Everybody needs a bath tub, shower or even both to stay clean and maintain personal hygiene. Bathtub and shower combos are becoming more popular every year, and for good reason. These bathing options provide better security, stability and variety. Let’s take a look at four fun facts about bathtubs, from past to present.
Back in the day, there were no fancy bathtub and shower combos to keep people clean. Instead, even the most prestigious rulers and leaders washed up only when resources and time allowed. It wasn’t until the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, took office that the first bathtub appeared in the White House. Unfortunately, the actual bathing was a bit tricky as there was no running water. Franklin Pierce, the 14th man to serve as President, was the first to have a tub installed in the stunning Washington D.C. residence. In today’s world, we can’t imagine any president without a gorgeous bath.
People do a lot of different things in the bathtub. While many like to relax and unwind, others enjoy reading, drinking a glass of wine or talking on the phone. Kids love to splish and splash with their toys in the tub. Apparently children aren’t the only ones who get creative during bath time. Once, a Monopoly game played in a bathtub lasted for nearly 99 hours! It seems a bit crazy, but the game participants managed to stay in the bathtub for a very long time.
Rumor has it one of Hollywood’s darlings filled her bathtub with a different kind of bubbles! Starlet Marilyn Monroe was known for bathing in champagne. 350 bottles were needed to fill the bathtub to her liking. Now that’s one way to live luxuriously!
There are some pretty funny state laws pertaining to personal hygiene and taking baths. One of the most peculiar ones comes from the Grand Canyon State. In Arizona, donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs. It’s against the law! Although it seems very rare that these animals would ever wind up in a bathtub, apparently it happened enough that they had to lay down the law. On the other side of the country in Kentucky, a historic law required citizens to take a bath at least once every year. In today’s world, people take baths or showers everyday! With bathtub and shower combos for the modern home, there is no limit to how often one can freshen up!