Interesting factoids that bring perspective to the issues presented in the film.

Human Digestive System. LadyofHats, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

*What leaves our body through our anus has been part of us for 40 to 85 hours.

Planet Earth. U.S. govt., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

*One year of shit in kilograms (estimated):
An adult person poops 79.2 of it.
A city like Paris generates over 174 millions.
Western Europe 27 billion.
The world 396 billion.

*One year of urine in liters (estimated):
An adult person pees 540.
A city like Paris produces over 1.1 billions.
Western Europe 189 billion.
The world 2.7 trillion.

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*Every year Americans excrete about 178 billion liters of urine which contain an estimated 890 million kilos of nitrogen, more than enough to fertilize a field of corn the size of the city of Paris for an entire year.

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*Human beings spend an entire year of their lives defecating, and approximately three years sitting on the toilet.

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*The daily fecal output (urine and feces) of a healthy individual is between around 250 grams depending on diet. Vegetarians more than carnivores. Our shit is 75% water.

Skatole chemical structure. Dschanz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

*Skatole and Indole are the two chemicals that give shit is odor. The word scatological, which means relating to or characterized by an interest in excrement and excretion, is based on it.

Escherichia coli bacteria.
NIAID, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

*There are 1,000,000,000,000 (1011) bacteria per cubic millimeter of adult human feces.

Wembley Stadium. Jbmg40, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

*Every day, about 100,000 tons of human excrement end up in the open due to open defecation, enough to fill London’s Wembley stadium.

Potatoes. Scott Bauer, USDA ARS, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

*We shit out 25% of the protein in rice, 26% of the protein in potatoes, 40% of the protein in cornmeal.

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*In one year, the world’s population excretes enough urine and feces to fertilize over one-third of the Planet’s agricultural lands.

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*The yearly excreta output from one adult person contains enough nutrients to grow the food he/she needs for a year.

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*75% of Americans with mobile phones use their phones in the bathroom.
63% answered a phone call.
10% made an online purchase.