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    Default study says peeing in the shower will save the world

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    You want to save the environment, right? Prevent global warming, save the world’s 13 Icelandic snow owls, that kind of thing.

    Then you must pee in the shower. That’s the earnest message from a couple of students at England’s University of East Anglia, reports BBC News.

    The two students, Debs Torr and Chris Dobson, theorize that their idea could “save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times.”

    It’s also a pragmatic timesaver, The Daily Caller notes.

    “We’ve done the maths, and this project stands to have a phenomenal impact,” Dobson told the BBC.

    “Imagine how big an impact it could have if we could get everyone in East Anglia, or even the UK, to change their morning habits.”
    Dobson, 20, also noted that, strangely enough, not everyone has loved the big, brilliant idea.

    “The campaign has been really divisive. People either seem to love it or hate it,” he explained.

    But he’s undaunted.

    “We’re trying to challenge conventional behavior — to start a debate on a resource that we largely take for granted,” the student said.

    Dobson added that he and Torr have undertaken ample research to ensure that it’s not some disgusting health risk to pee in the communal showers that are often found on college campuses.

    “As long as the water is flowing there is no hygiene risk as urine is sterile but we would encourage that every person using the same shower consents to the challenge and if not that they don’t take part,” he assured the BBC.

    Dobson and Torr are the University of East Anglia’s representatives in an environmental initiative called the Npower Future Leaders Challenge.

    A school spokeswoman said the administration fully supports the students.

    The University of East Anglia in Norwich, England is, of course, most famous because it was the epicenter for the 2009 Climategate scandal. “Climategate” is a journalistic shorthand for the massive leak of emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The emails revealed discrepancies in the recording of climate change data, as well as contained poorly maintained computer code, and even allusions to the deletion of any information that could be acquired through Freedom of Information Act requests.

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    I don't trust them. They pluralized "math."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I don't trust them. They pluralized "math."
    Two reasons for this:

    1) MathS is an abbreviated form of MathematicS;

    2) MathematicS IS a plural noun - "I am doing mathematics" - it would be grammatically incorrect to write it as a singular.

    I'd like to think that explanation is of help, but don't trust me on it!
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    does sound funny, but it also sounds as if they did the math on multiple problems, and so that is why they pluraled it.

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    OK, but to be more efficient the resulting water should be collected in a bucket and saved to water the plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    from yahoo science

    You want to save the environment, right? Prevent global warming, save the worldís 13 Icelandic snow owls, that kind of thing.

    Then you must pee in the shower. Thatís the earnest message from a couple of students at Englandís University of East Anglia, reports BBC News.
    Hey, I'm doing my part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    Hey, I'm doing my part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Two reasons for this:



    1) MathS is an abbreviated form of MathematicS;



    2) MathematicS IS a plural noun - "I am doing mathematics" - it would be grammatically incorrect to write it as a singular.



    I'd like to think that explanation is of help, but don't trust me on it!

    I appreciate it. It was actually supposed to be ironically funny. My BA is in linguistics, though I do make many, many mistakes ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I appreciate it. It was actually supposed to be ironically funny. My BA is in linguistics, though I do make many, many mistakes ;-)
    Hey, don't worry - I laughed..!
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    I guess you could say I've been saving the world ever since I was four years old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    I guess you could say I've been saving the world ever since I was four years old.


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    So, does peeing in the sink help?

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    RATT weighs in on the subject. "Urine Love" ...

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