It's my firm belief that some of the best ideas were thought up in the bathroom. That's not lost time, as far as I'm concerned.

On average, a person will spend just over 15 minutes a day on the toilet. That adds up to about two hours a week, stretch that over a lifetime and you spent eight months sitting on the throne.

The study that found those times also discovered some other bathroom-related stats:

  • One-fifth of us feel weird if we don't have our phone with us on the toilet.
  • The majority of men think it's weird to use a urinal right next to another guy if there are other urinals open.
  • Women are more likely than men to strike up a conversation in a public bathroom.
  • One in three people said sitting on the toilet is one of the only times they get to be by themselves on a daily basis.
  • What do you do if you use a public bathroom and realize there's no toilet paper? 25% of people would ask a stranger to hand them some. 24% would wait until the coast was clear, then shuffle their way to another stall with their pants around their ankles. I don't know what the other 51% would do, but it's gross.