18 CRAZY Facts About Your Bathroom | Wednesday Checkup

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– 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)


Henry Haokip

Aug 8, 2019, 7:29 am Reply

Oh my toilet's here

Joanne Camacho

Aug 8, 2019, 11:11 am Reply

Thank You!!! Air dryers are NASTY!!!

Chloe Kassandra

Aug 8, 2019, 12:03 pm Reply


Cherry Sheeran

Aug 8, 2019, 3:12 am Reply

I love how you were like

Bring back the fun?

Devotional Songs

Aug 8, 2019, 2:23 pm Reply

Dr. Mike what are your opinions about tattoos?


Aug 8, 2019, 10:12 am Reply

3:33 Fym "waste"? Of course women need more toilet paper than men. They have much more to clean, especially during their period. You're starting to seem unsympathetic.

Bernard Domingo

Aug 8, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

Dr. Mike: Your phone has more poop bacteria on it…

Me: where is the alcohol and cotton!!!


Aug 8, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

I work in a senior home we wash our hands long enough to sing happy birthday three times. Wash ur hands after using the gloves every single time u take off the gloves. Hey and as far as toilets seat r concerned i wipe them down every single time i use them some how being female i cant count how many times i found toilet seats with pee everywhere. And with those reports of people losing skin on their rare ends because sick people put glue on the toilets seats. Yah i wipe the seats before using them. Have u lifted up the seat? I pretty certain it's not sparkling clean after every use. Health care u find out about all the nasty stuff.

DJ speedywolf

Aug 8, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

Buenos días!!!
Mike por favor ponle subtítulos a este video, yo quisiera que todos los videos tuvieran subtítulos pero trata de poner a este por favor. Que tengas buen día Amore 👋🙂💖👣

Krissy Ojos Azules Profundos

Aug 8, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply

Paper towels are the only efficient means to clean.
Edit: I will not even sit on my own toilet 🚽 seat. They freak me out
** My videographer and I went to pee/poop


Aug 8, 2019, 3:54 am Reply

What a coincidence, I’m taking a sh*t right now!

Dayna Bailen

Aug 8, 2019, 5:08 am Reply

I immediately sanitized my phone after watching this video.

Mohammed AL-Alawi

Aug 8, 2019, 10:52 am Reply

Dear Doctor Mike ,

I have a question , don’t you think that using water to clean the private both areas for both Genders is a way better than using toilet pepper ? Not to mentioned those ways are widely spread and know in both Middle and Far East countries !

Regards ,

Sandra Sala

Aug 8, 2019, 5:26 pm Reply

Yayyy, November baby here too!!


Aug 8, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

About fact 8…I really like you Dr Mike, BUT..we do use more toilet paper if you consider that not only we had to clean after pee and poo, but also blood for 5 days a month, while men (correct me if I’m wrong) only clean after poo and do not clean their peehole after peeing. So yeah, we do need more paper. No, it’s not a waste. Btw,…who uses only two square of paper to clean poo?

Isha Bites RainBows

Aug 8, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

DR.Mike looking like Woody XD

Richard Klatt

Aug 8, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

Dr. Mike… is it “beeeewooop” or “peeeewhoooppp”?? I need to know!!!

Uday Singh

Aug 8, 2019, 2:29 am Reply

Poop – exists
Dr. Mike – Im about to turn this into a joke


Aug 8, 2019, 7:33 am Reply

Dr mike i hope you rinse your butt with water after poopoo not wipe them with tissue, cus the western always talk about hygiene but wipe their ass with dry tissue.. you should rise the awareness

Dana Müller

Aug 8, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

Well I have had Genital Herpes even though I was a Virgin. I blame Toilet Seats.


Aug 8, 2019, 4:22 am Reply

I have always sang birthday fore times in my head while I am lathering my hands up with soap in the bathroom.


Aug 8, 2019, 8:05 am Reply

I have a very strict no-phone-in-the-bathroom rule. I apply this to others in my life. If they call me and I hear bathroom noises in the background, I hang up and judge them harshly.

…Y'all gotta get off your phones on the tinkle throne, my dudes. It's nasty.

Ella Potato

Aug 8, 2019, 11:48 pm Reply

2:59 that's a week past my birthday to

*cough*12th November

Alma Chroma

Sep 9, 2019, 3:09 am Reply

Food + Healthcare = the best team!

Rai Mou

Sep 9, 2019, 10:58 am Reply

One of the reasons why we use more toilet paper than men is because when we pee, there is a greater area of our body affected. A Man pees out of a tube hanging in front of him, while a woman pees from directly between her legs. I don't want pee around my vagina and I don't want to get wet hands getting it out of there.

duh itzdelphine

Sep 9, 2019, 3:01 pm Reply

wait.. I’m from Singapore yet I didn’t know it’s breaking the law not to flush the toilet. I see so many people who don’t flush

baconbros990 990

Sep 9, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

Is he an actual doctor

Hduf Lolly

Sep 9, 2019, 2:04 am Reply

Mike, your birthday is November 12? Mine is a day after yours!

Odiah Tyfany

Sep 9, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

Women use more toilet paper b/c our pee doesn’t come out of a straw, it goes everywhere. Also periods every month 2-7 days. Do men even wipe after peeing?

sophia potgieter

Sep 9, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

Obvi men ‘on average’ use less toilet paper they only use it when they need to 💩 and women use it on every visit so NO it’s not waste🙀

Boltzydog527 AWESOME

Sep 9, 2019, 11:04 pm Reply

I ALWAYS use the first toilet stall cause no one else ever uses the first one
Thats random but whatever

arika jamali

Sep 9, 2019, 10:33 am Reply

I think we should wash our poop with water instead of using paper towels because u don’t want to leave little shit around and you will too smell like shit and if you want to ask any questions about you are welcome to ask

Kiran Renaut

Sep 9, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

It's more sanitary to eat off of a to life seat then a kitchen counter.


Sep 9, 2019, 11:27 pm Reply

"Women use more toilet paper… waste?"
Idk my dude you guys just shake off at the urinal and only wipe for poop. We gotta wipe no matter what.

Cool SRY

Sep 9, 2019, 8:14 pm Reply

If I don’t see paper towels I just dry my hands on my shirt or shake my hands really fast

Heidi Dry

Sep 9, 2019, 2:20 pm Reply

Your so darn cute and a bonus, extremely handsome. I know that's probably weird to say especially since your talking about restroom statistics. I love your videos, they are very educational and thank you for taking the time to make them. Chest compressions!👍

Religious Reasoning

Sep 9, 2019, 9:17 am Reply

why November 19, that's international men's day

Stig Cruise

Sep 9, 2019, 8:58 pm Reply

Who crumples their toilet paper as a fully capable adult lol .. . There was also a debate on buzz feed about people who stand up to wipe or stay seated to wipe

Jordan Neeser

Sep 9, 2019, 9:05 pm Reply

Haha Dr. Mike you're extra goofy in this video but it's funny so I love it 😎😂

Laura Vickers

Sep 9, 2019, 1:21 am Reply

I don’t use public restrooms. It does feel right to me.

Katha Puwar

Sep 9, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

Dr mike im sorry to say this…PLEASE NOT PAPER TOWELS….use a hankercheif instead thats because TOILET PAPER AND TISSUE PAPERS are ONLY PAPER NOT RECYCLED…..it may be good for your hands but not the environment and also please TURN OFF THE TAP WHILE FORMING LATHERS AND SPREADING IT TURN IT ON AGAIN SAVES WATER…do not forget the environment bcoz of healthcare system!!!!

P s

Sep 9, 2019, 8:35 pm Reply

Uum interesting, I pretty much knew the majority of facts. I was shocked the first time I realised that some LADY? at work in the next cubicle didn't wash her hands..tut tut yuk. Why on Earth wouldn't you, knowing how important it is. It's not like people don't know. By the way Dr Mike you are so bloody cute,,you are the same age as my son! I thought you must be a similar age. Love the vids😊 greetings Manchester, England.

Lucy LuLu

Sep 9, 2019, 3:43 am Reply

I hate women squatting…

Christina Yazigi Design

Sep 9, 2019, 10:04 pm Reply

These new hand dryers actually sterilize as they are blowing out air… better than paper/eco-friendly 😉 … just saying… check it out http://vortexdryers.com/?lang=en


Sep 9, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

A lot of bathrooms don't have paper towels all they have are air dryers. Besides a lot of people that wash their hands and then they shut the faucet off with the hands they just watch so they just recontaminate their hands. What I'd like to see is where you have to hold onto a handle to get in the bathroom but going out the bathroom there is no handle this way you don't touch the handle and recontaminate.

Unicorn Queen

Sep 9, 2019, 6:07 am Reply

I don’t use public restrooms I only go at home and that gets cleaned on the regular

Aries G. Raymundo

Sep 9, 2019, 10:02 am Reply

Why not use water instead of toilet paper?

Shawna Walter

Sep 9, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

National toilet day is two days after my birthday?


Sep 9, 2019, 8:56 pm Reply

Important to mention the importance of pathogen exposure to have a healthy, happy, and occupied immune system. Autoimmune diseases prevalence in developed country > in developing countries


Sep 9, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

For the 96% of us that live outside of the US, what's a Gallon?

Priya Thomas

Sep 9, 2019, 5:47 pm Reply

😂😂yaa..you went crazy a little bit!Maybe Anxiee..ty😉

Damara Scott

Sep 9, 2019, 11:18 pm Reply

This man need to find a different type of shirt 😂😂


Sep 9, 2019, 12:41 am Reply

I actually think all public bathroom toilets need lids.. Germs from the toilet when you flush goes 6ft into the air, after learning this I started running out of bathroom stalls after flushing. 😭

Angeline L

Sep 9, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

"I poop, you poop, everybody poops!"

Me, pooping: I mean, yeah. You're definitely not wrong.

Amit Bloom

Sep 9, 2019, 6:29 pm Reply

Every time I wash my hands I sing happy birthday to you happy birthday to you

Katrina Bentley

Sep 9, 2019, 7:01 pm Reply

Women use more toilet paper in average because…more to clean? Periods? C'mon Dr. Mike.

Nico Donovan

Sep 9, 2019, 8:32 pm Reply

is it weird i hate the air dryers coz they make too much noise
anxiety: you dont wanna draw ATTENTION Nic
me: shakes hands coz no one has paper towels anymore

Teá Perez

Sep 9, 2019, 8:38 pm Reply

National toilet day is on my birthday. Ooof. 😂😂😂😂

Brylee Ball

Sep 9, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

Oml my b-days November 1st 😂

Anjali Singh

Sep 9, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

That museum is just behind my flat 🤗😇😇

Anjali Singh

Sep 9, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

In India we use water and not toilet paper!
I don't even understand how the poop is properly cleaned with paper!

Priscilla Coleman

Sep 9, 2019, 11:43 pm Reply

CNAs also have good hand-washing techniques.

Ana Conda

Sep 9, 2019, 11:30 pm Reply

I always clean my phone with rubbing alcohol when I'm back home but I was wondering for how long do you need to clean your phone?

enter first name enter last name

Sep 9, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

Wait his birthday is so close to mine 😁

Wyoming Wyoming

Sep 9, 2019, 1:19 am Reply

Well,Thank You .

Shermaine Liew

Sep 9, 2019, 4:41 am Reply

Wait wait what how I didn't know the not flushing the toilet here in sg is breaking the law

Alex Dun-way

Sep 9, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

The thing is, at most public schools they have those weird circulating towel things… yeah no

Doge Master

Sep 9, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

This place called Buccees in Texas has SUPER clean bathrooms. I would be comfortable to lick the toilet seat. They have staff in the bathroom and after when someone uses the stall or urinal they clean all of it every time someone uses it

Vasiliki Tsakiridou

Sep 9, 2019, 8:28 pm Reply

Squat in 🚽 is our exercise 😆

3 as1

Sep 9, 2019, 8:01 am Reply

I hang the paper roll correctly!!! My logic is I don't want the paper to touch the wall. Am I even right?

WolfBud _Pack

Sep 9, 2019, 12:45 am Reply

Hey doctor Mike do you use a smoothing filter or ur thumbnail?

WolfBud _Pack

Sep 9, 2019, 12:46 am Reply

Hey doctor Mike do you use a smoothing filter or ur thumbnail?

Blake Charman

Sep 9, 2019, 3:46 am Reply

Oldest flush toilets are actually from Scotland (31st century BCE). Then comes the Indus Valley Civilization (26th century BCE) and Minoans (21st Century BCE). I'm sure China was doing something cool too, but give credit where credit is due.

Anya Warrior

Sep 9, 2019, 3:50 am Reply

We use more telepor-

Frick, I almost said teleportation…

We use more TOILET PAPER because we get periods…

Lenora Powers

Sep 9, 2019, 7:56 am Reply

I will never face a toilet while it’s flushing. I will also never breathe. Eww


Sep 9, 2019, 2:27 pm Reply


Okay so being honest I already knew this because I was a cancer patient and doctors told me to wash my hands kind of this way actually it includes more steps but yes it is true .

ayesha faisal

Sep 9, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

Dr Mike love you You're awesome .. ❤❤

Constantinople, 1054

Sep 9, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

How does a man wipe his ass with 2 squares? Takes me at least 10.

ronnie millsap

Sep 9, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

When you say 'bear' it always reminds me of Wilfred show 🙂

Ben Morgan

Sep 9, 2019, 4:18 am Reply

I’m hot natured meaning I am naturally warmer than the normal person so it usually only takes about 1 minute for my hands to dry

leila nahomy

Sep 9, 2019, 12:38 am Reply



Sep 9, 2019, 5:53 pm Reply

A museum for toilets?
This is the country I live in and am a proud citizen of.

Lena Gans

Sep 9, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

Telling women they're wasting toilet paper but letting the water run the whole time while washing hands. Waste?! 😂💦

Myself I

Sep 9, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

Soap for 20sek?!?!


Oct 10, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

"bRinG bAcK tHe fUn?"

Don’t Worry be Happy

Oct 10, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

Doctor Mike binge 2019❤️

Mommy and Matthew

Oct 10, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

3:33 2 SQUARES ?! That's gross.
Drying my hands:
I always use paper towels (then use it to close the faucet) if not I air dry my hands by shaking them after I left the bathroom. And close the faucet with my elbow.

Margaret Sheehan

Oct 10, 2019, 2:55 am Reply

How can you be a doctor and believe women use more toilet paper because of waste? Were you out the day they discussed women in medical school?

Becky Hetrick

Oct 10, 2019, 12:32 pm Reply

NO woman uses only 7 squares!
And, I don't think we need to be reminded to wash our hands…

Kaitlyn Schaaf

Oct 10, 2019, 9:44 pm Reply

I’m a microbiologist and a coworker of mine calls hand dryers “poop tornadoes”

Charlie Johnson

Oct 10, 2019, 11:49 pm Reply

Anyone else notice that Dr.Mike got some grey hair (no offense love you)


Oct 10, 2019, 12:42 am Reply

You are hilarious doc❤

Floof The Bird

Oct 10, 2019, 5:23 am Reply

If you have a cat, you know better than to hang toilet paper with the end facing outside. . .

Tom Rouxel

Oct 10, 2019, 7:57 pm Reply

I started watching this video in the middle of a poop

Sydney Harris

Oct 10, 2019, 1:04 am Reply

I was smirking throughout the whole video until the phone/poop fact 😂

Ravza Dogru

Oct 10, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

Im watching this on the toilet


Oct 10, 2019, 6:21 am Reply

Me: Watching that video while pooping
Doctor Mike: YOU POOP

Angelina Kassiotis

Oct 10, 2019, 11:46 pm Reply

Anxietyyyyy lol I died laughing

Jeroen Jager

Oct 10, 2019, 10:37 am Reply

People always look at me when I sing happy birthday after peeing.

Aanab Tahir

Oct 10, 2019, 12:15 pm Reply

Dr. Mike: let me show you how to wash your hands
Me: Okay anything for you 🙂

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