’00’

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00_restroom_germany

Two zeros: one sign

00‘ was used in Germany to indicate a public toilet.

00‘ do not refer to toilet seats or a butt!

How did ’00’ come to mean restroom?

A leftover from medieval ages…

sign_00_toilet_germany

In medieval ages the hotels didn’t have toilets in each room. They used to have only one bathroom on each floor. The room numbering started with the 1 so they needed another number/sign, so they took the ‘0’ or the ‘00‘.

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