Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 20

Bathroom Tech II

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 30, 2008 on The History Channel
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Bathroom Tech II
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The most used room in the home is the bathroom and it's full of tech. Visit Kohler and see the new digitally controlled uber-shower, complete with steam, music and LED chromatherapy. Check out American Standard's Champion 4--the supposedly "uncloggable" toilet. Learn all about the low-flow alternatives for showers and toilets. Touch-free fixtures and a futuristic toilet from Japan ensure a more hygienic restroom experience. Finally, what is New York City's latest hi-tech solution for going on the go?moreless
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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Most toilets flush in the key of E flat.

    • At the turn of the 17th century, Queen Elizabeth I boasted that she took a bath once a month, "...whether I need it or not."

    • In 1952 a researcher for Bristol-Myers developed the first roll-on deodorant application. It was based on the same principle as another recent introduction: the ballpoint pen.

    • According to a study conducted by the Hygiene Council, there are just 295 bacteria per square inch on a typical toilet seat. On a bathroom sink faucet handle, you'll find 6,267 bacteria per square inch.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Narrator: It's the most used room in the house, where we prepare for the day to come or wash off the day that was. It takes molten metal, powdered glass and rendered fat to help us take care of business. From touch free to low flow to pay as you go, now Bathroom Tech II, on Modern Marvels.

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