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Always use the first stall & other tips for surviving the public restroom

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Let's say we're midway through the third quarter of the big game and it hits. Something you ate in pre-game or halftime just isn't sitting well and you have to make a trip to the restroom. 

So you arrive and you find you have options. So which stall do you choose?

Experts studied 51 public restrooms and they found that consistently the stall closest to the door was not only the cleanest but also had the most toilet paper.

Before flush make sure you stand up because every time you flush, contagious bacteria sprays up.

When drying your hands, always go to with the paper towel dispensers over the jet air dryers. Germs multiply faster when your hands are moist. So if you really take the time to dry them off completely when using the jet air dryer, it's about equal to using paper.

However, the reality is most of us get impatient with the dryer and leave while they're still damp.

Another fun fact: Charlie Staggs, stadium manager at War Memorial, said they've discovered that at some events the stalls at the farthest end of the ladies room never even get used.