Forty people a year are admitted to Accident & Emergency after tea cosy accidents. If almost one person a week is injuring themselves with a tea cosy then surely people must be coming a cropper in the bathroom.
The most common bathroom accident is caused by slipping in the bath or shower. However, nigh on eight hundred people came through the doors of casualty complaining of a loofah related problem. How someone can damage themselves with a loofah is one for the imagination. The fact that over two people are hurting themselves with them a day is slightly disturbing.
Hot Hot Heat
The late Princess Margaret famously scalded her feet in the bath. It will not come as a surprise to learn that ordinary mortals are also not averse to burning themselves in the bathroom. Over five hundred people last year reported to hospital with serious scald injuries. Worryingly on average twenty people die from scalds caused by hot bath water every year.
At Leeds festival in 2009 Charlotte Taylor got herself stuck in the toilet. Now I know of people who spend a lot of time on the throne but she was stuck in it. She was there for twenty minutes with her head wedged in the toilet before the fire brigade arrived to rescue her.
After accidentally dropping her handbag down the loo she tried to retrieve it. She put both hands down her shoulders were stuck on both sides and she became wedged in the toilet unable to move. After her rescue her embarrassment was made even greater after the firemen hosed her down before a very interested and vocal festival audience.
Famous people on the toilet
Ted Bovis in the BBC hit comedy Hi-Di-Hi used to do a routine of famous people on the toilet. A number of well known people have actually died whilst on the khazi. The stand up comic Lenny Bruce was found dead sitting on the toilet in 1966. Slightly earlier George II of England in 1760 was also discovered deceased on a slightly less glamorous throne than he was used to sitting on.
The most famous person to die in the smallest room was Elvis Presley in 1977. His biographer Peter Guralnick does state that it is possible the King of Rock and Roll died whilst “straining”. It is certainly not the way a great man should leave this world.
Take care in your bathroom it can be a very dangerous place!!