In an attempt to definitively answer a question that plagued mankind for many years, a recent study has analysed the toilet visiting habits of men and women all over Australia. When presented with a row of available cubicles, people generally intend to access the least-used toilet in a delusional attempt to remain some semblance of personal hygiene in a public toilet. So the study tracked the cubicle visiting patterns in public toilets across the nation, and this is what they found.

The second cubicle is clearly the most used cubicle, presumably because most users assume that everyone goes for the first stall. This misconception has led to a bitter irony, as those trying to avoid a well-used cubicle end up feeling that unsettling warmth of a recently occupied toilet seat. Interestingly, the second-most used cubicle is the last one, meaning that in the case of a two-cubicle row, the second and last cubicle receives 90% of the patronage. 

So take our word for it, next time you’re trying to choose a throne, take the first cubicle. Science has proven that that is the best choice. Unless, of course, heaps of people read this article, then you’re really screwed.