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I COULDN'T RESIST


#1

Anyone worried ?
SQUATTING LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF STROKE IN INDIANS
A squatting posture, commonly adopted in India for household activities
like bathing, eating and using the toilet, has been found to precipitate
cerebrovascular accidents in susceptible persons, Indian researchers
report.
Reuters Health Information 2002
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/ 430102?srcmp=im-031502


#2

I saw a study once that showed the Japanese people have more femur density than Westerners because they use squat-style toilets. I'll take the femur density over the stroke risk any day.


#3

I tell u,squatting style toilets are a work-out!And it starts hurting when u stay there long time!!I come from Malaysia that is why I know,cuz grandparents places and all.


#4

So when the Europeans came to India, they had trouble from adapting to squat down on the shitter. During one of their workouts, someone developed this great idea that was inspired during a set of box squats. Why not sit on something while we poop--therefore, the toilet was invented.


#5

Damn! You said "Indians," and I thought you meant I was at risk (I'm Ojibway).


#6

Nothing new... ever tried taking a poop in public restrooms, for example school toilets? You have no choice but to squat, or else inoculate all kinds of interesting STDs from the fecal matter and other bodily substances accumulated on the seats.


#7

That was a truly ignorant statement, read it over and perhaps you will see what I mean.