Scientists Figured Out How Long It Takes To Poop a Lego Just In Time For Christmas

Christmas is about a month away, and that can mean only one thing – people pooping Legos.

I didn’t know this was a problem that needed figuring out, but here we are.

I know toddlers eat things they shouldn’t, including Legos, so a bunch of scientists from the UK and Australia got together and ate Legos. Then, they timed how long it would take to poop out the Lego. I shit you not.

This study was published in the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health. That means it’s legit.

According to RT, for the experiment, all six researchers scarfed down a Lego figurine head before documenting the outcome. After what might have been a painful release, the conclusion seems to be that a toy block should pass through in about 1.71 days on average. Good news, if you’ve a habit of chomping on plastic toys.

Parents – if your kid eats a Lego on Christmas, don’t worry. It’ll pass.

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