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42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower - 7 Percent Never Bathe
NCBuy News ^ | 7/27/04

Posted on 07/27/2004 2:09:23 PM PDT by Doctor Wu

42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower - 7 Percent Never Bathe

PISCATAWAY, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) -- Urine trouble now. According to a new survey, at least four out of every 10 Americans pee while taking a shower.

According to a shower survey sponsored by VertiSpa, 42 percent urinate while bathing, certainly pissing off the 58 percent who don't.

That's not the only stat splashed from the shower study. The average shower is 101 degrees Fahrenheit and uses nearly 50 gallons of water.

-- 52 percent of Americans sing in the shower, with "Singin' In The Rain" being the top tune.

-- 53 percent of people shower in the morning, while 29 percent wait until evening.

-- Finally, the scariest stat of all: 7 percent of Americans claim they never bathe at all.


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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

" if you are lost in the woods and something needs to be flushed out of your eye, urine is the best thing. "

Wow--sure'd like to meet the guy who could do that!


101 posted on 07/27/2004 3:18:33 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Auntbee
Are you kidding?! That's the only time we can do that standing up - computer screen clean up time. That is too funny!
102 posted on 07/27/2004 3:19:14 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

"Unless you have physical problems you can hold it a minute or two."

But why bother? It's just urine, which is fairly harmless, and I'm standing right over the drain, so down it goes.


103 posted on 07/27/2004 3:19:24 PM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: Larry Lucido

It's all pipes..what's the difference!

:)


104 posted on 07/27/2004 3:22:01 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: Doctor Wu
42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower

I had a huge fight with my girlfriend about eight years ago (and eventually broke up) because I insisted that everyone has peed in the shower at some point in their life.

She went eewwww!, and insisted that she never, ever peed in the shower or bath, even as a kid.

At the time, we were laughing it up at a party and having a few brews and one by one, everyone admitted (even the girls) that yes, they too had peed in the shower, even if only once.

But my girlfriend, as the night went on, got madder and madder when some people kept insisting that everyone has peed in the shower, and those who deny it are just lying.

To make a long story short, she got really ticked off at me for bringing up the subject, and we ended up breaking up about a week later.

105 posted on 07/27/2004 3:22:42 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: Arrowhead1952
I'm sure michael moore falls into the 7%. At 350+ lbs, he probably cannot find a bathtub or shower large enough to fit into.

Heh...when Michael Moore goes to the carwash, it ain't to wash his car, pal.
106 posted on 07/27/2004 3:23:00 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
At least 98% of the French pee while in the tub

Actually, only 7 percent of them bathe. Of that 7 percent, 98 percent piddle in the tub.

107 posted on 07/27/2004 3:24:53 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Petronski

>>Put another way, as urine is so harmless, would you pee in your own swimming pool? Would you pee in your own bath?<<

I got three little letters for ya: PPM


108 posted on 07/27/2004 3:25:28 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: Ern

I used to have a employee who would go to the gym everyday at lunch time, his name was Punch Boy and he did a whole lot more and made a gooey mess every single day.
They finally had to ban him after the towel lady had a huge fit.


109 posted on 07/27/2004 3:25:42 PM PDT by Delmont (Velveeta-taint and all that news)
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To: RobRoy
I got three words for ya:

Soaking in piss.

110 posted on 07/27/2004 3:27:20 PM PDT by Petronski (BOSTON TRUTH SQUAD: DemsExtremeMakeover.com)
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To: -YYZ-

>>It's just urine, which is fairly harmless, and I'm standing right over the drain, so down it goes.<<

That pretty much sums it up...


111 posted on 07/27/2004 3:27:23 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: mupcat
My parents took my son to the zoo a few weeks back.

They saw an orangutan stand on his head and pee in his own mouth.
112 posted on 07/27/2004 3:27:34 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: Doctor Wu

The real question is how many Americans will flush the stinking full of crap johns on election day.


113 posted on 07/27/2004 3:28:17 PM PDT by TomasUSMC
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To: Petronski

>>I got three words for ya:
Soaking in piss.<<

You pee in the tub? Ewwww!


114 posted on 07/27/2004 3:29:29 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Uh, no. Just because YOU pee in the shower does not mean that you are in the vast majority.


115 posted on 07/27/2004 3:30:32 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: RobRoy

No, I don't.


116 posted on 07/27/2004 3:31:17 PM PDT by Petronski (BOSTON TRUTH SQUAD: DemsExtremeMakeover.com)
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To: Doctor Wu; Clemenza; rmlew; RaceBannon; Yehuda; firebrand; hellinahandcart; PARodrig; ...

Those stats have to be wrong. There's got to be more than 7% who are democrats.


117 posted on 07/27/2004 3:31:51 PM PDT by Cacique
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To: Solson

Target practice!


118 posted on 07/27/2004 3:32:07 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Doctor Wu

Oh yeah, well me and the wife....oh never mind...

;p


119 posted on 07/27/2004 3:32:24 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Blzbba
I'd always been told, and read, that a drawn bath used more water than a shower. Methinks these stats are offbase.

Test it by taking your normal shower with the drain plugged, and see how full the tub is when you're done.

120 posted on 07/27/2004 3:33:53 PM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: MojoWire

I guess your girlfriend got pissed off (which is better than getting pissed on)


121 posted on 07/27/2004 3:33:54 PM PDT by Doctor Wu
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To: Sofa King

Not many people admit to self gratification, but those that do are hardly a vast minority.


122 posted on 07/27/2004 3:34:38 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: sharktrager

"They saw an orangutan stand on his head and pee in his own mouth"

LOL! The talent of some guys is just amazing!


123 posted on 07/27/2004 3:34:43 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: woofer
If I could figure a way to do the laundry in there, I'd be the model of efficiency.

Just leave your socks and underwear on ;-)

124 posted on 07/27/2004 3:35:57 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: RobRoy

Pee has been used as antiseptic on wounds if I'm not mistaken.


126 posted on 07/27/2004 3:37:43 PM PDT by Critter (...an online gathering place for sissy boy, girlie men, nanny staters, and jackboot lovers.)
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To: Doctor Wu

Something is fishy here. Most have no idea of the temperature or number of gallons used and I really doubt that someone that doesn't shower would fill out the survey.



That's not the only stat splashed from the shower study. The average shower is 101 degrees Fahrenheit and uses nearly 50 gallons of water.

-- 52 percent of Americans sing in the shower, with "Singin' In The Rain" being the top tune.

-- 53 percent of people shower in the morning, while 29 percent wait until evening.

-- Finally, the scariest stat of all: 7 percent of Americans claim they never bathe at all.


127 posted on 07/27/2004 3:38:36 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: cajungirl
Well, I have never gotton into a hot tub believing that people pee in them.

Well how do you think they got hot??

And I wonder how many people pee in the ocean [...]

You mean besides millions of whales and billions of fish?

128 posted on 07/27/2004 3:38:46 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: Sofa King

>>Just because YOU pee in the shower does not mean that you are in the vast majority.<<

I believe that is a logical fallacy combo. It is a "red herring" coupled with a Straw man. The two ideas are not related (hence "red herring") and the logical conclusion you attribute was not what was said (straw man).


129 posted on 07/27/2004 3:39:36 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: TelephoneMan
What if you j#rk off in the shower, what percentile would a person be in there?

Let's have a show of hands... Er, wait, bad choice of words.

130 posted on 07/27/2004 3:41:00 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: TelephoneMan
What if you j#rk off in the shower, what percentile would a person be in there?

Uhhh, *ahem* I have no idea what you're talking about.

131 posted on 07/27/2004 3:41:08 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit
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To: Doctor Wu
I guess your girlfriend got pissed off (which is better than getting pissed on)

That reminds me.

Question: Why did the fly fall off the toilet??

It got pissed off.

132 posted on 07/27/2004 3:41:19 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: mupcat

I just found out the owner of the company got on him about it today. From what I gather, it is not the first time. The guy is not firing on all cylinders, to say the least.


133 posted on 07/27/2004 3:41:27 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Koffi: 0, G.W. Bush: (I lost count))
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To: cajungirl
Well, I have never gotton into a hot tub believing that people pee in them.

It gets worse. My local YMCA took out their hot tub because the gays kept getting too "handy" with each other while soaking. Makes you think twice about even getting in a hot tub - friend of mine calls them "AIDS wells."

134 posted on 07/27/2004 3:42:54 PM PDT by Martin Tell (I will not be terrified or Kerrified.)
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To: mupcat
Wow--sure'd like to meet the guy who could do that!

I would imagine it could be done, but not without soiling your garments.

135 posted on 07/27/2004 3:42:56 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Who am I? I'm the spawn of the generation of The Great Society, raised on Jerry Springer and fast food, sex-education courtesy of president #42, and if you have something I want you better give it over or I'll take it the hard way.

Salute to a true American...

136 posted on 07/27/2004 3:43:08 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: skinkinthegrass
AWWWWWWWWWW....that's nice....


137 posted on 07/27/2004 3:43:20 PM PDT by kt56
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To: Cacique

I don't pee in the shower ever :D


138 posted on 07/27/2004 3:43:23 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: RobRoy; -YYZ-

It's just urine, which is fairly harmless, and I'm standing right over the drain, so down it goes.

That pretty much sums it up...

Not to mention that there's all this shower water washing it all away...

139 posted on 07/27/2004 3:43:54 PM PDT by Chemist_Geek ("Drill, R&D, and conserve" should be our watchwords! Energy independence for America!)
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To: ShadowDancer

Wha!


140 posted on 07/27/2004 3:45:12 PM PDT by Mister Blond
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To: Doctor Wu
"I actually did pee in the shower, before I posed for this ridiculous photo."


141 posted on 07/27/2004 3:45:21 PM PDT by petercooper (In the end, Democrats are just a bunch of jackasses.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

what is actually "bad" about urine?
I think it is considered a waste product. But don't quote me.


Actually urine is a product used in industry. The medication Premarin is made from PRegnant MAre uRINe. Urea and ammonia are extracted from animal urine, urea used in fertilizer and even hand cream (check the ingredients), and ammonia is used in toothpaste (the Greeks and Romans used urine to whiten their teeth!)


142 posted on 07/27/2004 3:46:37 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: Arrowhead1952

I'm sure michael moore falls into the 7%. At 350+ lbs, he probably cannot find a bathtub or shower large enough to fit into.


I don't know if it's true or not .. but a friend of a friend knows a guy that says he was hired, for a while, with three other people to help wash him down. He said they used a pressure washer and brushes and then squeegee'd him off afterwards.


143 posted on 07/27/2004 3:50:55 PM PDT by sawmill trash ("ROLL UP THEM PANTSLEGS !!!")
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To: RobRoy
Me neither - until I was 35. I learned what was actually IN pee and one day in the shower I really had to "go" and suddenly thought, "Why not?" It was a paradigm shift and I never looked back.

I once read a series of jokes similar in style to Jeff Foxworthy's, "You know you're a redneck if...", but these all started, "You know you're a white person if..." The punchline in most of them implied that white people are too anal and uptight. When I got to the one about, "You know you're a white person if you get out of the shower to pee", my reaction was, "yeah, I do that, and now that I think about it, *why*??"

As you say, a paradigm shift. It's the same damned plumbing, and at least in the shower any risk of splashback is immediately washed clean. Plus it saves dripping water all over the floor. But unlike George, it's not something one should do in a communal shower.

144 posted on 07/27/2004 3:51:34 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: Petronski

It's different, Petronski. When you pee in the shower it just flushes right down the drain, unless it drains slow, in which case you're standing in it for a little while. Hope you don't let anyone in your shower because if you do I guarantee it's been peed in.

Actually, I just go roll around in the dirt and then brush off. Seems to clean me up just fine.

Also, I knew this guy, Mexican, who never seemed to have any TP. I asked him why and he said he preferred the shower, that he felt cleaner afterward.


145 posted on 07/27/2004 3:51:35 PM PDT by johnb838 (France is the enemy - France has always been the enemy)
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To: MojoWire

Yeah, probably not something to tell the g/f about. I can see how that could end a relationship. She probably could never look at you the same after that.


146 posted on 07/27/2004 3:52:53 PM PDT by johnb838 (France is the enemy - France has always been the enemy)
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To: mupcat
When they told me, they thought it was nasty.

I was actually kind of impressed.
147 posted on 07/27/2004 3:53:20 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: Critter

Something about mixing it with dirt to make a poultice.


148 posted on 07/27/2004 3:54:50 PM PDT by johnb838 (France is the enemy - France has always been the enemy)
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To: kaktuskid

I believe any ammonias used in consumer products are manufactured in chemical plants, not in equine bladders.


149 posted on 07/27/2004 3:54:58 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: johnb838
I certainly know it's different. I was just asking if these people saying urine is harmless would thus have no problem peeing in their own bathtub.
150 posted on 07/27/2004 3:55:15 PM PDT by Petronski (BOSTON TRUTH SQUAD: DemsExtremeMakeover.com)
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