Wiping While Obese
Last week, while I was sipping eggnog and stuffing my face with roasted chestnuts, the world of PoopReporting was moving on without me. On Thursday, I got this email from Logjam:
Just in case you've been busy and haven't had the time, you really have to hear Chris Rockwell's show yesterday, where he tried to wipe himself after duct-taping pillows to himself. I was rolling all over the place listening to this, and in fact am going on a diet today given the fair warning his experiment provides. Also wonderful was Monday's show where he interviews his step-father about using corn cobs.
We at PoopReport first publicly wondered back in late 2002: how do obese people wipe? We weren't asking to mock, but to learn -- with the Center for Disease Control estimating that 65% of all adults in the US are overweight or obese, it's really more of being prepared for the inevitable. What are their techniques, we wondered. Can they reach around? Can they reach through? Do they use a sponge on a stick? Do they ask their spouse to help? Do they rub up against a carpet-covered pole?
For two years, we've wondered and speculated. Chris Rockwell has gone one step further. Listen to his podcast:
Thanks for the PoopReporting, Chris!