There was probably some guy toiling in his basement workshop, inventing things-with his wife at the top of the stairs, pleading with him to come upstairs and watch The Honeymooners with her- Struck on this idea when she was fussing about his bathroom habits.
Somehow he got these onto store shelves, probably in plumbing supplies. But who needs it? If your toilet seat is THAT filthy, you have bigger problems. I mean, lifting it with this little wooden thing? And how clean is that after a few days? No, I think we’ll stick to Clorox.