One of the perennial problems that men face is that of back splash when using urinals. A group of physicists have tackled this problem and studied how to do it so that there is minimal splashing. Using high-speed cameras and nozzles to mimic various angles and speeds, they have found the optimum method. They have now presented their results.
The physicists suggest that the best thing to do is to aim for the back wall and not the floor, stand as close to the urinal as possible so that the stream does not break up into droplets before it hits the wall, and to have a small angle of impact with the wall. Of course, this assumes that men have good control and that is highly debatable, as many women who have to share bathrooms with men can attest.
Here’s the video of the experiments.
It turns out, though, that sitting on a toilet turns out to be the best way to avoid back splash, though some Christian pastors such as Steven L. Anderson object to this suggestion as yet another example of the wussification of men that seeks to dethrone him from his rightful place as head of the household, and in this sermon he warns that the Bible is strongly opposed to men sitting down to urinate. He warns that this trend has already taken root in Germany and is headed here.
But if you feel you must stand with pastor Anderson (ha!) and don’t want to contribute to the decline of manhood, take the advice of the physicists.