Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t help but wonder about the urban legends that said alligators and other scary animals could crawl out of the toilet and attack? Well your inner child ain’t seen nothing yet. When it comes to gross things found in toilets, these real life stories will have you checking the loo thoroughly before you go.
Just when you thought that toilet dangers were only limited to gross port-a-potty smells and the poor aim of the guy who used the stall before you, here comes a whole new list of terrifying true stories to populate your nightmares. This is a round up of the gross stuff found in toilets all over the world, as well as a few flushed items that actually turned out to be pretty fascinating.
From folks who were horrified to find random animals chilling in their toilet bowls to archeologists who accidentally unearthed centuries-old treasures, this is some bathroom humor (and horror) that you don’t want to miss. Check out some of the weirdest stuff ever to be flushed down the pipes!
A Sh*t Load of Money… Literally
As it turns out, being the most honest janitor in the world has its perks. When Chamindu Amarsinghe discovered $93,000 in both the trash bins and flushed down the pipes of an Australian toilet in 2011, he did the right thing and called in police to investigate. When the authorities failed to explain the money’s origins, however, the world’s coolest judge ruled that the janitor could keep $76,000 while awarding the rest to the state.
A Squirrel Who Somehow Took a Wrong Turn
When a Winnipeg woman investigated a strange splashing sound in her bathroom one morning around 5am, she was stunned to find a distraught squirrel struggling to make his way out of the bowl. Luckily for the little guy, the quick thinking woman deposited him back out on her patio with a pair of BBQ tongs, but not before giving him a refreshing bath in the tub first.
A Live Bomb from World War 2
When the police got a call to investigate a strange device discovered in an outdoor toilet in Stockport, England, they never suspected that it would turn out to be a live bomb from WW2. Houses in the area were evacuated and the bomb squad was called in to carefully remove the device, which then underwent a controlled explosion in a nearby park.
Most explosions in a bathroom are of the stinkier variety…
A 16th Century Queen’s Hairpin
This Adorable Baby Possum
An 18th Century Sex Toy
A Live Newborn Baby Girl
We’ve all heard horror stories of girls giving birth at prom and abandoning their babies in the restroom, but a student at a University in China took it a step further when she flushed her newborn daughter down the toilet and went back to her room to continue studying. The baby was heard crying by other students who alerted the authorities. The authorities rescued the newborn from the piping and arrest the mother.
A Foot and a Half-Long Iguana
This Super Embarrassed Guy
Upon hearing panicked screams coming from the inside of a port-a-potty in Cape Town in 2013, passers-by investigated only to discover a guy so stuck inside the toilet that it took rescue workers 40 minutes to get him out. Witnesses commented that the gentleman’s bloodshot eyes, and his ability to become trapped in a port-a-potty in the first place, suggested he may have been high off his ass. “Duh,” said literally everyone.
This Shark Who Was Chilling in the Toilet of a Public Park
A HUUUUUUUUGE Snake
A Puppy Who Survived Being Flushed by His Four-Year-Old Owner
Unfortunately for week-old cocker spaniel puppy Dyno, a toilet bowl looks an awful lot like a Jacuzzi to a four-year-old. The boy decided his puppy needed a bath and reasoned that a little more water with a flush couldn’t hurt. But the poor little pooch was sucked down the pipe. Luckily, plumbers were able to locate the little dude with a snake camera and rescue him through a nearby manhole.
The Creepiest Peeping Tom Ever
This Impossibly Large Fish
$2.7 Million Worth of Fake Poker Chips
When Christian Lusardi showed up at an Atlantic City “Poker Open No Limit Hold ‘Em” event in January of 2014, let’s just say his cards were a bit stacked.
Lusardi brought $2.7 million worth of fake chips along for the ride, though sneaking them into the tournament periodically only netted him a combined winning of $6,814. That’s when he got the brilliant idea to flush the remaining fake chips down the toilet at the Harrah’s where he was staying. However, a criminal mastermind he was not. The fake chips clogged the pipes and ultimately led to his arrest.