Sir John Harington, of Kelston, was an English courtier, author and master of art, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet.

Sir John Harington, of Kelston, was an English courtier, author and master of art, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet, according to Wikipedia.

In honor of Sir John Harington, the inventor of the flush toilet, Stallman’s Guide will present “The Dirty Harington” award to the filthiest public toilet we review each year.

The award will be announced annually on August 4th, the anniversary of Harington’s birthday.