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Universal law of urination found in mammals

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You'll never look at Dumbo in the same way again. Elephants, cows, goats and dogs all take roughly 21 seconds to empty their bladders. A "law of urination" now explains the physics behind what happens when you just gotta go.

Patricia Yang and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta use high-speed video to study how fluids and animals interact; they have previously investigated how dogs shake themselves dry.

While filming at a local zoo, they noticed that animals of various sizes, both male and female, took a similar time to empty their bladders.

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Law of urination? And this bit of research will be an advantage to the future of mankind...how?

Are they saying there is no solutions now for a over peeing elephant?

Yang hopes the law of urination might help diagnose urinary problems in elephants and other large mammals. It might even inspire new designs for water towers, which also pump water using the force of gravity, she says.

http://www.newscient...S.UmFneVPfLLQ

I can think of better ways to spend the funds for research on.

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