Sunday, October 20, 2013

Universal Law of Urination

(Atlanta, Georgia) A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology has found that all mammals, regardless of size, take approximately the same amount of time, 21 seconds, to empty their bladders.
The team filmed rats, dogs, goats, cows and elephants urinating and gathered footage from YouTube of others relieving themselves.

Combining this with data on mass, bladder pressure and urethra size, they were able to create a mathematical model of urinary systems to show why mammals take the same time to empty their bladder, despite the difference in bladder size.
The stopwatch researchers were Patricia J. Yang, Jonathan C. Pham, Jerome Choo and David L. Hu.

1 comment:

Doom said...

What idiot paid for this research? How much did it cost. Seriously? Let the undergrads do this at one of their beer parties, okay? They'll do it without it costing half a million in tax money, or more.


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