Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Public Toilets Are NEVER Fully Enclosed… The Reason Why Makes TOTAL Sense.

Public bathrooms are probably the most benign and uninspiring places in the world. In fact, most of the time we can't wait to get in and get out as quickly as humanly possible.

But there is one interesting aspect of public restrooms that's overlooked, and the reasons for it make a lot of sense. You probably haven't noticed this before (and if you have, it probably wasn't for a good reason), but check out the explanation below. You'll never look at public restrooms the same way again.

This is a pretty standard scene in a public restroom.

Looking at this image, it seems like there's not much to question.

This is a pretty standard scene in a public restroom.

But there's something you're missing.

It's a quality shared by most North American bathrooms.

But there's something you're missing.

Can you tell what it is?

Hint: Check out the floor and the ceiling.

Can you tell what it is?

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That's right: There's a whole lot of space between the door and the floor/ceiling.

But the question is, why?

One explanation is emergencies.

If someone has a problem in a stall, it's easier for people to realize what's going on and come in and help.

One explanation is emergencies.

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