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 Why do public toilet seats have the cut out in the front where residential seats do not?

Answer The bit about the boys was the correct answer in a way. The federal government mandated it many years ago for just that reason. Since it was easier to make just one standard seat they got installed... Read More »
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Home toilet seats are a solid loop, but public seats have a gap?

Most males/people don't want to touch a public toilet seat to lift it, and will just go ahead and pee. The gap is there so that even if people don't lift it, there's a lower chance of pee touching ... Read More »
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Why are public toilet seats "U" shaped and toilet seats in private homes are a closed ring shaped?

The "U" shape is used in public places for the safety fof the health inspector. This way he won't choke if the lid slams down while he is drinking.
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Is it safe to sit on public toilet seats?

Why are toilet seats split in the front?

Split or open-front toilet seats are required for public toilets by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials' Uniform Plumbing Code, section 409.2.2. The split seat is the... Read More »
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