Why is it?

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    Take a good look at your toilet. The flushing handle is most likely on the top left-hand side of the tank. Why is that? Why couldn't it just as easily be on the right hand side of the tank or maybe even in the middle? Is this a plot by some left-hand individual to take control of America? It just doesn't seem fair that we don't have a choice concerning the location of the handle.
     
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    It's a cultural thing.
     
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    It's so right-handed guys can flush while they're peeing.
     
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    you can order them on either side and there are ones with it in the middle as well.....
     
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    Maybe they just wanted to piss you off.;)
     
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    Mine are on the right hand side :)
     
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    Didn't take this thread long to go in the crapper. :D
     
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    Most people are right handed and would use that hand to wipe their butts and such. It would seem that putting the handle on the left would make it more logical for one to then use their clean left hand to flush.

    Regardless, clean that toilet handle frequently!
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
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    The last two bathrooms I remodeled, I used these:

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    Perhaps it is a northern/southern hemisphere thing?
     

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