Friday, January 18th, 2013

Urine Legend Examined

"It’s around the third beer when it hits you. Your bladder feels full and you gotta go — like, now. You head to the restroom, and as you leave, your friend jokes that you're risking 'breaking the seal': You urinate once while drinking and after that, you’ll have to get up every five minutes to pee. It's an urban myth that even urologists wonder about, as it turns out. "
Is 'breaking the seal' a real thing?


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KenWheaton (#401)

Related: Some people don't know the difference between "myth" and "legend."
Also, someone should spend millions to study what I can tell you is a scientific fact. BRB, gotta go pee.

dado (#102)

Number one, you don't have to be a whiz to figure that out.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

"Quit barking and tell us which beach ball you hid the bomb in! WE'LL BREAK YOU YET, SEAL!"

nonvolleyball (#9,329)

every time I see a reference to the "breaking the seal" debate, I'm contractually obligated to mention that my high school boyfriend, who is now a medical doctor, thought that expression meant you became markedly less drunk after peeing. he would argue passionately that this was the case–& he was a fratboy at the time, so he knew a little bit about intoxication.

BadUncle (#153)

Oh, the seal is real. It is very, very real.

BadUncle (#153)

@BadUncle Personal real-time update – I am breaking the seal. And I'm not even getting off the couch.

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