Louis XIII: The Moon King?

In the 1600s King Louis XIII had a toilet bowl built directly into his throne, says Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, and coauthor of IBS Cookbook for Dummies (Wiley, 2009).


He wasn’t the Sun King,

This Louis of France,

But an  earlier one  king

Who didn’t wear  pants.

When ensconced on his throne

He was Louis Thirteen,

Whether ruling or goin’

On a built-in latrine.

(The above was inspired by Walter Michka’s “Can the chatter: Do you talk in the restroom?”)



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Tags: King Louis XIV, Walter Michka


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  • I guess what they mean by "sitting on the throne, reading a magazine."

  • In reply to jack:

    He was a mover and a shaker, in more ways than one.

    From the throne he gave orders and odors.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I was thinking (or stinking) about your last point, which probably explains why the French used so much perfume.

    Je suis Pepe Le Pew.

  • In reply to jack:

    I'm laughing as I type this. Thanks.

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