Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The Best of Wikipedia

Mr. Feelings feels knowledge matters. That's why I'm starting a new weekly series, The Best of Wikipedia. While Wikipedia is hardly a new toy, it is one that rarely grows old. When you put editorial power in the hands of the masses, beautiful things happen... dictators overthrown, disease cured, hunger wiped out, and a 1,000 word essay about the history of the bidet finally answers the questions we were all thinkings, but were too afraid to ask. That's communal intelligence at its best. Full thoughts on bidets after the jump.

Did you know bidet is a French word for pony? Makes sense seeing how both do a fantastic job cleaning the anus. Thank French furniture designer Christophe Des Rosiers for thinking up the toilet pony. Sometime in the 17th century he was commissioned to design a drinking fountain that could also function as a chamber pot, bath basin, and shower. It did a fantastic job at all four tasks, but purvey French royalty derived more pleasure by allowing the gentle stream of water to clean the buttocks. Cried King Louis X1V, "It's just like my childhood pony! I shall call this bidet!" He died a week later, most probably of bidet poisoning.

Other facts gleaned from this article, Victorians had some strange kinks. Check out this etching.

WOW! hot! Hot! HOTTT!

Godspeed, Wikipedia. Godspeed.

P.S. Feel free to tip Mr. Feelings to any other fantastic Wikipedia entries.

1 comment:

Jerk Stupidneck said...

Call me old fashioned, but I still go outside for a pony lick every morning, and there ain't no way I'm using no newfangled badet or whatever!