Peeing, A How To Guide: Physicists Suggest Best Method For Reducing Backsplash At A Urinal

November 13, 2013


So, you were trying to pee and text at the same time and what happened? You peed on the floor for ten seconds before realizing it, trailing across your shoes, then finally hitting the urinal and backsplashing your pants. You're a wreck. So what do you do? While you're washing your hands you splash a little water around the bottom of your shirt, then when you get back to your date you complain about how insane the water pressure at the men's room sink is. We've all been there. But now physicists at at Brigham Young University have suggested a method for urinal use that minimizes backsplash. If you shit yourself though you should still sneak out the kitchen and convince yourself your date wasn't the girl for you.

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.

So as close to the urinal as possible and downward. That kind of goes against the common sense of standing as far away from the urinal as possible, but what do I know? I'm just a man who's been practicing his bank shot off the urinal divider. "How's that working out for you?" Honestly? If peeing was a basketball game I probably wouldn't be a starter.

Keep going for a video tutorial of how to prevent a double dribble.

Thanks to Side Effect, which may include accidentally touching the urinal wall with your penis.

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