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Updated 16 July 2013

What’s behind door number one?

Are you skittish about using public toilets. Have you ever wondered what to do when you really have to go?

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Are you skittish about using public toilets. Have you ever wondered what to do when you really have to go?

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A study of 51 public restrooms found that the stall closest to the restroom entrance/exit point had the least bacteria (and the most toilet paper). The reasoning behind this was that the first stall probably saw less traffic. This was because of its position and the fact that people wanted privacy away from the entrance. When using a public toilet, you are also advised to stand up before flushing. Flushing produces a fine mist of water containing contagious bacteria and one can catch intestinal bugs and hepatitis from it.

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