Ah, bathroom matters. Much like with sex, there seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around out there. Also, as with sex, reports of high numbers may be exaggerated. High pooping numbers, that is.
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Good afternoon, here's a story about my butthole. Years ago, it was itching constantly, and I couldn't figure out why. I assumed it was dirty, so when I went to the bathroom, I always made sure to wipe extra hard. Finally a doctor had to tell me to stop that, and give my butthole a break. I did, and I stopped itching.
I tell you this humiliating story for a good reason: According to Mental Floss, a lot of you are wiping too hard as well.
How do you hang your toilet paper? The age-old question whether the "right" way to have the end going over the top of the roll or under, coming from the side closest to the wall, is as old as time. It's a controversial topic that has torn apart families, and now we have a definitive answer to the question: The right way to hang your toilet paper is with the end going over the top.
Sometimes you just want some privacy, especially when you're streaming the latest episode of some must-see TV. But if you're spending your downtime binging on Terrace House, you might want to be careful where you're sitting. According to a Netflix user survey, 12 per cent of respondents admitted to watching Netflix while using a public restroom. Yeah. (How many people are watching Netflix from their home bathrooms? Netflix didn't say, but we're guessing it's a much larger percentage.)
Oh great bath mat, what is the proper etiquette for using thee? We asked you wonderful people and here's what you told us.
Your bathroom might have some amazing acoustics, but the singing really should be left to the pros. Perfect for those shower-time jam sessions, the XXL Shower Speaker puts out twice the power of typical bathroom speakers, so you can actually hear your music over the running water.
Europeans use them; 60 per cent of Japan uses them; 90 per cent of Venezuelans use them. They're called bidets: Basins that jet water straight to the parts that need to be cleaned after you've used the bathroom. And according to Scientific American, they could play a major part in living a green, environmentally sustainable life. But for some reason, North Americans and Australians are not on board.
This video from Nonnahs Driskill of Get Organised Already! is full of organisation tips that will keep your kitchen and bathrooms tidy. One that stood out to us though: Use stackable baskets for laundry -- when you remove one to carry clothes, you'll have another to catch any dirties that appear before the laundry is done.