Today, November 19, we celebrate both men and poop.

According to TimeAndDate.com, International Men’s Day is “a time for many people to reflect on the contributions, sacrifices and progress made by men in society.” Also according to TimeAndDate.com, World Toilet Day is an occasion to “promote public awareness of the need for adequate toilets to improve people’s health and save lives.” Did you know that more people on this planet have a cell phone than have a toilet?

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I spent a year living with a cell phone but no toilet once. Coincidentally—as coincidentally as the coincidence of these two days—that was also a year in which I became extremely afraid of men.

You can celebrate International Men’s Day at worldtoilet.org, and International Toilet Day on Reddit.


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