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Originally posted December 14 2006 at 13:12 under General. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled. Last modified: 24 December 2006 at 13:35

They’ll Investigate Any Old…

Of course we all know the restroom etiquette rules but Improbably Research points out that there have actually been at least two studies into real life bathroom behaviour. Of course there is plenty of scope for further research, particularly into how well the etiquette rules apply. The studies dealt with stalls, not urinals for a start. It will obviously be important whether the stalls are single sex are not. One imagines there may be an difference between an odd and even number of stalls. And careful control would have to be made for subtle, or not so subtle differences, between options (is the door lock broken?)

Best line from the Guardian column: For reasons that are now obscure, he recorded the amount of faeces that accumulated. Because obviously it’s just the sort of thing you decide to do one day…

Update: See, I told you it left a lot of questions open.

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