Thanks to the our humid weather, Singaporeans and Malaysians tend to spend a significant amount of our lives in the shower, according to research. Here are some quirky facts about showering — from Pierre Png's shower scene to Brad Pitt's unconventional habit.
84%: Proportion of Singaporeans who prefer taking showers to baths, according to a 2018 study by sanitary fittings manufacturer Grohe. Showers, the water-conserving cousin of baths, are also taken twice daily by 66 per cent of Singaporeans, compared to 57 per cent of Malaysians and 74 per cent of Indonesians. Not such big fans of showers are Australians — 67 per cent shower just once a day.
3 weeks: How long Pierre Png went on a strict diet and training regimen for, to prep for his hunkalicious shower scene in Crazy Rich Asians. In case you’re wondering, Pierre may have looked very nekkid but was reportedly wearing a G-string.
137,000: No. of upvotes the most popular post on the subreddit “shower thoughts” has. The most popular epiphany on the site reads: “Anxiety is like when video game combat music is playing but you can’t find any enemies.”
341 hrs: How long American Kevin McCarthy showered for — a skin-wrinkling 14.2 days — in 1985, setting a world record.
1 week: How long it took to shoot the famous 45-sec-long shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Pyscho. That’s a third of the film’s entire shooting schedule, and the scene is reportedly what inspired the auteur to make the iconic movie.
1: No. of celebrities to confess to cleaning himself with baby wipes rather than showering. Brad Pitt revealed his unconventional method to Inglourious Basterds co-star Eli Roth, who reportedly stank on set due to not having enough time to shower. “Baby wipes, man, baby wipes. I got six kids. All you’ve got to do is just take them, [give] a couple [of] quick wipes under the pits,” Brad reportedly advised.