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
Imagine the surprise of a team of French archaeologists, who were excavating an old communal toilet at Fontainbleu Palace to prepare the area for restoration, when they discovered a rare treasure within the depths of the toilet itself. A hairpin pulled from the old restroom turned out to belong to 16th century Queen Catherine de Medici, who was identified as its owner by the interlocking “C’s” at its head.
This Adorable Baby Possum
What do you do when your husband finds a baby possum randomly taking a dip in your toilet? If you’re anything like this inspiring and calm San Antonio couple
, you help the little guy out, take his picture, and give him the fantastically punny name Hairy Pot-ter.
An 18th Century Sex Toy
During the excavation of the latrine in what was believed to be an 18th century fencing school in Poland, archaeologists discovered a relic
that was pretty excited
to be found. The nearly 300-year-old dildo was in as good of a shape as ever. In its original form, it was made of leather and full of bristles. They just don’t make ’em like the used to.
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
When a South Florida mom and daughter couldn’t get their toilet to flush
, they finally decided it was time to call in the professionals to investigate what could be blocking the pipes. Alisa Scott of Roto Rooter came to check out the pipes. She wasn’t in the bathroom long before the family heard a blood-curdling scream. Scott found a foot and a half-long iguana making residence in the pipes
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
When two Beaufort, South Carolina women discovered a shark in a public park restroom
toilet, they did what any self respecting women would do: screamed their butts off. After the initial shock wore off, the ladies were able to regain enough composure to call authorities, who suspected the dead shark was placed in the toilet by pranksters.
A HUUUUUUUUGE Snake
When an Australian man named Erik Rantzau discovered a three meter-long carpet python chilling in his toilet bowl, he decided that removal was a job best left to an expert. So he called in a professional snake wrangler to wrestle the beast into submission and take back his toilet bowl.
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
When an Oklahoma woman took her daughter into a public toilet, she happened to glance down into it only to find a set of eyes peeping back up at her. As it turned out, a 52-year-old man
was crouching in its depths, amongst the sewage. When the cops arrived to pull the guy out, hose him off, and arrest him, he claimed that it was his “girlfriend” who had hit him over the head and shoved him into the toilet. To the surprise of no one, no evidence of the attack or existence of said girlfriend was ever found.
This Impossibly Large Fish
The McDonald’s employee
who found this fish in the bathroom at work was at a loss for an explanation, but he did have the foresight to realize his discovery was Internet-worthy. He left it up to web users around the globe to speculate how it got there and why. Maybe the big guy just wanted a value meal?
$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.