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How long does it take food to turn into poop?
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May 30, 2004, 12:10 PM
 
So I was wondering the other day, how long does it take for the food that you eat to turn into the poop that falls into the can? It would be really useful to know this because then you would be able to tell what creates good shits and what makes bad ones.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:15 PM
 
Originally posted by itistoday:
So I was wondering the other day, how long does it take for the food that you eat to turn into the poop that falls into the can? It would be really useful to know this because then you would be able to tell what creates good shits and what makes bad ones.
2-3 hours, I think.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:17 PM
 
Originally posted by zachs:
2-3 hours, I think.
No way, can't be that soon because then we'd all be crapping a LOT more often, like every 4 hours.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:19 PM
 
Originally posted by zachs:
2-3 hours, I think.
I think you are full of crap.

I'm not sure. I'd wager anywhere between 3-5 hours—but that's just to turn in to crap. Hmm. I think I'm gonna have to make a deposit soon.... (I didn't time it, though.)
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:22 PM
 
Hmmm... I meant the time from entering the mouth to exiting the ass.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:25 PM
 
Hmm. Well, maybe 4-6 hours for ass exiting. I suppose it depends on what you eat, too. I've had to crap a lot faster than 4-6 hours, though. Sometimes I can go a whole day.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:28 PM
 
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Sometimes I can go a whole day.
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May 30, 2004, 12:28 PM
 
Originally posted by itistoday:
how long does it take for the food that you eat to turn into the poop that falls into the can?
As opposed to poop that falls into the refrigerator?


Originally posted by itistoday:
It would be really useful to know this because then you would be able to tell what creates good shits and what makes bad ones.
Eat some jalapeño; ambiguity gone.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:30 PM
 
Originally posted by itistoday:
So I was wondering the other day, how long does it take for the food that you eat to turn into the poop that falls into the can?
Jack-in-the-Box hamburgers are already converted. In most other cases, about 24-36 hours.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:32 PM
 
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That's diverticulitis.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:33 PM
 
Originally posted by zigzag:
Jack-in-the-Box hamburgers are already converted. In most other cases, about 24-36 hours.
It takes a few hours to digest the food. But, yeah, it's another 24 hours or so before it actually comes out, as it remains in the colon for a while.

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May 30, 2004, 12:35 PM
 
Poo times: Cute.

Ok, there is more to poo times than putting a standard on an average person takes a poo 2-3, or 3-4, or 5-6 hours. This depends on a variety of factors such as how healthy your intestins are, amount of acid produced in digesting food, the quality of the food you eat, the quantity of food you eat at one sitting, and how often you eat at the same time every day. Consistency is a good thing. I used to eat only certain foods that were easily digested, were the highest of quality, only took pharmaceutical grade suppliments, and worked out religiously. For me, a healthy crap was only a few hours away after eating, was of a normal milk chocolate color, firm but not hard consistency and length. Of course this was the previous meal making it's exit. If this sounds a bit "anal", pun intended, I did it because I gave a sh!t about my health at the time...

Your poo can tell you a lot of how you eat, and what is going on in your body.

Maybe this was a bit more than you asked for?
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May 30, 2004, 12:37 PM
 
Originally posted by zigzag:
Jack-in-the-Box hamburgers are already converted....
ROFL

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May 30, 2004, 12:42 PM
 
Originally posted by zigzag:
Jack-in-the-Box hamburgers are already converted. In most other cases, about 24-36 hours.
LOL. Taco Bell is another exception to the 24-36 hour rule.
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:43 PM
 
BTW, just found this site:

http://poopreport.com


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May 30, 2004, 12:45 PM
 
Originally posted by ghost_flash:
Poo times: Cute.

Ok, there is more to poo times than putting a standard on an average person takes a poo 2-3, or 3-4, or 5-6 hours. This depends on a variety of factors such as how healthy your intestins are, amount of acid produced in digesting food, the quality of the food you eat, the quantity of food you eat at one sitting, and how often you eat at the same time every day. Consistency is a good thing. I used to eat only certain foods that were easily digested, were the highest of quality, only took pharmaceutical grade suppliments, and worked out religiously. For me, a healthy crap was only a few hours away after eating, was of a normal milk chocolate color, firm but not hard consistency and length. Of course this was the previous meal making it's exit. If this sounds a bit "anal", pun intended, I did it because I gave a sh!t about my health at the time...

Your poo can tell you a lot of how you eat, and what is going on in your body.

Maybe this was a bit more than you asked for?
Nah, it was perfect

But does there exist and approximate "average" number for the entire cycle? Or is it, as you say, completely variable?
     
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May 30, 2004, 12:59 PM
 
I read somewhere that the average American hits the john four times a-day, one instance of which is for poop.
     
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May 30, 2004, 02:03 PM
 
Originally posted by zigzag:
Jack-in-the-Crack hamburgers are already converted. In most other cases, about 24-36 hours.
Fixed.

McDonald's too.....
     
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May 30, 2004, 02:36 PM
 
Like others it is individualized on health, exercise, and what you are eating.

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May 30, 2004, 03:17 PM
 
Originally posted by Axo1ot1:
I read somewhere that the average American hits the john four times a-day, one instance of which is for poop.
You mean like to:

- Wash hands before eating breakfast, lunch or dinner?
- Take a shower or a bath?

So what does the average Euro-pee-in do and how many times for s/he?

Once? to crap, and no others to brush teeth or wash up?

Ameri-haters are so amusing.
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May 30, 2004, 03:20 PM
 
Originally posted by Axo1ot1:
I read somewhere that the average American hits the john four times a-day, one instance of which is for poop.
Yes, unlike the Europeans, we shower and brush our teeth.
     
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May 30, 2004, 03:22 PM
 
Originally posted by ghost_flash:
You mean like to:

- Wash hands before eating breakfast, lunch or dinner?
- Take a shower or a bath?

So what does the average Euro-pee-in do and how many times for s/he?

Once? to crap, and no others to brush teeth or wash up?

Ameri-haters are so amusing.
Your satire is highly amusing.
     
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May 30, 2004, 03:23 PM
 
Some food comes out the other end no different from how it went in - McDonalds.
     
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May 30, 2004, 04:01 PM
 
See for yourself if it's still on display. I saw this a while back in Popular Science. A pretty cool idea.


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A machine eats, digests, and—well, you know—all in the name of art. It's amazing, but it ain't pretty.


Odds are, you don't think about your digestive system much, except when it demands attention. But you're not likely ever to take your innards for granted again after you see a current exhibit at New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art. It's an in-your-face $200,000 simulation of the human digestive tract by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Called Cloaca (Latin for sewer), it grinds up restaurant meals and then digests them for 22 hours, eventually depositing a sausage of waste on a conveyor belt. Delvoye developed the machine with scientists at the University of Antwerp—and numerous plumbers. "I realized that it didn't have to look like a stomach," he says. "Once you imagine an abstraction, you can translate it into mechanical devices."

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Cloaca, a simulation of the human digestive system, gets a takeout meal from a local restaurant twice a day, along with 2.6 quarts of water. In the first chamber, a garbage disposal and a meat grinder substitute for teeth. The food gets chewed up and mingles with acid in the first jar. When necessary, the level of acidity can be adjusted either locally or via the Internet from the artist's workshop in Belgium. In the second jar, the food mixes with the pancreatic enzyme pancreatin to break down fats, starches, and proteins. The third jar represents the beginning of the upper intestine. Bile is added to the mix. Jars 4 through 6 simulate the upper and lower intestines. Magnetic stirrers operating 24 hours a day mix the jars' contents. Rhythmic contractions of tubes that connect the jars force the digestive slurry from one jar to the next.

In the final chamber, liquid is drained into a waste bucket, and the machine deposits an artificial bowel movement on a conveyor belt—the results of which a museum staffer flushes down the toilet.
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May 30, 2004, 04:04 PM
 
www.ratemypoo.com

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May 30, 2004, 04:10 PM
 
Originally posted by ghost_flash:
- Take a shower or a bath?
you take a shower in the john? so telling.

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May 30, 2004, 04:17 PM
 
Originally posted by Axo1ot1:
I read somewhere that the average American hits the john four times a-day, one instance of which is for poop.
And I say that study is skewed by the females of our species.

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Hehe, that looks like the entrance to the G.W. I was wondering what all the renovations were for...
     
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May 31, 2004, 12:32 PM
 
Originally posted by itistoday:
How long does it take food to turn into poop?
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May 31, 2004, 12:46 PM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
Eat some jalapeño; ambiguity gone.
ya. ive had some thai food that gave new meaning to the term "from the belly of the beast"

(it was goooooooood)
     
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May 31, 2004, 05:45 PM
 
Originally posted by itistoday:
So I was wondering the other day, how long does it take for the food that you eat to turn into the poop that falls into the can? It would be really useful to know this because then you would be able to tell what creates good shits and what makes bad ones.
What about when you eat really bad food? Isn't that sh!t when it's still on the fork?
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May 31, 2004, 08:22 PM
 
Originally posted by itistoday:
So I was wondering the other day, how long does it take for the food that you eat to turn into the poop that falls into the can?
Lonely? Please stop wondering...
     
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May 31, 2004, 08:27 PM
 
Originally posted by phoenixboy:
you take a shower in the john? so telling.
In America we have showers and baths in our bathrooms. It makes it quite convenient you know, instead of having a seperate room for the toilet, the shower and the bath...

I understand your crude remark, but felt just in *case* you were a total idiot, and not being an a-hole...

How about a picture?:



See, it's all in the same room...
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May 31, 2004, 08:32 PM
 
Originally posted by ghost_flash:
In America we have showers and baths in our bathrooms. It makes it quite convenient you know, instead of having a seperate room for the toilet, the shower and the bath...

I understand your crude remark, but felt just in *case* you were a total idiot, and not being an a-hole...

How about a picture?:



See, it's all in the same room...
It is the toilet itself that is referred to as the 'john.'

I understand your crude remark, but felt just in *case* you were a total idiot, and not being an a-hole...

How about give your computer to charity?
     
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May 31, 2004, 08:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Axo1ot1:
It is the toilet itself that is referred to as the 'john.'

I understand your crude remark, but felt just in *case* you were a total idiot, and not being an a-hole...

How about give your computer to charity?
We refer to the JOHN as the room where the toilet is, along with the shower and the bath.

How about give your brain to charity? Or better yet, I have some lint in my pockets...
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May 31, 2004, 09:01 PM
 
Wasn't it pretty clear that Axo was referring to the toilet? The "john" can be in reference to the room or the toilet itself. Who "hits the john" to wash their hands?

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May 31, 2004, 11:13 PM
 
On average, 4 to 6 hours. It depends on what you eat.
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Originally posted by ghost_flash:
We refer to the JOHN as the room where the toilet is, along with the shower and the bath.
If you refer to the John, wether it be the bathroom or the toilet, the intention is to excrete waste, not shower or wash up.
     
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Originally posted by Will McGoonigle:
Some food comes out the other end no different from how it went in - McDonalds.
Corn is the other food that comes to mind.

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Originally posted by Xeo:
If you refer to the John, wether it be the bathroom or the toilet, the intention is to excrete waste, not shower or wash up.
Read the whole thread. I didn't divert this, someone else did with a comment of Americans going 4 times per day, one of which to go poo. Paraphrase.
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Originally posted by ghost_flash:
Read the whole thread. I didn't divert this, someone else did with a comment of Americans going 4 times per day, one of which to go poo. Paraphrase.
Don't you know? It's not the person that originally derails the thread that gets scolded.

It's the person that replies further on down. Makes perfect sense doesn't it?
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
Don't you know? It's not the person that originally derails the thread that gets scolded.

It's the person that replies further on down. Makes perfect sense doesn't it?
It does because the idiot who replies keeps it going because he can't stand not to prove his petty point, to the great annoyance of the people who were talking about poo.

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Originally posted by Tulkas:
It does because the idiot who replies keeps it going because he can't stand not to prove his petty point, to the great annoyance of the people who were talking about poo.
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Originally posted by ghost_flash:
Read the whole thread. I didn't divert this, someone else did with a comment of Americans going 4 times per day, one of which to go poo. Paraphrase.
i find it hard to believe that thats derailing the thread considering it was about pooping.
     
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Read here: Bowel Transit Time Test

I can't believe anyone would think that just because they take a BM, it was their most recent meal. Seriously, there are major things wrong when you pass your food in under 12 hours without an enema...

"Short bowel transit times may be caused by certain medications and by many conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal infections, lactose intolerance, or irritable bowel syndrome."
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