Thomas Crapper, you may have heard of him. He is commonly thought to be the inventor of the toilet. Yes, a man back in the 1800s named Crapper became the famous plumber, business man, and yes I know the saying “have to go take care of business”. The water closet as it is also called can actually be traced back as far as 1596. This guy named John, you know like going to the John, another common name for the toilet. John Harrington, who actually was related to Queen Elizabeth, the person on the throne, yes this to is a common name for the toilet. So next time you have to go to the privy and go potty remember these fine people who I am sure have had their hands as well as their minds on Crap.