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Why do urinals exist?
In busy public toilets, urinals are installed for efficiency. Consistent use of urinals also keeps the toilet stalls cleaner and more available for males who need to defecate. A urinal takes less space, is simpler, and consumes less water per flush (or even no water at all) than a flush toilet.
Who invented the urinal cake?
Benjamin Franklin. It was some time in the 1760’s, Franklin was ego tripping, showing off the abilities of his Franklin Stove. He made some cakes, put them in the outhouse next to the urinal pot so his buddies could snack while doing their thing (eating in the bathroom: very underrated).
What is the blue thing in urinals?
They’re called “urinal cakes” and are commonly seen at the bottom of urinals. Their purpose? Control bacteria and reduce smell. They’re made of para-dichlorobenzene, a chemical that does deodorize but comes with baggage.
Does Germany have urinals?
In a 99-page policy document called ‘The Toilet Concept for Berlin’, the German capital have pledged to bring in public urinals for both men and women. Future German toilets will also have a well-lit exterior, an emergency alarm and gender-neutral signs.
Why do men pee standing up?
Physicists have found that peeing standing up significantly increases the velocity of the stream and potential for backsplash, amounting to less hygienic, more bacteria-filled bathrooms. So if dads are not going to pee sitting down for their prostates, than they can do it for their partners.
Is it bad for a girl to pee standing up?
You actually can stand, which is surprisingly effective for women. It will take you a bit longer than sitting, but you will be able to eliminate the same amount of pee as you would sitting down. Remember: We already know that the same cannot be said for squatting. Squatting leads to reduced urine flow.
Why do people put ice in urinals?
To bartender’s surprise, the ice eliminated urinal odors. As one expert explained, the ice froze odor causing molecules in urine, preventing them from being released. Eventually, the odor-filled molecules melt with the ice and drip down the urinal and into the sewer.
Why do urinals get blocked?
Blockages in urinals are caused by the build up of scale in the urinal traps, drains or waste pipe work. Limescale is sparingly soluble in water and builds up on the exposed surfaces of urinals as the flush water evaporates. This deposition can be increased by the addition of warm urine.
What does urinal mean?
1 : a vessel for receiving urine. 2a : a building or enclosure with facilities for urinating. b : a fixture used for urinating.
Is it illegal to pee standing up in Switzerland?
Peeing standing up (after 10 in the evening) After 10pm, peeing standing up is considered to be a noise-based nuisance to other apartment building residents – so much so that it’s been outlawed.
Do Europeans use toilet paper?
While Europeans do use toilet paper, WCs may not always be well stocked. If you’re averse to the occasional drip-dry, carry pocket-size tissue packs (easy to buy in Europe) for WCs sans TP. (The rule of thumb in those places: Don’t put anything in the toilet unless you’ve eaten it first.)
Is it unhealthy to pee standing up?