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Majority of Americans Have Used Mobile Devices While on the Toilet

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mobile devices are used by people on the go, and also apparently by people who are going.  A recent survey of 1,000 people by the marketing agency 11mark found 75 percent of Americans have used their mobile devices to talk, text, shop, use apps or simply surf the Web while on the toilet.

Among those between the ages of 28 and 35, the percentage is 91 percent.  For those 65 and older, just 47 percent say they've used their devices on the toilet.

The survey also found:

-- 25 percent of Americans say they will not go to the bathroom without their devices.
-- 63 percent have answered calls while on the toilet, while 41 percent have called someone else.
-- 16 percent of the 28-35 age group have made online purchases while on the porcelain throne, compared to 8 percent of those 65 and older.
-- 20 percent of males and 13 percent of females have joined a conference call while on the toilet.
-- People with children are more likely to chat on the phone while on the john than those without kids.
-- Single people are far more likely than people with partners to text on the toilet.
-- If a person is taking or making a call while on the toilet, they are most likely doing so on a BlackBerry.
-- Using an app or playing on Facebook is most often done by someone on an iPhone.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Pilot's Bathroom Break Triggers Terror Scare

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A pilot on a New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Asheville, N.C., became stuck in the airplane’s lavatory Wednesday night as the aircraft approached LaGuardia Airport – and when a passenger with “a thick foreign accent” tried to alert the co-pilot of the situation, ABC News has learned that fighter jets were nearly scrambled.

“The captain has disappeared in the back and I have someone with a thick, foreign accent trying to access the cockpit right now,” the plane’s co-pilot reported to air traffic controllers around 7 p.m., according to

Trapped by a faulty latch on the bathroom door, the pilot apparently got the attention of a passenger, whom he provided the cockpit security code -- a passcode designed to tell cockpit occupants that it is safe to open the secure door.

“What I'm being told is he is stuck in the lav and someone with a thick foreign accent is giving me a password to access the cockpit,” the co-pilot said, “and I'm not about to let him in.”

The exchange took place over a period of about 15 minutes before the plane indicated to LaGuardia's tower that the situation had been resolved. It was during that time, ABC News has learned, that fighter jets were nearly scrambled to the skies.

The flight, Delta 6132, operated by Chautauqua Airlines – a regional carrier for Delta – was told to make an emergency landing and Port Authority Police and the FBI met it when it came in.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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