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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Happy Bathtub Day: Famous and infamous bathtubs

Rub-a-dub-dub, it's time for a scrub! Hip hip hooray, October 7 is Bathtub Day! Not to be confused with National Read in the Bathtub Day, observed in February, or National Bathtub Party Day which is held in December, this annual event commemorates the day the bathtub was introduced in England back in 1828.

In honor of Bathtub Day, why not skip the shower and go for the tub? Today is the perfect time to light (turn on) a few flameless candles, grab a glass of your favorite bubbly, pour in Mr. Bubbles and enjoy a fabulous soak in the tub. Just don’t forget your rubber duckies!

Famous & Infamous Bathtubs

  • After United States President Howard Taft got stuck in the bathtub at the White House, a larger tub was installed to accommodate his larger stature.

  • Superstars Whitney Houston and Jim Morrison both died in bathtubs.

  • The World’s Most Expensive Bathtub, according to Guinness World Records, weighs more than 2 tons when filled and costs $845,000.

  • Check out the Hot Celebrities Bathtub Photo Shoot and take a peek at Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Johnny Depp and Bradley Cooper.

  • Psycho, Fatal Attraction, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining, Splash, Sign of the Cross and Pretty Woman all have memorable bathtub scenes on the big screen. What’s your favorite bathtub movie scene?

October 7 is also National Frappe Day!


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