The Scicurious Brain

The Scicurious Brain

The Good, Bad, and Weird in Physiology and Neuroscience

Friday Weird Science: The Urinal Problem


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.

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

Share this Article:


You must sign in or register as a member to submit a comment.

Email this Article