Toilet paper isn't universal. Much of the world uses water to cleanse their behinds. But many of us cannot imagine life before our precious TP, or at least a high-pressure bidet. However, for the vast majority of human history, we made due when we made doo-doo. (Sorry, had to get some toilet humor in.) Read on to never doubt the power of human innovation again.

Discover the History You Missed...

and so much more! One Cracked Fact delivers one new story from the worlds of history, science and pop culture, directly to your inbox every day. Sign up now!

Forgot Password?