Using the toilet is so passé.
On Friday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert cited some number-crunching from IFL Science: if every American peed in the shower once per day, it could save 185 billion gallons of fresh water per year.
Of course, this is a broad bit of mathematics. It assumes all Americans pee identically (not true), that all newborns use the toilet and that we don’t waste any shower water during those sweet, sweet 21 seconds we spend shower peeing.
A tongue-in-cheek Colbert also demanded apologies from Equinox, Home Depot, Curves and Gold’s Gym. “I’m sorry you caught me saving the planet for our grandchildren,” he said. Read more…