#232 “Everybody Poops”

From a stranger in reddit-land

I’d like to begin this post by apologizing to those of you who may find this picture to be a bit too crude for public consumption. Yes, I understand that there will be those of you who might have a slight aversion to the idea of a wolf defecating off of the edge of a cliff, but at the same time, I feel that we must accept the fact that the evacuation of the bowels is a natural part of life and that (to put it casually) everybody poops. So while we might not necessarily want to publicly celebrate our bowel movements, we can at least accept them as an essential part of our well-being and recognize that the body’s rejection of feces plays a pivotal role in our overall health. In fact, seeing as how spending some quality time on the toilet is so vital to a healthy lifestyle, I think it would be nothing if not fitting to examine some facts that revolve around the most intimate of body functions: the BM. Enjoy!

Archeologists have found evidence of “sitting-type” toilets in Egypt dating back some 3,000 years.

The Chinese found the oldest working indoor toilet in their country to be 2,000 years old. It belonged to a king of the Western Han Dynasty. The toilet came complete with running water, a stone seat, and a comfortable arm rest.

During the Middle Ages in England, the river Thames actually caught on fire due to the overwhelming amount of feces decomposing and producing methane gas.

The word “crap” in all likelihood is derived from either the Dutch word “krappen” or the French word “crappe.” In either language, the word is a general term referring to waste or useless objects.

1 out of every 100 women only experiences a bowel movement once a week.

Only about 40% of men and 33% of women move their bowels everyday.

The average weight of a piece of fecal matter is 3.5 ounces.

Stool generally consists of 75% water, retained inside undigested food.

Poop gets its signature color from bile, a greenish-brown liquid produced in the liver.

The one hour of the year which experiences the most toilet usage in the United States is during half time of the Super Bowl.

More than 70% of people place their toilet paper on the roll with the loose end over the roll.

Females, on average, take about 3 times longer than men to use the bathroom.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they’re still sitting on it.

For more great facts on fecal matter check out SmellyPoop.com!

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