Physicists Reveal The Best Way To Pee Into A Urinal

"Haphazard urinal usage can have devastating consequences." So says a team of physicists at Brigham Young University, who have discovered the best way to pee into a urinal without getting the dreaded splash-back onto the floor or, worse, yourself.

The team set up a water tank and nozzles to mimic the way urine leaves the human body and filmed the action with high-speed cameras. They also set up a second tank to mimic sitting on a toilet rather than standing at a urinal.

In their analysis, the researchers determined that if men sit on a toilet rather than stand at a urinal, they'll have the least amount of splash-back. If you have to use a urinal, reports:

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 neighbours) 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 remember: get close, aim down. Yay science!

Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide [Brigham Young University Splash Lab via]


    Is this article written for women? I don't think any man that has peed standing up more than say, 5 times will learn anything from this.


        I get the feeling hat you just agreed with yourself, Stevo

          Too lazy to log out to post as a Guest.. But I did think to comment on the excellent choice of name by his parents.

    i usually just pee all over the toilet seat and floor.

    Wait, so you don't sit down in the urinal and push the fella down? Obviously I've been doing it wrong this whole time... Wow! Now I'm embarrased....

    If i was shaq i don't think i'd be complaining about much of anything

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