to gossip on the events of the day. They didn’t have loo roll either, so many used a sponge on a stick, washed and shared by many people. Predictably, most Romans suffered from VD and parasites.

Housesteads Roman fort toilet | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book
Housesteads Roman fort toilet. Image: Quora

Old Sarum…

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5 thoughts on “Space Farts and Crappy Jobs

  1. Another very great and also funny information, by Nicholas! Wow, where does he find all this? 😉 Thank you for reblogging, Chris! Enjoy a beautiful rest of the Sunday, and a great start into the new week! Michael

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