We as humans do not often converse about our bowel movements. We consider them to be private affairs, perhaps only for discussion with a healthcare professional.
But thanks to the support of Bill and Melinda Gates, a new video is now making the rounds on YouTube. It comes from the channel It's Okay To Be Smart, and it covers the topic of poop.
Not just poop, though. It also discusses the toilet and how it completely changed human history.
After recounting the history of humans finding a way to distance themselves from their waste byproducts, the video then tackles a truly concerning fact.
We may take toilets for granted (except when they overflow or get clogged), but perhaps we shouldn't.
It turns out that 1 in 3 people on Earth don't have access to toilets or latrines. And that 13% of the population practices open defecation which means going out in the open. Be it a river, the woods, or whatever, this is no place for human beings to do number two.
Open defecation can lead to the transmission of numerous diseases and maladies. These diseases can be fatal in third world countries.
Head over to the next page to learn about the history of the toilet and the dangers of not having access to them.