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Nov 13 2013

Finally: Physics Reveals Proper Peeing Technique

brad_pitt_urinalsI’ve often wondered what a graduate physics student at Brigham Young University would study. As it turns out the answer is peeing. They’ve decided that the world has reached a point where we need to find out why everything is constantly wet. So they’re attacking urinal splash-back first, I hope next they take on faucet manufactures who make faucets that the instant you put your hands in the water soaks your crotch and ruins all your effort in fixing the splash-back problem.

Men should stand as close to the urinal as possible… Also helpful is directing the stream to hit the back of the urinal at a downward angle. That creates less splash-back and the drops that do bounce, head downwards into the urinal drain. Conversely, to prevent messing one’s trousers (or angering neighbors) they suggest men not spray directly into the urinal or into the pool that forms at the bottom of the urinal, both cause a lot of splash-back.

That sounds like sound advice. I’ve sure any well-funded team would come to the same conclusion. Also many comedians have thoughts on the subject too. I wonder if a Seinfeld rerun isn’t where the study originated. My technique is to stand way back. A good rule of thumb is a foot behind the divider between urinals, provided there is one, but if you can arc it further more power too you. This method doesn’t help with the splash-back but it does keep your shoes clean.

Hit the jump for a video.

Thanks to Cody who believes in warning his pee-neighbors that he’s going to attempt a high-arching, rainbow shot from standing atop the sink for 3 points.

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