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Here’s Why You Should Pee While You Shower, According To Mathematics


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It turns out that you should actually pee while in shower. It is not only recommended for freeing the adrenaline rush but also to save the planet. Mind boggling, is it? Let us think about this, mathematically. Each time a person pees, they have to flush the toilet. While smelly poops do require a great amount of water before they are banished to the aquatic underworld, urine requires little effort. This explains how the water is considerably wasted when you flush down the pee.

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An average adult makes use of nearly 6 liters (1.6 gallons) of water each time they pee. As far as peeing is concerned, they do the act approximately seven times each day. This roughly translates to nearly 11.1 gallons of water used to flush away urine. Going by those figures alone, this results in an average person using a whopping 15,330 liters (4,050 gallons) of toilet water every year.

Let us assume for a moment that the 319 million people across the United States pee in the same way, there would be 4.9 trillion liters (1.3 trillion gallons) of toilet water flushed away due for the sake of urine every year. Just to put it into perspective, this is similar to flushing away 1.97 million Olympic sized swimming pools each year.

Now, if you peed while you shower, this figure can be significantly minimized. Let us say this results in you peeing six times in a toilet rather than seven times a day. Only due to this act alone, you would be able to save 2,190 liters (579 gallons) of toilet water per year. That roughly translates to 699 billion liters (185 billion gallons) of water being saved in total. Thanks to the climate change that people have contributed to along with the inefficient utilization of water resources, supplies of water are beginning to deplete. So, do us all a favour and pee in shower, would you?

Also Read: Here Are Some Common Physics Misconceptions [VIDEO].

Hassan Aftab

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