Science: How To Avoid Splash-Back And Pee Like A Proper Gentleman

The splash-back, while urinating has bad “side-effects”. And this is why the science is here to tell you what’s the proper way to go to the bathroom.

We all know that the men’s ability to urinate while standing, in spite of its advantages, has one messy flaw: splash-back. That’s the splatter that bounces out of the bowl onto the seat, floor, pants, shoes.

Well, this is the main reason why Tadd Truscott and Randy Hurd, fluid dynamists at Brigham Young University’s Splash Lab, researched this problem and they’ve found a proper solution. For a study of “urinal dynamics,” they built a specialized hose that simulated a guy taking a leak, then used high-speed photography to film it in action.

By varying the distance traveled and impact angle, the duo pinpointed a spritz-free way to pee. They presented their findings at a recent physics conference, and word spread from there. “One man called to thank us for saving his marriage,” Truscott says. So for cleaner bathrooms, drier pants, and happier housemates, you should follow this remarkable advice. But, if you don’t want to hear his advice, then you should (at least) follow these simple tips, how to avoid the annoying splash:

  1. Don’t target the water when you urinate, because you will cause a bigger splash. You should always air for the sides of the toilet. Or, just have a seat and urinate properly.
  2. And, when you need to urinate, you should get close – as much as possible. If you are at 30 degrees’ angle, you will reduce the splash by 90%. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share.

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