The article, "Toilet gaming technology targets urinal boredom" states the following: "Trade paper Adweek calculates that on average men are rooted to the spot for 55 seconds while they relieve themselves - nine months over the course of their lifetimes."
If I live to be 77, I will have lived for a little over 900 months. That means I will spend approximately 1% of my day at the loo. With 1440 minutes in a day, and the quoted time for an average pee taking 55 seconds, Adweek reckons I take over 15 toilet breaks a day. Are they taking the...?
Iain Proctor, Edinburgh
I'm sure this'll never get past the censors, but I thought it might make them laugh...
Some nominative determinism here.
The council said the yellow did "not meet expectations". So you mean the expectation that the yellow would, in fact, be blue?
Basil Long, Nottingham
Re this stat: "In a survey to be published later this year by Gartner, 46% of 18 to 24-year-olds said they would choose internet access over owning their own car. The figure was 15% among the generation that grew up in the 1950s and 60s - seen as the golden age of American motoring." Surely teenagers in the 50s and 60s did not have internet access to prioritise?! I'll get my vintage coat...
Catherine Hall, Angel, London
Re Friday's letters, I know both Stig and Candace, and can confirm they are both fit and well, but under-performing.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales
Ms Hinton clearly doesn't know who she's talking to. Had she known the Magazine properly, she wouldn't have apologised for the pun, she would have unnecessarily shoe-horned it in (pun definitely intended).