The INTERCRANIAL WHIZBANG HOUR: A Truly Crappy Show TUES 8 PM CST

  • Tue
    Jan 25
    8:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Sat
    Jan 29
    12:17 am -
    12:17 am

 

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January 27th is Thomas Crapper Day, and this year is the 101st anniversary of his passing.  Contrary to popular belief, Mr. Crapper (and it was 'Mr.' not 'Sir Thomas') did not invent the flush toilet, which in fact predates him by over 200 years.  And referring to the toilet as 'the crapper' has nothing to do with him either.  'Crap' derives from the Latin 'crappa', meaning chaff, or waste products.

However, Mr. Crapper did much to popularize the flush toilet, supplying them to two kings of England in his day, not to mention creating the first bathroom-fittings showroom.   And he also patented a number of improvements in toilet design, not least of which was the ballcock.

The Intercranial Whizbang Hour is proud to open this week's show with a salute to the life and achievements of Mr. Thomas Crapper.  

BathAnd coincidentally enough, January is Bath Safety Month so we'll be spending a lot of time in the bathroom together.

Tuesday 1/25/11, 8-10 PM.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K.