10 Things You Never Knew About Sinks

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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. 

  1. 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.
  2. Sinks are on average 15″ deep.
  3. Sinks are commonly made of porcelain, copper, cast iron, and stainless steel, but can be made of wood, stone, glass, and also plastic.
  4. The most expensive sinks are made of copper and stainless steel.
  5. 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!)
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. The first known sink was discovered in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) and dates back to 3000 BC.
  9. In ancient Rome, there were public fountains with large basins where people would wash their hands and clothes.
  10. 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.

I hope you’ve learned a lot about sinks in this article! You can take care of your sink with the Sink Spinner, and help your sink take care of you! This is an easy-to-use, effective, and clever product that will help you avoid dirty sinks, and help save water at the same time. Get yours today!

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