18 CRAZY Facts About Your Bathroom | Wednesday Checkup

– You poop, I poop,
everybody poops and pees. And that’s why we need public bathrooms. And that’s what we’re talking about on this week’s Wednesday Checkup. Be woop! (upbeat electronic music) I came across an article
this week talking about how air dryers in bathrooms
are actually a bad invention. But in doing research on
the subject, I came across some crazy facts about
toilets and public restrooms that I wanted to share with you. So stick around for the
rapid-fire section as I shoot facts at you about
toilets and bathrooms. There are two industries
that are obsessed with cleanliness and transmission
of viruses and bacteria. Food and healthcare. I’m part of that industry and I know how important
it is to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses,
especially in a hospital setting. So when a study came out
discussing the best hand drying methods within a public
bathroom, it peaked my curiosity. Within this study, they compared
three different methods. Jet air drying, hot air
drying and paper towels. Here’s what they found. Using jet air dryers dispersed 190 times more virus
than using a paper towel, and 20 times more virus
than a heated air dryer. This is because jet air dryers
use so much force and so much air to blow the water off of
your hands that they’re also blowing around all the
bacteria and viruses as well. In an area like a hospital,
that’s problematic. Don’t people normally wash
their hands and then dry them so they’re essentially drying clean hands? Nope. In fact, the people that
are washing their hands are doing so incorrectly a
huge majority of the time. I wanna share with you right
here right now how to wash your hands the proper way,
the way doctors do it, the way they do it on Grey’s Anatomy. Well, they don’t do it
well on Grey’s Anatomy, but here’s the right to do
it from the CDC themselves. Get your hands wet underneath the faucet. Yeah yeah yeah, it’s wet. Get some soap, lather
the backs of your hands, the fronts of your hands, underneath your fingernails,
do that for 20 seconds, that’s about the time that it
takes to sing Happy Birthday. Then rinse, and if you’re
gonna dry your hands, use a paper towel. Not only will it dry your
hands quicker, but it’s also gonna dislodge some of that
bacteria because of friction. Time for the lightning round
of toilet/poop/bathroom information that you
definitely didn’t know about. Fact number one. According to the U.N.,
there are 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to a toilet. Yes, more people have
access to a cell phone than they do a toilet. Considering that proper sanitation and hygiene is crucial to
good health, that’s crazy. Each flush uses approximately
1.6 gallons of water, so think about that the next you sh. However, we used to use
about 3 and a half gallons, so we’re improving. There’s actually an international museum of toilets found in India, and guess what, it has 4.2 stars on
3000 reviews on Google. Check it out. The U.N. named November
19th National Toilet Day to raise awareness about
public health and sanitation. It’s only a week past my birthday. Celebration. There’s a fierce debate about toilet paper known as over under. Are you the few 25% that hang behind, or are you with the
majority that hang in front? The United States even
spent money commissioning research on this matter. Don’t ask me why. The first stall in a line of toilets is usually the cleanest one. Nobody wants to the first one out there. If you’ve ever peed at a
urinal, and saw a little bullseye or a little insect
sitting there, that’s designed to make you pee right at that
spot, to decrease over-spray by up to 80%. On average, women use
seven toilet paper squares per visit while men only use two. Waste? Nearly twice as many
people fold toilet paper as they do crumble it. According to one study,
women are more likely to be influenced by a sign reminding
them to wash their hands rather than men. According to many studies,
toilet seats are not that dirty. Think 500 to 1,000 colonies of bacteria in comparison to the hundreds
of thousands of colonies that are found on your skin or the billion or hundred-billion colonies
found in a little gram of poop. For men, on average it takes
longer to get a urine stream going if there’s someone closer to them. This was checked by a study. Anxiety? In a study done in the U.K.,
only about 2% of women sit directly on the toilet when
using a public restroom. A story published in 2017
claiming there’s poop matter in men’s beards was totally unfounded. It was based on flawed science and no, men don’t have poop on their beards. Generally speaking. Your phone, yes your phone,
has more poop bacteria on it than an average toilet seat. Toilet paper was invented
in sixth century China. The Chinese also invented paper. Kinda makes sense. Colored toilet paper was
popular in the United States up until the 1940s. Bring back the fun? While in most places it’s
common courtesy to flush the toilet, in Singapore,
if you don’t flush one, you’re breaking the law. Money? All right, totally lost my mind there for a little bit on this
fact finding mission of mine. The takeaway from this video
is if you have a choice in drying your hands with a paper
towel or a jet air dryer, always go for the paper towel. Bear, stop drinking the toilet. Silence, and action. Quiet on set, rolling, action. Everybody poops, and pees. (Mike laughs) It sounded like an
earthquake for a second. I legit thought it was an earthquake. So stick around for the
rapid-fire round, where I’m gonna shoot magical facts, amazing
facts, phenomenal facts about toilets, at you. The other day, me and my
videographer, Dan Owens, went to pee in a bathroom. I saw him use the air dryer and I told him you shouldn’t be using it
’cause it shoots poop particles all over the place. He looked at me with a weird face. – [Dan] Me and my
videographer went to go pee. – Me and my videographer
went to use the restroom at the same time coincidentally, and after using the restrooms
separately (laughs). If you missed last Sunday’s
video on Game of Thrones, shame on you, check it out here. Click on it now. The new gods and the old request it. Stay happy and healthy. (light music)
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