The Big Count: 2011

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Late on the 31st of December 2008, I was asked a question. That question was simple:

"How many poos do you think you'll have in 2009?"

Immediately I was interested, and on the morning of January first, I began my quest, counting number one.

Throughout 2009 I continued to rack up the count, finishing the year on 644, at a rate of 1.76 poos-per-day. The fascination grew into 2010 as I opened up the idea to the online world. A total of 23 people have taken part this year, with many having been counting the full year, and we are now seeing this become a real scientific piece of research. At the end of November, this group has been done a total of 7,611 poos, and we have seen that the average of an individual over the full year is 1.25 poos-per-day.

However, this is not merely it. The bigger question is always 'What is normal?' in terms of averages; but my hypothesis, based on my friend James' and my 2009 pilot studies, is that in warmer months, the number of poos-per-day increases. Put simply, the summer brings more poos than winter. This fact has also been found to be true this year, with everyone's monthly results giving us the stats to show that June has yet again been the year's highest in terms of trips to the loo. Fascinating stuff, I'm sure you agree.

So now... it's over to you.

2009 was inspiring, 2010 was captivating, and 2011 can be incredible!

Please, join us in the quest to find out if two is too much? Is one enough? Is three the signal of something wrong? These questions are only answered with numbers and groups such as mine.

It only takes a very small amount of time to count one more number when you're sitting down. I suggest keeping a count on your phone, as it's something I usually have in my pocket when I go, and then I don't have to remember mentally.

I run the official group on Facebook, and results given to me on there are counted and used in the statistics. So please, follow the link below and join in the fun!

The Big Count

Invite your friends.

Count your poos.

Enjoy 2011!

61 Comments on "The Big Count: 2011"

eric lumpen's picture

Crivens. What a wonderful idea. With enough participants and careful data collection you could probably get some very interesting statistics. Let's all start counting.

flushette's picture
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I think one a day is a pretty healthy nuber even. Probably we poop more in the summer because our metabolisms slow down for the winter (much like the sloth, but we don't poop as little as once a week...)

Seeing as how I've never owned a cell phone, nor will I ever, I'll keep a tally on my bathroom wall.

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prarie doggin's picture
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Flushette, I own a cell phone and ironically I'm longing for the day I can flush it down the toilet. I don't think I will be of much help, as I can't keep track of almost anything anymore. Maybe I can mount a micro switch or something on my toilet that counts the turds as they hit the switch falling into the toilet. I'll work on it.

shitake boy's picture
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As it sits right now, I am currently at 6 poops for the year thus far, I have been averaging about 2 per day. But I am going to estimate my number for the year to be at 891. That was the number of poops I had in 2010 It looks like 891 poops or an average of 3 poops per day for 2011. Happy pooping to all.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

MSG's picture
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I am at 4 movements so far, but may yet have another today. I may achieve last year's total (623), or not; time will tell. Anyhow, it's fun keeping track.

crappy flatusphere's picture

I had 3 on the first.
I had 4 on the Second
I had 2 on the third so far.
Last year I was at 1,621 which is 4.5 day.

runninggrrl2's picture
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I usually have 3 or 4 within about 2 hours--I guess I don't empty out all at once or something. I can't decide whether to count all 3 as one "session" or if they are separate. I know one thing--I never have a poopless day, so there will be at least 365, if not more.


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An apple a day keeps the ExLax away!

flushette's picture
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PD, that is exactly hy I didn't get one. For fear of dropping and flushing it don the toilet. After all, I AM the Flushette. (and my double-U key stopped orking a fe minutes ago too.)


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Never finish until you're done!

When you've got nowhere to go, and you feel it start to flow, diarrhea... diarrhea.

Johnny Crap's picture
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This is truly a fantastic idea! The engineer and shameless pooper in me needed just such a project to get through life.
Btw, I suspect that the reason we (esp. in the Western world) poop more in the summer months may have a lot to do with what we eat and drink in the summer. We're likely to drink more water and other fluids in the summer, which keeps us hydrated and makes for easy passage of fecal goodies. Also, in the summer, we're more likely to consume larger quantities of fruits, squashes, and other vegetables which are all rich sources of fiber.
Come winter, we may slow down our fluid intake, consume more meat (and less vegetables).


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We all live in a brown submarine, a brown submarine.

MSG's picture
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Hello RunningG: Each time you sit, poop, and wipe counts as a separate poop. On some days I have separate movements at 5 a.m., at 8 a.m., and then perhaps another in the afternoon; 3 movements. If I could get more poop out at 5 a.m., I would; but I can't, so it comes later. Separate movement, and so counted. Now if I sit, poop, wait a few minutes because I don't feel empty, and then poop again before getting up, then I have simply had a multi-impulse movement, but one movement. Usually, if I still feel not empty after pooping, and I wait, the feeling goes away, and it's obvious I'm not going to do any more at this session. So whatever comes out, usually hours later, is a separate movement.

shitake boy's picture
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I am already at 10 poops for the year,with an average of 2.5 poops per day. Number 11 is going to make its exit as soon as I get off the computer. I suffer from IBS, and will never know how many poops I will have from one day to the next. I would love to be one of those people who report 4.5 poops per day, that would be ideal for me. Whenever I have a poopless day (which is seldom) I make up for it the following day; so it all evens out. I will keep you all posted.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

shitwit's picture
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I'm afraid I'd skew the data the wrong way! Lately I can't shit to save my life. So frustrating!

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Rock-n-roll! Poopy-poo!

MSG's picture
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No, SW, you would not skew data the wrong way; you would supply it! If data are supposed to reflect a population, then it has to come in accurate, unadjusted, the way it really is. So you are on a dry spell lately? That's just part of reality.

TheMadPooper95's picture
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I'm at 9 so far, about two per day. gooood so far :)

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when in doubt, take a dump

Montreal Gal's picture
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For what it's worth, I counted my poops in 2010, and I pooped 324 times in that year. I averaged 27 poops per month.

Too late for me to start counting this year, unfortunately.

When you say the word "poop", your mouth makes the same motion as your butt-hole does when pooping.

shitake boy's picture
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I am now sitting at 24 poops for the year so far, with 25 waiting in the wings before I slumber for the night. That has been an average of almost 3 poops per day, which is great for me. I will keep you all posted as the year progresses.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

MSG's picture
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I just had b.m. #18 on day 10 of the year. My output has fluctuated from once to thrice per day. I've been eating brown rice [eat brown to go brown?] with some dishes recently, and that seems to produce large, frequent movements. Likewise, crunchy peanut butter (i.e., with added peanut fragments) leads to more activity. Last year at this time I had just done b.m. #16, so I am 2 poops ahead of that pace, due possibly to diet and possibly to taking acid reducer pills.

crappy flatusphere's picture

Just did number 33 on day 10. at this rate I'm averaging 3.3 per day. I had 8 days of 3's a day of 4 and today was 5.

MSG's picture
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January is over, and I had 54 bowel movements, just over 1.74 per day. Last year I had 56 in January, so I am 2 short of that pace. Since I am retired from teaching, I go mostly at home: 50 poops here, 3 at the church where I play the organ, and 1 at the local Target store. All movements so far have been at least decent formed stools; no diarrhea; a couple have been very hard. I had at least 1 movement each day: one movement only on 13 days, on 13 other days I had two, and on 5 days I had 3 bms. All in all, a typical month.

shitake boy's picture
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As it is sitting right now, I had a total of 92 poops for the month of January, which corresponds to 2.97 poops per day. Some of the days I only had two poops and most I had 3 poops, and there was a couple of days where I had 4 and 5 poops in a day. IBS is so unpredictable. I have already had 3 poops today, and I am sure I will have another 1 or 2 poops before today ends. If I have 92 poops per month, every month, my estimate will be 1100 poops for the year. We will see what happens for February (a short month) I am going to predict 84 poops for February.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

Bilgepump's picture
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Obsess much, fellas?

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"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Butt of the Joke's picture
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Just consider this for a moment:How does one have 1.74(MSG's total)?Not just MSG in particular,but have part of a poop?Would you not round up to 2poops per day?Or,for instance,if I said I pooped 1.23 times a day,would that just round down to 1?Please shed some light on the "part of a poop" quandary.
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More people flush than they do wash their hands.

shitake boy's picture
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There is no such thing as a partial poop, I agree with that. It is just what the actual numbers works out to. To appease BotJ, I will round up to the whole average of 3 poops per day...LOL

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In search of the ever evasive BM

Butt of the Joke's picture
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Thanks Shitake.Just trying to help.Doesn't the sound of 3poops per day make you feel so much more accomplished?
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More people flush than they do wash their hands.

More people flush than they do wash their hands.

prarie doggin's picture
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That's just like saying the average family has 2.5 kids. No one has a half a kid.

TheMadPooper95's picture
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You guys cracked me up! It's true, though. I don't think you could possibly take .3% of a crap. Anyway, it's february 3rd and I took dump #65 a few hours ago...life is good :)

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when in doubt, take a dump

MSG's picture
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I've started to read an elementary book on statistics as a discipline. The most basic statistic is the datum, or a number corresponding to a piece of information (e.g., I had 3 bowel movements yesterday). The next most basic is the average, or mean, the total of all numbers in the series divided by the number of items (e.g., I had 54 bm's in 31 days in January, for an average of 1.74 per day). When you give the mean or average of several items, it does not mean that all items in the series were the same, say, 1.74; the only time that would be true is in a definitional series: I could say that the average value of all the dimes in my pocket is ten cents, because ten cents is the value of a dime. Of course, you can't have .74 of a poop; any time an amount of poop comes out the chute, it's a poop, a whole poop, and nothing but the poop. Enough.

prarie doggin's picture
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I'm not really concerned about the occasional .74 poop. It's the 1.74 poop that has me living in fear.

Bilgepump's picture
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Yep, thats scary, PD...you grunt one complete one out..and damn if another starts...and almost 3/4's of the way through, it stops...now what the fuck do you do?

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"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Ah yes, the million wiper is caused by your asshole fucking over you and biting a portion off an incomplete poop.


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prarie doggin's picture
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And heaven forbid if the .74 and the 1.00 decide to come out at the same time. Side by side.

Butt of the Joke's picture
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Oh look,.74 and 1.00 are going to the Super Bowl!

(Post game comment made by .74) "1.00 did great coming out of the gate.Almost had it,then I got stuck.I'm not .26 the poop I wanted to be."
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More people flush than they do wash their hands.

More people flush than they do wash their hands.

prarie doggin's picture
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Sounds like a couple of "packers".

Butt of the Joke's picture
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And I think those "packers" came from the "bungholes".Which are in the same state as the "browns."
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More people flush than they do wash their hands.

More people flush than they do wash their hands.

MSG's picture
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I had #100 this morning, day 58 of 2011, or 1.724 per day so far. I'm running (pooping) behind last year, as I had #100 on Feb 23 of 2010.

shitake boy's picture
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I am sitting at 178 on this 58th day of the year, and I am sure that I will have #179 within the next couple of hours. I have been averaging about 3 poops per day. This past Friday, I pooped 6 times on that day alone. I will give my official count for February in the next couple of days.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

In search of the ever evasive BM

MSG's picture
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Happy April, all! In March I had 57 bm's, for a total of 159 for the year to that point (90 days). March was a good month on that score. I've already had my first movement for April.

shitake boy's picture
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As it sits right now, I have a total of 276 poops for the year. That includes the first two poops that I already had for April. I had a total of 91 poops for March, averaging out to 3 per day. At this rate, I am on target for a little over 1000 poops for the year. I guess I have the IBS to thank for such a high number.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

MSG's picture
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I pooped #200 yesterday, April 25; back in 2010 I had #200 on April 21, so I am 4 days behind that pace; still fairly close. This morning I had #202. April has been a little slow so far, but not unusual.

shitake boy's picture
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As it is sitting right now, I am at an even 350 poops on the 116th day of the year, with 351 to happen before the close of "business" today. For some reason, April tends to be a slow month in the poops department. Although, one never knows what the next three days will bring. I have been averaging about 90 poops per month. Still on target for a little over the 1000 poops for the year. Happy pooping to all.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

In search of the ever evasive BM

MSG's picture
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In April I had 52 bm's, not bad after a slow start (but in April 2010 I had 56); I am now 6 poops behind what I had last year at this time, and had my current number for the year (213) 3 days later than last year. Still, fairly consistent.

MSG's picture
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In April I had 52 bm's, not bad after a slow start (but in April 2010 I had 56); I am now 6 poops behind what I had last year at this time, and had my current number for the year (213) 3 days later than last year. Still, fairly consistent.

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If any of you can manage to make it until the end of you year, email me with your stats. Keep this in mind!


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shitake boy's picture
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Hey daphne, I will do that. I am currently sitting at 370 for the year. I had Mexican food for dinner, so #371 is slated to happen before today's close of "business". I even christened the toilet in the men's room at my new job today (twice). Thanks IBS. At this rate I could very well be at 1091 poops by the end of the year. My grand total for April was 91 poops. It seems that for the last 3 months, 91 has seemed to be the magic number each month.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

MSG's picture
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May was a productive month in terms of poop for me: 62 bm's in 31 days, an average of 2 a day for the month. I am now ahead of last year's annual pace. I think my recent increase is due to Multaq, a medication for heart palpitations. According to my doctor, it gives some people quite loose stools, which I did not have; however, I do seem to have two a day (occasionally more or less), which I have not done for the past ten years or so.
My total for the year so far is 275, which came June 2 last year, so I am a day ahead of last year's pace.

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Baring an occasional bout of illness I shall extrude my usual, for many years, one BM per day. Usually announces its intentions of making a break for freedom shortly after I arise in the morning. With a very rare missed day and an occasional bout of the squirts I can predict somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 or less BM's in the coming year. To mundane to bother counting.


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prarie doggin's picture
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I am unable to partake in this survey as I feel it may descend into an all out ugly competition with shitake boy, Chief and MSG spending the end of the year on the crapper trying to beat each other out for the grand total.

(my money's on shitake boy though)

shitake boy's picture
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Thank you Prarie Doggin :). I have had a very "busy" month in May with a total of 97 poops for May to bring my total for the year to 465, and that includes the 3 poops
I had today so far, with #466 due before the close of "business" today. Admittingly, I suffer from mild IBS, which definitely accounts for my large and frequent output. Happy and comfortable pooping to all.

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In search of the ever evasive BM

prarie doggin's picture
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You're quite welcome. Hopefully you will be able to comfortably enjoy the end of year holidays while the Chief and MSG are sweating it out 24/7 on their respective toilets/outhouse hole, trying furiously to get into second place. (which, in my book, is first loser)

MSG, keep an eye on Chief. I wouldn't put it past that old bastard to sneak in some goat, cow or horse turds and claim them as his.

MSG's picture
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I keep my count going because, from time to time, I can note changes due to new medications or diet changes or the like. Last night I had an unusual experience: Around 11:40 pm our cat, Shadow, suddenly wanted outside, which she signaled by leaping on the bed and yowling. I got up and carried her near the door, which was sort of strenuous as she was mildly resisting. I let her down, opened the door, and let her out. All this time I had been tooting like a sotto-voce but sonorous brass band, so I decided to try for a midnight poop. I was able to drop several small hard chunks (BSS #1), not at all my typical output. Just now I entered that movement into my list. At the end of the year I will check my Excel list, and I expect that last night's odd movement will end up being the latest in the day of all of them. Were I not to enter it in the list, I'd probably forget about it, which would be sad.

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