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Flush toilet

A flush toilet or water closet is a toilet that disposes of the waste products by using water to sweep them away dows a drainpipe. The water is also used as a hygenic barrier between the drainpipe and the user.

It is widely held that Alexander Cumming[?] was the true inventor of the flush toilet.

Some legends misattribute the invention to Thomas Crapper.

And yet, the ancient Cretans already had perfectly functional flushing toilets circa 2000 B.C.

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