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Urinal Splash Prevention

zzzip pissssss aahhhhh splish CRAP! GRRR Damn*@#$&&! zzzzip
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Another unsuccessful trip back from the gent's... What could possibly go wrong, you might ask? Several things. But I'd like to present the most annoying - "splash-back". I'm tired of trying to explain the mysterious "drops of water" on my trousers! Where I work, the urinals have a short under-hang (drip collector), which means in order to "hit the target", you've got to get pretty close to it or risk the waning edge of your 'efforts' ending up on your shoes. But standing too close has its draw backs: water, it seems, has a tendency to bounce off the porcelain, especially if your 'spray' is forceful, which basically results in your knuckles getting sprayed by your own 'water'. Granted, washing hands is a simple solution to this problem - but why should I waste any more water? How about fitting in the urinal a highly absorbent, easy to maintain, sponge-like back board with sand like properties that ensures any drops of water hitting it, no matter how forcefully, will be absorbed instantly and not re-bound.
anonymous_coward, Jan 28 2004

Urinal.net http://www.urinal.net
The top 10 is worthy of your inspection. [waugsqueke, Oct 17 2004]


       You shoulda searched this one...
k_sra, Jan 28 2004

       yeah but you can understand why he didn't...
especially if you are an anonymous coward!
po, Jan 28 2004

       I'd hate to be the guy to replace this...
ghillie, Jan 28 2004

The Kat, Jan 28 2004

       I know, it seems evil for the manufacturers to make urinals parabolic-shaped with your pants at the focus.
phundug, Jan 28 2004

       Does anyone remember Joe's Apartment, when he goes for a job at Peter I. Smith Systems, makers of urinal cakes?   

       "2 million men piss on my name every day!"...
timbeau, Jan 28 2004

       I had an interview that wasn't that much better, right after college. The 'Batesville Casket Company.' I think the guy interviewing me was some kind of psycho.
RayfordSteele, Jan 28 2004

       Did you know, if you pee close to tangential on the periphery of a cylinder that spins fast enough so the surface at the point of impact is moving faster than the pee, then there is no back splatter onto you?
No, idiot, from the other side. The surface has to move away from you!
kbecker, Jan 28 2004

       Or you could just pee onto one side or the other where the surface of the urinal is rounded and not facing you directly. You sound like you need to improve your aim.
Gulherme, Jan 28 2004

       I like the urinal horn solution to this somewhat better.   

       Nonetheless, this presents a tremendous opportunity to present a link. (link)
waugsqueke, Jan 28 2004

       I saw that one company make urinals with the image of a fly shaped into the porcilen near the middle. Seems it cuts down on cleaning bills because everyone aims for the fly. They should put the fake fly on the side though, where everyone except anonymous_coward pisses. It would make more sense.
q2cannonfodder, Jan 28 2004

       I would hate to be in a restroom with a half dozen big piss sponges. think of the smell!
Mr Machine, May 25 2004

       what [Mr Machine] said, the piss-sponge would present a less than olfactory delight.
neilp, May 25 2004


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