Food travels down the oesophagus at a rate of approximately one to two inches per second, and the entire process takes about five to six seconds. In the stomach, food tends to hang around for a little bit and this usually depends on a variety of factors including the amount of food you have consumed, how much fat it contains, and also the acidity of the stomach. However, all food should have left the stomach within two to four hours. In the small intestine, digestion continues and absorption occurs. From here on, the time to defecation will vary depending on the time it takes to adequately digest and absorb in the small intestine. This will usually take five to six hours. The food then enters the colon for further digestion and water re-absorption before defecation. The time from it’s entering the colon to defecation is about twelve to twenty-four hours. Thus, the time for food to travel from one end to the other probably ranges from about twenty to thirty hours.
When I was doing this research all I could think about was my special boy. And what if I were to eat him. Fully consume all of him. If so, I would want to eat him slowly. According to the math, and assuming I live to be eighty-four years old, I would want to eat a bite of him every day for 24,090 days. That way no matter what he would always be a part of me. His never-ending words would act as the 1,000 milligrams of Calcium I require daily. His hilariously filthy humor would be my 25 grams of Fiber. His inability to sit still, my 320 milligrams of Magnesium. His insight my 4,700 milligrams of Potassium, his love my 2,310 milligrams of Vitamin A, and his compassion my 75 milligrams of Vitamin C.
According to the information gathered, I could in fact live off of him for the rest of my life. And that, is how I have considered cannibalism.