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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: Mr. Mojo
7 Percent Never Bathe And in related story..

thanks..great piece/post! :))

51 posted on 07/27/2004 2:32:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: quark

bttt


52 posted on 07/27/2004 2:32:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Servant of the 9
What, no swimming pool?

But the water will turn purple!!! [Universal parent lie--used it many times myself]

53 posted on 07/27/2004 2:33:29 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Arrowhead1952

We have a guy where I work who is so rank, that when I walk into the sales office where he works, I am hit with his stench. I had heard about him before I met him, but that did not even come close to the reality of smelling him. I honestly don't know how the office gals can stand to be near him.


54 posted on 07/27/2004 2:33:52 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Koffi: 0, G.W. Bush: (I lost count))
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To: quark

bttt


55 posted on 07/27/2004 2:33:55 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Doctor Wu

Did they ask how many Americans swim in the toilet?


56 posted on 07/27/2004 2:34:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Doctor Wu

There's actually shower-peeing etiquette. For example, if you're a guy, you should aim directly at the drain and try to avoid hitting the edges, thereby minimizing the splatter effect.

If any evidence remains, you can be assured the average housewife will spot it a mile away. God knows they have an almost psychic ability to spot a stray hair on the shower floor or bar of soap.

For the particularly unscrupulous on the outs with their spouse, their scrubbing poof can be used as either a clean-up accoutrement, or a receptacle, depending on how unpleasant the preceding night's disagreement was.

*evil grin*


57 posted on 07/27/2004 2:35:12 PM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; JoeSixPack1

You Are Not Alone.

<|:P~


58 posted on 07/27/2004 2:35:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Zydecodependent.)
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To: woofer
I got 'em all beat, I can pee, brush my teeth and shave whilst showering and have. If I could figure a way to do the laundry in there, I'd be the model of efficiency.

Simple.

Wear your clothes while showering.

59 posted on 07/27/2004 2:36:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Servant of the 9

"Once you drill the Kalifornia Water Nazi restrictor plug outta the back of the shower head, it will flow plenty of water."

Once you adjust the Ralph Nader safety shower valve, you won't have to have the water heater cranked up to 150 degrees just to get decent water temperature out of the shower head.

Seriously, who came up with that moronic idea? Supposedly it was to keep people from scalding themselves in the shower, but most people have NO idea how to adjust it for the seasonal variations in cold water temperature, so they crank up the water heater instead -- creating a risk of scalding at every other faucet in the house.


60 posted on 07/27/2004 2:36:43 PM PDT by brianl703 (Border crossing is a misdemeanor. So is drunk driving. Which do we have more checkpoints for?)
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To: Lazamataz

Well, I have never gotton into a hot tub believing that people pee in them. And I wonder how many people pee in the ocean and in swimming pools.


61 posted on 07/27/2004 2:37:54 PM PDT by cajungirl (wi)
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To: Blzbba

I use approximately 1.5 gallans. Yes, I 've measured it. It goes as follows: \

rinse.
Turn off water.
Soap hair and head.
turn on water.
Rinse.
Turn off water.
Soap remainder of body.
Turn on water.
Rinse.
Turn off water.

I always pee first so all the rinses are sufficient. 8^>

BTW, if this was broken down by men and women, I am guessing about 90% of men pee in the shower and maybe 10% of women.


62 posted on 07/27/2004 2:38:16 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
"the 5% who don't [pee in the shower] are rather anal (or unrinal?) about bodily functions."

Wow, I never thought I'd be put on the defensive about not peeing in the shower. Tell me, do you also sh*t in the shower?
63 posted on 07/27/2004 2:38:55 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: martin_fierro

LMAO at your addressee list....


64 posted on 07/27/2004 2:39:36 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: cajungirl
"I wonder how many people pee in the ocean and in swimming pools."

A friend of mine once saw a sign at a public pool that said, "We don't swim in your toilet, so please don't pee in our pool."
66 posted on 07/27/2004 2:40:55 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: TelephoneMan

"What if you j#rk off in the shower, what percentile would a person be in there?"

Don't know about that, but if it is into the sink, you'll know at least one person who does that!


67 posted on 07/27/2004 2:41:27 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (WE WILL WIN WITH W - Isara)
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To: Blzbba
I use over 500 gallons of water for every shower. I run the shower on full-hot for 10 minutes to get the room nice and steamy. Then I turn down the heat a bit and get in. I do this every day. I waste water like crazy. I also turn on all my outdoor spigots at night and run my hoses down to the street, just to waste water. When I go on vacation, I leave all the taps on in the house and also run my three TVs. In the middle of summer, I turn down the air conditioner to 50 degrees just so I can start a fire in the fireplace. I am the arch enemy of every environmentalist. When I change the oil in my truck, I just pour the old oil down the storm drain. I also empty the chemical toilet from my RV in the storm drain. I throw food wrappers out the window of my truck when I'm passing cars on the highway. I smoke three packs a day, eat McDonalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never clean my house or mow my yard. I collect disability for a faked injury and I'll sue someone at the drop of a hat.

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.

68 posted on 07/27/2004 2:42:51 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: TelephoneMan

Let's not go there!!!! :) This thread is already making me cry with laughter.


69 posted on 07/27/2004 2:43:01 PM PDT by Auntbee
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To: Doctor Wu

I have never even considered peeing in the shower. It was never an option for consideration. I thought the Seinfeld thing was a joke. Unbelievable.


70 posted on 07/27/2004 2:43:28 PM PDT by Petronski (BOSTON TRUTH SQUAD: DemsExtremeMakeover.com)
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To: cajungirl

71 posted on 07/27/2004 2:45:10 PM PDT by diotima (She's in parties. It's in the can.)
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To: gunnedah

"Michael Moore probably never baths over twice a month..."

???Would fifty gallons cover him???


72 posted on 07/27/2004 2:46:29 PM PDT by beelzepug
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To: Doctor Wu

The percentage is low. There is a physiological reaction to warm water... think camp tricks and kids in the bath (or pool). Natural, but lots of natural things are a bit off.


73 posted on 07/27/2004 2:46:34 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: Petronski
I have never even considered peeing in the shower. It was never an option for consideration.

I agree - I can honestly say that I didn't know that peeing in the shower was one of our options as adults. Now that I know some of these juvenile options are still open, maybe I'll go ask the next door neighbor if he wants to do criss-cross.
74 posted on 07/27/2004 2:46:55 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Lazamataz
Wear your clothes while showering.

Laz,

You're a genius.

75 posted on 07/27/2004 2:47:42 PM PDT by woofer
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To: Steve_Seattle

>>Wow, I never thought I'd be put on the defensive about not peeing in the shower. Tell me, do you also sh*t in the shower?<<

There are actually people who drink their own pee (for medicinal purposes) with no ill effects. Eating your own poop is NEVER a good thing. Lot's of really bad stuff there!

Pee is quite sterile - at first. It's not the disgusting thing one would think at first glance. Check out the threads on military rations hydrated by pee.


76 posted on 07/27/2004 2:48:25 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: Petronski

>>I have never even considered peeing in the shower.<<

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.

When I was in grade school I thought sex was gross too!


77 posted on 07/27/2004 2:51:41 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: beelzepug

Michael has to bath in a pond!


78 posted on 07/27/2004 2:53:34 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: RobRoy

Okay, since you brought it up. We have all been told that if you are lost in the woods and something needs to be flushed out of your eye, urine is the best thing.

Now to get personal, I come from a long line of country folk. My great grandmother (as well as everyone else at the time) used a few drops of urine for earaches.


79 posted on 07/27/2004 2:54:26 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
My great grandmother (as well as everyone else at the time) used a few drops of urine for earaches.

,,, it's supposed to heal cuts faster too.

80 posted on 07/27/2004 2:57:36 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: Doctor Wu

I'd like to post a reply but I have to go.


81 posted on 07/27/2004 2:57:38 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: RobRoy
"There are actually people who drink their own pee (for medicinal purposes) with no ill effects."

There are also people who get a sexual thrill from being peed on ("golden shower") or drinking pee, but I'm not among them. Whiskey was my one-and-only "acquired taste," and I think I'll leave it at that.
82 posted on 07/27/2004 2:58:02 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Which brings up the point: Other than the fact that it just "seems" disgusting, what is actually "bad" about urine?


83 posted on 07/27/2004 2:58:25 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: Doctor Wu

Did it say how many "Air America" radio hosts do the same on Christmas trees? It's at least around 10% or higher.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1179470/posts


84 posted on 07/27/2004 2:58:51 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Doctor Wu
bathe

hmmmm, now i swear i've seen that word somewhere before... aha! got it! a town in maine... so to "bathe" is to visit a town in maine, no??

85 posted on 07/27/2004 3:01:26 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: woofer
Laz, You're a genius.


86 posted on 07/27/2004 3:01:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: RobRoy
what is actually "bad" about urine?

I think it is considered a waste product. But don't quote me.

87 posted on 07/27/2004 3:02:26 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: Doctor Wu

Maybe if women didn't have such a fit about leaving the seat down......


88 posted on 07/27/2004 3:03:20 PM PDT by curmudgeonII
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To: Larry Lucido

"It's all pipes"


89 posted on 07/27/2004 3:04:26 PM PDT by petercooper (In the end, Democrats are just a bunch of jackasses.)
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To: Doctor Wu
Disturbing question one: what kind of thought processes go into deciding this is a good survey to do?

Distubring question two: what kind of thought processes go into deciding that this would be a good survey to answer?

Regards, Ivan

90 posted on 07/27/2004 3:05:53 PM PDT by MadIvan (Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. - http://www.rightgoths.com/)
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To: stylin_geek

"We have a guy where I work who is so rank, that when I walk into the sales office where he works, I am hit with his stench."


Has anyone ever said anything to him and if not, couldn't he be reported to some sort of a superior?


91 posted on 07/27/2004 3:07:58 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Lazamataz
New headline: 49% Of Americans Are Hideously Disgusting

Pretty much.

Just how long a shower are they taking? I'm in and out in five minutes, eight if I am hot oiling my hair.

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

92 posted on 07/27/2004 3:09:16 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ense et aratro! "Lady Snuggles of the Lethal Yew" Keeper of the thread killing Mr.Ducky RKBA)
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To: Steve_Seattle
A friend of mine once saw a sign at a public pool that said, "We don't swim in your toilet, so please don't pee in our pool."

When I was a kid, my friend's family had a sign on the gate that said "Welcome to the ool. Notice there's no P, and please try to keep it that way."

93 posted on 07/27/2004 3:09:26 PM PDT by jpl ("America's greatest chapter is still to be written, for the best is yet to come." - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Doctor Wu

I pee in the shower, even when I'm not taking a shower. :-)


94 posted on 07/27/2004 3:10:06 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

" But the water will turn purple!!!"

Don't pee in my swimming pool and I won't swim in your toilet!


95 posted on 07/27/2004 3:13:56 PM PDT by dalereed
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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?"

Perhaps you are the height of sophistication and erudition, but I will continue to piss exclusively in toilets or behind trees.

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

96 posted on 07/27/2004 3:14:26 PM PDT by Petronski (BOSTON TRUTH SQUAD: DemsExtremeMakeover.com)
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To: cajungirl

"And I wonder how many people pee in the ocean and in swimming pools."

Well atleast the fish use an outhouse instead of just relieving themselves in the water. (^;


97 posted on 07/27/2004 3:15:34 PM PDT by Clay Moore
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To: dalereed

Country Club manager: Mr. Dangerfield, sir, there have been some complaints about your peeing in the swimming pool.

Mr. Dangerfield: Yeah? So what. A lot of people do that.

Country Club manager: Not from the diving board, sir.


98 posted on 07/27/2004 3:16:25 PM PDT by Petronski (BOSTON TRUTH SQUAD: DemsExtremeMakeover.com)
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To: Auntbee
This thread is already making me cry with laughter.

Me too! :-)

(you get strange looks laughing out loud in the lab)

99 posted on 07/27/2004 3:17:35 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: Doctor Wu
7 Percent Never Bathe french americans
100 posted on 07/27/2004 3:17:47 PM PDT by SF Republican
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