Question of the day: Why are toilets still made out of porcelain?

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Posted August 1, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

ANSWER: Because they are.

ANSWER 2: We also just wanted a really good reason to post a giant picture of a toilet.

ANSWER 3: BECAUSE I SAID SO NOW GO BACK TO BED!

REAL ANSWER: It’s the most efficent material for the job

gizmodo.com offers us this

A toilet needs to do three things well, according to Brian Hedlund, Kohler’s senior product manager for toilets. First, “It needs to be a flushing engine.” Next, he says, “It needs to be water-proof, clean, and sanitary.” Finally, explains Kohler’s king of thrones, “it needs to be sturdy.” Because people sit on it. Some of those people will be quite heavy. Porcelain, as it turns out, aces at all three of these requirements.

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