I just came across this fascinating piece of information and I thought I might share it with you. Is it Poppers related? Err, no not really but you could argue the information could be used to compare the amount of spunk produced after a sniffing Poppers against that produced normally. I’m betting It’d be twice as much with Poppers!
Here’s how we came up with the numbers:
According to Discovery Health, one person produces five to ten ounces of basal tears—the constant tears in our eyes that keep them from drying out—a day. On average, that’s 7.5 ounces a day, which equates to 21.4 gallons a year.
Per the World Health Organization, men produce an average of 1.5 milliliters of semen every time they have sex. And using research from the Kinsey Institute, we determined that a 33-year-old man has sex an average of 89 times a year. That comes to 4.5 ounces a year, or exactly three shots worth of your favorite liquor.
According to the Mercer University School of Medicine, the average person pees anywhere from 750 to 2,000 milliliters of urine every day, which averages out to 1,375 milliliters. That means you pee somewhere around 501,875 milliliters, which equates to about 132 gallons—enough to fill six average-sized bathtubs that hold around 21 gallons each.
According to the book The Truth About Poop, people produce one ounce of poop for each 12 pounds of their body weight. And the National Center for Health Statistics says the average weight for an adult male in the United States is 189.8 pounds. That means the average man produces 360 pounds of poop a year—almost one whole pound a day. Want an easy visualization? That was the playing weight of Minnesota Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie in 2010.
An average person sweats between 1.5 to 2 liters per hour during exercise, according to Chad M. Kerksick, Ph.D., an assistant professor of exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends getting at least 150 minutes (or 2.5 hours) of moderate aerobic activity a week. That comes out to 130 hours per year, or roughly 227 liters. That’s as good as 60 gallons, enough to fill 3.24 gas tanks in America’s most popular car, the Honda Accord.
Though there’s much debate about the amount of saliva one healthy person produces each day, Mark Davidson, M.D., a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, pegs it at around one liter. So if the average person produces 365 liters of saliva a year, that’s more than 96 gallons a year. And since there are 42 gallons in 1 U.S. crude oil barrel, that means you spit around 2.3 barrels a year. What oil crisis?