It is an antisocial act that normally goes under the radar, but many swimmers have long suspected the truth: people are peeing in the pool. Now scientists have been able to confirm the full extent of offending for the first time, after developing a test designed to estimate how much urine has been covertly added to a large volume of water. Regular swimmers with a keen sense of hygiene may wish to stop reading now.
Try not to think about this the next time you go swimming: Pools are disgusting. Considering the general size of the human bladder which squeezes out around milliliters per peethat must mean the piss came from, at minimum, different people. All of this, of course, raises the question of what happens to all that pee, and the answer depends on whether the pool is ever totally drained.
Pools are giant toilets. Around one in five Americans admit to having peed in a swimming pools at least once. Every pool probably contains a shot glass full of urine per swimmer, according to a story by Chemical and Engineering News from last year.
You already know that someone of course not you is peeing in the local community pool, but just how much urine can be found in there? Researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada conducted a study to determine the average amount of urine in community pools, and the answer is you don't want to know. The researchers tested two different-sized public pools over the course of three works for an artificial sweetener called acesulfame potassium ACE. The sweetener is widely consumed and makes for "an ideal urinary marker" because it can be detected in varying bodies of water with different pH levels and temperatures, according to the study.
Okay, admit it. After all:. Now, peeing in a lake is a decent alternative, but without the big dose of chlorine you might actually get someone sick if they go under and swallow a mouthful.
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About one in five American adults admitted in a survey to having peed in the pool. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps even confessed back in that peeing in the pool is an acceptable thing to do. When we're in the pool for two hours, we don't really get out to pee.
Gross, right? I managed to track down one of these unrepentant pool pee-ers and get him to answer for his crimes. Here's what happened.
There was a time when certain bodily functions were off-limits in polite conversation. But we've become a society that reads "Everybody Poops" to their children. The "pee tape" factors in the political dialogue.
In the early hours of Saturday a man in his 20s entered Lynda Walter's Mangawhai property and began behaving "creepily" for over 40 minutes. The entire incident was captured on a security camera and has left Walter feeling "quite sick". The man wasn't finished there - Walter said he then got completely naked and began washing himself.