If You're Reading Gizmodo On The Toilet, You're Not Alone

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According to the New York Times, 91 per cent of Americans aged 28 to 35 use their mobile devices on the toilet. So, a big hello to anybody reading this while relieving themselves. But there are more mobile phone toilet facts. And they get better.

According to the survey reported by the Times, apparently a quarter of Americans say they won't go to the toilet without their phone — presumably in case they have an accident.

And what are they all doing? Well, 63 per cent have answered calls, 41 per cent have called someone else, and 16 percent in the 28-to-35 group have made purchases there. I can only begin to imagine what they bought.


Finally, an amazing 20 per cent of males have joined conferecnes calls from the throne, compared to 13 per cent of women. That is a lot of toilet-based phone meetings. At least it wasn't video chat, right?

Some people will find all of this disgusting. I, however, applaud our toilet-based phone use. Multi-tasking is the future. Just be careful not to drop your handset. [New York Times; Image: LeeBrimelow]

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The irony. Guess what I am doing right now.