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Old 24-10-2006, 19:45
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Just a random curious question really.

How long does the average breakfast/lunch/dinner take before it passes through the stomach, in through the intestines and ready to be passed out through the anus?

In addition, how long does it take for drink to be passed through? I.e. water, cup of tea, alcohol etc.

I'm not really much of a scientist, but if anyone knew, it'd be really interesting to know.

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Old 24-10-2006, 19:55
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Try it and find out!
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Old 24-10-2006, 19:59
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Originally Posted by Exulus
Try it and find out!
How the bloomin' hell am I supposed to know the wee I just had was from the drink I had an hour ago or the drink I had two hours ago?! Etc!

You're obviously no scientist then.. Lol.
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:01
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Originally Posted by KennyB
How the bloomin' hell am I supposed to know the wee I just had was from the drink I had an hour ago or the drink I had two hours ago?! Etc!

You're obviously no scientist then.. Lol.
Actually i am of sorts, but what i said was half serious.

Go to the toilet then drink a big cup of tea...see how long it takes before you are bursting for a pee. It varies with everyone! For me its usually anywhere between half an hour to 2 hours...it depends on your metabolism and how much you have eaten. There really is no definite answer. Same for food, certain foods are processed quicker than others.
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:04
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Originally Posted by Exulus
Actually i am of sorts, but what i said was half serious.

Go to the toilet then drink a big cup of tea...see how long it takes before you are bursting for a pee. It varies with everyone! For me its usually anywhere between half an hour to 2 hours...it depends on your metabolism and how much you have eaten. There really is no definite answer. Same for food, certain foods are processed quicker than others.
Wow I didn't know that!

So, if I was to have a big cup of tea, it would come out at the same time would it? Not half the cup one time and half the cup 30 minutes later?

Hmm. I feel a little experiment coming on!
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:05
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Eat some asparagus and see how long it takes for funny smelling wee wee
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:06
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Originally Posted by KennyB
Wow I didn't know that!

So, if I was to have a big cup of tea, it would come out at the same time would it? Not half the cup one time and half the cup 30 minutes later?

Hmm. I feel a little experiment coming on!
Well...not nessesarily...like i say there is no specifics. Plus...i dropped biology at AS, so probably best to wait until someone more knowledgable comes along But its kinda common sense really...have you not noticed how after having a cup of tea shortly after you are bursting for a widdle?
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:14
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Originally Posted by Exulus
Well...not nessesarily...like i say there is no specifics. Plus...i dropped biology at AS, so probably best to wait until someone more knowledgable comes along But its kinda common sense really...have you not noticed how after having a cup of tea shortly after you are bursting for a widdle?
Well I always drink water, so I spend my whole day bursting for wees. But when i've had a wee, I find myself needing to go again 10 minutes later... unless i've got a obsessive compulsive disorder? Hehe!



But will need to give it ago in a minute.
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:25
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Depends on the person's system and the food being digested, but can take around 8 - 24 hours from start to finish I think maybe perhaps

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Old 24-10-2006, 20:26
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Why do I always want to go for a pee a short time following ejaculation?
If I have a drink then I'll need to go in about an hour or 2.
But even if I have been for a pee first,I'll need to go again between 10 and 15 minutes after sex.
Why?
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:36
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You can buy a little bottle of food dye.......say blue.

Drink some and wait to see how long before you pee blue..........
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:42
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Eat some coarsely chopped nuts whole.
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:43
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Originally Posted by Zero gravitas.
Eat some coarsely chopped nuts whole.
Or some sweetcorn
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Old 24-10-2006, 20:59
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It always takes exactly 37 hours for food, and 163 hours for water to pass through your body. Doesn't matter what the food or drink is, it always takes the same amount of time. No other variables affect anything, such as exercise, weather, or distance from the nearest asteroid belt.
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Old 24-10-2006, 21:05
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If you don't know by now.


They said anus, he hee.
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Old 24-10-2006, 21:35
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Tomato skins also pass through the body in one piece, so that's something else you could try.
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Old 24-10-2006, 21:37
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oh thats so interesting i didnt know that about tomato skins!!
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Old 24-10-2006, 21:43
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Originally Posted by Praxidike
It always takes exactly 37 hours for food, and 163 hours for water to pass through your body. Doesn't matter what the food or drink is, it always takes the same amount of time. No other variables affect anything, such as exercise, weather, or distance from the nearest asteroid belt.
What a heap of lies. It don't take that long for food and water to pass through your system.
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Old 24-10-2006, 21:54
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If you're healthy and eating the right foods with plenty of fibre, what goes in one evening should come out the next morning. Unfortunately, in the western world many people don't eat this sort of diet so it can take a lot longer.
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Old 24-10-2006, 22:06
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Originally Posted by KennyB
Well I always drink water, so I spend my whole day bursting for wees. But when i've had a wee, I find myself needing to go again 10 minutes later... unless i've got a obsessive compulsive disorder? Hehe!



But will need to give it ago in a minute.
.............or diabetes!
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Old 24-10-2006, 23:58
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Years ago my science teacher told us that it takes approx two days for ingested food to come out of the other end. He also said the sky is not really blue, and it's just a refraction from the blue seas and oceans.

I don't know if any of the above is true, but it's what Mr Makucewicz told me.
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Old 25-10-2006, 01:10
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What's the old saying, a crap a day keeps the.. oh hang on that's wrong.
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Old 25-10-2006, 01:25
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It depends on the food, some food takes longer to break down, then it can take hours and hours to pass through the intestines. Pee - an hour, poo upto24 hours.
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Old 25-10-2006, 06:36
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When I was in the Forces we had a saying."It takes 24 hours for the human body to turn food into shit,and it takes an Air Force cook 20 minutes to do the same".
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Old 25-10-2006, 06:45
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Liquid is quick, food will take much longer, depending on what it is & the person who's eaten it. Someone who's overweight, never gets any exercise, just sits around all day, the process might take up to 3 days; for someone who's fit, active & with a higher metabolic rate it could be closer to 1 day.
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