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Old 09-19-05, 06:40 PM   #1
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Ok guys... doing a photo/homework assignment and I need this one thing answered.

You know how they have those "Total number of hours in your life spent by doing ______?"

Ok, I need that answer for the toilet. How many hours do the average person spend on the can?
I tried to google it but came with nothing. A website would be awesome.


Not joking, serious question... smart a$$ remarks come right on in!

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Old 09-19-05, 08:55 PM   #2
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Well, about 10 minutes a day. So, according to the death clock which I just tried, I will live 90 years. I'm watching football, and drinking captain morgan for pirates day, so you need to figure it out yourself...

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Old 09-20-05, 07:13 AM   #3
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Hmmm. Never been much for pot sitting. I'm a speed-crapper.

I would estimate no longer than 10 minutes a day.
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Old 09-20-05, 07:34 AM   #4
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First: you haven't clarified whether you want time spent on 'toilet stuff' or just 'time spent there'.

Nope, I couldn't find anything much either
I spend on average about 40 mins a day, normally.
If I don't like my job, I spend on average about 3 hours there.

Other toilet statistics I found...
- Nearly 25 percent of all five year-olds still wet their beds
- The toilet is the number one water waster in your home: 29% (you should see Dutch toilets - they have a platform for your poop. Saves water)
- there are 1111 people for every toilet in Gosavi Vati (a slum in India)


I reckon your best best is to just do a random survey of people on the street. You'll get faster responses than here.
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Old 09-20-05, 09:04 AM   #5
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Great topic!

When I was in USAF Combat Training School in Texas, the latrine had four rows of 10 toilets that were 6 inches apart with no walls.
Consequently, I didn't spend much time there at all. We called it the "hurry-up offense".

That was in 1978. Now, I'm more civilized, but I'm still carrying the scars of my A.F. days.

7 minutes tops.

And while we're on a topic that seldom arises here, I'll share this with you:
The same rule applies to wiping your arse AND cleaning your M-16: don't stop when you get most of it.
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Old 09-20-05, 09:09 AM   #6
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i don't understand why people want to spend a lot of time there. i mean, you're literially sitting 5 inches from your own waste. not to mention the air is filled with fecal matter particles, which are attaching themselves to your clothes, hair, and skin.
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Old 09-20-05, 09:16 AM   #7
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the latrine had four rows of 10 toilets that were 6 inches apart with no walls.
Consequently, I didn't spend much time there at all.
I saw on some TV history show they've excavated Roman public toilets and they had a slab of stone with a row of about 20 keyhole shaped holes a few inches apart. The host of the show said they believe they were unisex toilets.
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i don't understand why people want to spend a lot of time there. i mean, you're literially sitting 5 inches from your own waste. not to mention the air is filled with fecal matter particles, which are attaching themselves to your clothes, hair, and skin.
Did you see the MythBusters episode about fecal particles on your toothbrush? Yikes.

Oh, about 20 minutes.
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i don't understand why people want to spend a lot of time there. i mean, you're literially sitting 5 inches from your own waste. not to mention the air is filled with fecal matter particles, which are attaching themselves to your clothes, hair, and skin.
It's Man's last sanctuary.
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The fact that all different types of particulate matter have been floating in the air for centuries has allowed the body to accept them as normal. Don't get all uptight about it.
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i don't understand why people want to spend a lot of time there. i mean, you're literially sitting 5 inches from your own waste. not to mention the air is filled with fecal matter particles, which are attaching themselves to your clothes, hair, and skin.
Hence the courtesy flush, my dear man. And you have fecal matter particles on you right now. Deal.

I'm almost daily, 7-10 min sounds about right. Was I drinking the night before? Make that 10-15. Thanks.
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i'm mostly talking about the guys at work who sit in there for half an hour at a time. why anyone would spend time in close quarters with numerious other people busting their guts is way beyond me. i'm in and out. and besides, airborn fecal matter comes from farts as well, and if someone is sick they are spreading bacteria the same way a sneeze does. which is why i don't spend a lot of time sitting around people with colds either - if i can help it. i'm hardly a germaphobe (sp?), i just don't seem to relish in it like some folks do.
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Old 09-20-05, 02:33 PM   #13
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5-8 craps a day. 5-7 minutes each.
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Old 09-20-05, 02:47 PM   #14
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- The toilet is the number one water waster in your home: 29%
I go with the "Meet the Fockers" quote... if it is yellow let it mellow, if it is brown send it down

7-10min, daily
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Ok guys... doing a photo/homework assignment and I need this one thing answered.

You know how they have those "Total number of hours in your life spent by doing ______?"

Ok, I need that answer for the toilet. How many hours do the average person spend on the can?
I tried to google it but came with nothing. A website would be awesome.


Not joking, serious question... smart a$$ remarks come right on in!

Thanks.
I'd say about 10 to 15 minutes. Day after taco bell is always quicker..haha.

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Old 10-04-05, 12:22 PM   #16
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ok everbody can relax. from the website i looked at it stated that a person spends about 3 years of their life on the toilet. i got it from amusingfacts.com
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Old 10-04-05, 03:42 PM   #17
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I go with the "Meet the Fockers" quote... if it is yellow let it mellow, if it is brown send it down

7-10min, daily
Send it down to chinatown.
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Well, about 10 minutes a day. I dont poopie at school though, I do my business at home with a good four wheeling mag.

Wow that sounds very dirty.
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Old 10-04-05, 09:50 PM   #19
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I let out this like, 18 incher today at work, man it felt good unloading that.
The water in the toilet kinda backed up a little all the way to the rim before everything just emptied out, it was pretty scary.
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I let out this like, 18 incher today at work, man it felt good unloading that.
The water in the toilet kinda backed up a little all the way to the rim before everything just emptied out, it was pretty scary.
Was that in addition to the liter of urine?
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Was that in addition to the liter of urine?
Nah, it was like maybe 8 ounces.
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my vegan poo is always very quick, i'm rarely sitting for over a minute at a time.
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I let out this like, 18 incher today at work, man it felt good unloading that.
The water in the toilet kinda backed up a little all the way to the rim before everything just emptied out, it was pretty scary.
I remember years ago when I worked at McD's, a coworker came out of an extended toilet break and started bragging about how long his turd was... "it wrapped around the bowl three times before it broke!"

The saddest thing was that another bonehead colleague decided to start a bragging war with him.
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my vegan poo is always very quick, i'm rarely sitting for over a minute at a time.
I feel sorry for you.
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Hmmm...

If I sit max 5 minutes per day, more like 2 - 3, if I stand to pee, under 1 minute sometimes.
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