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The Physics of Urinals

Posted November 11, 2013 10:24 AM

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Two physicists have worked out the optimal way for men to avoid splashback at the urinal. Tadd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University, working in the fluid dynamics laboratory called the "Splash Lab," built artificial urethras for their research, because working in the field did not appeal to them. They named the equipment the "Water Angle Navigation Guide." Then they used high-speed cameras to study flow, angle, distance, and the results to determine the best way to pee to keep urine from getting all over the restroom -or on oneself.

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11/11/2013 11:50 AM

Worthless article. Very little info given on the subject.

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11/11/2013 1:34 PM

Recently I did some work at Scott Air Force Base in IL. Posted on the wall above the urinals in the bathroom was a sign which said, "Those with low manifold pressure or short struts, please step closer".

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11/11/2013 9:52 PM

Just pee out in the back yard in the grass.

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11/11/2013 10:28 PM

In the Portland OR USA convention center, the urinals have waterfall pix above. Power of suggestion!

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11/12/2013 5:06 AM

...which brings up a question whether or not we could harvest the power of the millions of liters descending down in the urinals with mini turbines . . .

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11/12/2013 5:40 AM

Really? Water Angle Navigation Guide? Put the initials together......almost sounds like a April Fools Day prank!! Let's see: so, they use their artificial W.A.N.G. to spray and mark every territory, then check the splash angles. How about going to the source and redesign the W.A.N.G. for better laminar flow, maybe lengthen the W.A.N.G. so there is less overspray....oh, I could go on but the bathroom humor is just too easy.

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