1.The germs on your fingers double after using the toilet, but almost 50 percent of men and 25 percent of women do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom. That’s why they call bowls of loose candy in restaurants and offices “fecal mints.”
2.Simply washing your hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom reduces the spread of diarrheal diseases by almost half.
3.Flushing the toilet can propel small drops ofaerosolized fecal matter through the air as far as twenty feet, potentially landing on every surface in your bathroom. Many studies have found feces on faucets, sinks, counters, combs, brushes and toothbrushes.
4.Some intestinal viruses can remain in the air after you defecate and flush the toilet, and can cause infection if inhaled or swallowed.
5. In a humid environment like a bathroom, a single bacterial cell can multiply into 1 billion cells overnight.
6.Forty percent of the world’s people have no toilet, and must use the bathroom in any public place they can find: bushes, roadsides, alleys, etc.
7. Lack of sanitation and access to a toilet isn’t just a Third World problem: 1.7 million people in the United States have inadequate or no means of safe disposal of waste.
8. Feces in the water supply cause 10 percent of the world’s communicable diseases.
9.Lack of clean water and improper disposal of human waste contribute to the spread of numerous preventable diseases, including typhoid, cholera, and dysentery, which take the lives of thousands of children each day.
10.Safe disposal of children’s feces can reduce childhood diarrhea by as much as 40 percent.
11.The most germ-laden place on your toilet isn’t the seat or even the bowl it’s the handle.
12.Continuous farting for six years and nine months would create energy equal to that of an atomic bomb.
13. Your body produces enough saliva during your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
14. An “Extreme Gulp” drink sold at 7-11 convenience stores has twice as much liquid as the average human
stomach can hold.
15.When you pee, a small amount of urine enters your mouth through the saliva glands.
16.Urine with a sweet odor can indicate that blood sugar is being excreted, a warning sign for diabetes.
17. If you see blood in your urine, consult a doctor right away. It is most likely the sign of a urinary tract infection, but can also indicate bladder cancer.
18. Red urine can indicate diabetic nephropathy, papillary renal cell carcinoma, or aloe poisoning. It can also be a sign that you ate too many beets, or a side effect of taking certain prescription drugs.
19. Black urine can be a sign that you have alkaptonuria, a rare hereditary condition that causes pee to turn pitch black upon exposure to air. Black urine disease can cause arthritis, and can inhibit cardiac, pulmonary, and renal function.
20.: The average healthy adult expels between 100 and 200 grams—almost half a pound of feces a day.