ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network













The Scicurious Brain

The Scicurious Brain


The Good, Bad, and Weird in Physiology and Neuroscience
The Scicurious Brain Home

Friday Weird Science: The Urinal Problem

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.


Email   PrintPrint



When a person walks into a public restroom, they are often faced with a difficult decision. WHICH stall or urinal should you pick? Which one will give you the most privacy for the longest amount of time?

It turns out there are actual mathematical algorithms for this. Who knew? Head over to Neurotic Physiology and Check out the URINAL PROBLEM.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





Rights & Permissions

Add Comment

Add a Comment
You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Back To School

Back to School Sale!

12 Digital Issues + 4 Years of Archive Access just $19.99

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X