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The Numbers Add Up: Peeing in the Shower Makes Sense

It all comes down to water and toilet paper conservation

(Newser) - To pee or not to pee in the shower, that is the question. Various surveys have shown that lots of people do it—one questionnaire on BuzzFeed found that more than 80% of those surveyed say they do. Now IFL Science weighs in on the issue, noting that relieving ourselves... More »

We Should Only Be Showering Once a Week

'Terrible for the environment and our bank balances'

(Newser) - Donnachadh McCarthy writing for the Guardian says something in modern society stinks, and it's our habit of showering every day. He says he only bathed once a week when he was a kid and doesn't remember smelling, blaming "falsely imposed cultural norms" for our all-too-frequent showers. McCarthy... More »

Auschwitz Visitors Outraged by Heat-Wave Showers

Management says it's just trying to keep people cool

(Newser) - Some Jewish tourists are none too pleased with a new addition at the historical Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland: sprinkler showers. This at a place where more than a million Jews, Soviet war prisoners, and Gypsies were murdered, often in poison-gas chambers that they believed were shower facilities, the New ... More »

Almost All the Bathrooms in This Country Are 'Wrong'

Rick Paulas explains why

(Newser) - You have until tomorrow to vote on the winner of this year's " America's Best Restroom " contest, but Rick Paulas has news for you—nearly all of the bathrooms in America are complete failures. He runs down his reasoning at Pacific Standard :
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Sarko's $400K Shower Steams French

French president's turn as EU chief cost double the usual amount

(Newser) - The French Senate is perhaps understandably miffed at the outrageous price tag of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 6-month stint as president of the European Union. The half-year job of hosting meetings and events appears to have cost $262 million, which is borne mostly by the host nation, an official tells the... More »

Pee in the Shower, Save the World: Brazilian Group

(Newser) - A Brazilian environmental group is running TV ads encouraging citizens to save water by urinating in the shower, the AP reports. SOS Mata Atlantica says a household can save more than 1,000 gallons a year by going No. 1 straight into the drain. The humorous ad is “a... More »

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