Whether it’s to find a cure for the world’s ills or the geometry of toilets, any scientific research is worth listening to, above all because the ultimate goal – albeit with different weights – is to facilitate human life. Given the (due) premise, scientists in Canada claim to have designed the perfect urinal.
Zhao Panprofessor of mechanical engineering and mechatronics at the University of Waterloo said the following in a new study: “I think most of us have been a little careless [durante l’utilizzo dell’orinatoio], discovering that he had splashed his pants on. Nobody likes to pee everywhere, so why not just create a urinal where splashes are extremely unlikely?“.
The first step by the researchers was simple: find the best angle for the jet (did you know that peeing could save the world?). Pan and his team used computer simulations of dog urination to figure out what was the “magic corner” where there is the least “squirtback” possible. So they started doing field tests (using water jets, not thinking badly).
Their efforts led them to develop several shapes, after discovering that the “magic angle” at which pee hits a urinal is around 30 degrees, leading them to build toilet bowls that are perfect for this shape. The best design for most heightsinsiders discover, was the “Nauti-Loo” (which you can see in all its glory at the bottom of the news).
The urinal in question is noticeably long and narrow compared to conventional ones; factor it has reduced splashes up to 50 times compared to conventional ones. In short, as our colleagues from Futurism also write, if you were to spot this particular shape in the toilets, now you know why.
However, if you can, avoid public toilets.