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Peeing Standing Up Might Be Illegal In Europe Soon?

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Sure, there are those folks out there that pee all over the place and don't clean it up, but do they really have to ruin it for the rest of us??

The Sormland County Council in Sweden, and the Left Party, are pushing for legislation that would designate “sit only” public restrooms — our question is, how will they enforce this?

Crazily, there are similar movements happening in Germany, France and Holland.

Weirder things have happened (NYC soda ban, anyone?), so who's to say that we aren't next?

They're not just campaigning under the idea that cleaning up pee is gross, but rather that it's more sanitary for men to begin with! They're also saying that urinating while sitting on a toilet so the bladder empties more effectively.

Here's what John Gamel, a professor at the University of Louisville, had to say about it in 2009:

“Men scatter urine not so much during the actual urination as during the ‘shaking off’ that follows. As a result, forcing men to sit while emptying their bladders will serve little purpose, since no man wants to shake himself off while remaining seated on the toilet.”

Ugh.

Just let'em continue to stand.

Besides, how is sitting on the dirty toilet more hygienic than standing anyway??

[Image via AP Images.]

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