A Stinky History of Toilets: Flush with Fun Facts and Disgusting Discoveries (Wacky Histories) (Hardcover)

A Stinky History of Toilets: Flush with Fun Facts and Disgusting Discoveries (Wacky Histories) By Olivia Meikle, Katie Nelson, Ella Kasperowicz (Illustrator), Neon Squid Cover Image
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Description


You sit on it every day, but how much do you really know about your toilet? Discover the history of pooping and peeing in this frankly disgusting nonfiction book.

Authors Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle have scoured the toilet bowls and sewers of the world to find out how humans have done their business throughout history. It’s time to get to the bottom of toilets! Prepare to be revolted by:

• A fossilized Viking turd discovered by archaeologists
• The Mongol catapult used to fling smelly poop at their enemies
• The reason ancient Romans used pee to wash their clothes

Filled with poop facts and vomit-inducing stats, you will also learn how diseases like cholera spread through bad sanitation, why some of the earliest toilets had a tendency to explode, and how medieval kings and queens had special helpers to wipe their bums.

Featuring hilarious illustrations by Ella Kasperowicz, it’s a history book like no other!

About the Author


Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle are sisters who host the women's history podcast What'sHerName, which shines a light on amazing women often unfairly overlooked in history. Katie has a PhD in History from the University of Warwick, UK, and teaches at Weber State University. Olivia teaches Women's Studies and English at the University of Denver and Naropa University.

Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle are sisters who host the women's history podcast What'sHerName, which shines a light on amazing women often unfairly overlooked in history. Katie has a PhD in History from the University of Warwick, UK, and teaches at Weber State University. Olivia teaches Women's Studies and English at the University of Denver and Naropa University.

Ella Kasperowicz, AKA Ellastrated, is a UK-based illustrator. She creates playful, relatable and modern information illustrations inspired by travel, mental health, and friendship.

Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love—written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.

Praise For…


"Sure to elicit both groans and giggles in equal measure. . . This STEM selection is flush with high-interest appeal." —Booklist

"A fascinating history of the porcelain god and other sanitary (and unsanitary) practices." —Kirkus



Product Details
ISBN: 9781684493739
ISBN-10: 1684493730
Publisher: Neon Squid
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Wacky Histories