Why You Should Give A Crap About World Toilet Day
It's World Toilet Day. While pooping is the subject of potty humor in the West, it's a serious and sometimes deadly issue in underdeveloped countries.By Jake Godin | November 19, 2014
All right, folks, it's time for some toilet talk. Seriously. This Wednesday marks the second annual World Toilet Day, and while the subject is easy to make fun of, it's a big issue.
That's because according to the United Nations, 2.5 billion people, or 35 percent of the world's population, currently don't have access to basic sanitation such as toilets and latrines.
THE GUARDIAN: "More people around the world have access to mobile phones than to toilets. The numbers are actually quite close both are around the 4.5 billion mark but the implications are clear — we value a text, a tweet and blinking pixels more than one of our most basic sanitary needs."