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Did Bennett Write Right?

Arnold Bennett, English novelist (1867 - 1931), once claimed the following...


A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.


How could this "fact" be supported? That is, what assumptions are being made:
  • Number of hours slept each day?
  • Number of meals per day?
  • Length of each meal...the same?
  • Are all of these assumptions applicable over all age ranges 1-60?
Lastly, what would be the translation of Bennett's statement into a dog's life?