Sinks are often overlooked in the home. They are there, taking up space and doing their job, but they don’t really get any attention. However, sinks can actually have a lot of interesting features! Read on to find out 10 things you never knew about sinks.
- The noun “sink” comes from the Old English verb sincan, which means to be submerged, to go under, or subside, and refers to objects sinking in the water inside a basin.
- Sinks are on average 15″ deep.
- Sinks are commonly made of porcelain, copper, cast iron, and stainless steel, but can be made of wood, stone, glass, and also plastic.
- The most expensive sinks are made of copper and stainless steel.
- The average human spends more than 650 days of their lifetime in front of a sink, doing dishes, brushing their teeth, and washing their hands, etc. (That’s a lot of water!)
- A “wet sink” is connected to a water supply, has a drain connected to plumbing that allows the water to be emptied, and they are used in any area equipped with plumbing.
- A “dry sink” has no water supply and must be filled by adding water, usually has a cover so the surface can be used when the sink is empty, must be manually drained and they’re typically used in kitchens, bedrooms, and outside areas.
- The first known sink was discovered in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) and dates back to 3000 BC.
- In ancient Rome, there were public fountains with large basins where people would wash their hands and clothes.
- The earliest known use of the term “sink” was in 15th century England when it was referred to as the act of rinsing clothes in running water.
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