Here’s a weird stat that unites us . . . or, 20% of us at least. One in five people admit they’ve eaten food out of the TRASH before. That doesn’t mean you went dumpster diving, necessarily. Maybe you just threw half-a-donut away, then reconsidered. The most common reason people gave for eating trash was it looked “perfectly fine” in their opinion. Here’s one more disturbing stat: The poll also found one in six people have eaten food while sitting on the toilet before.