Here’s the answer to the question you’ve always WANTED to ask. Do Olympic swimmers pee in the pool?
–Carly Geehr is a former member of the U.S. national swimming team, and according to her, the answer is . . . YES. EVERY single elite swimmer pees in the pool.
–They rarely do it during races, because they’re too focused. But during warm-ups and practice, they do it all the time. And they’ll do it before a race sometimes too, while they splash water on themselves standing on the pool deck. Now you know. I didn’t realize I was an elite swimmer!! Awesome.
Senior Communications Officer Diane Scott blogged about the issue today, explaining that yes, it makes everyone giggle. But it’s related to the foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Fair on August 14 and 15, where grantees will feature toilet prototypes to help re-imagine hygiene systems in poverty-stricken parts of the world.
In order to test the toilet prototypes, the Gates Foundation needs roughly 50 gallons of synthetic feces made from soybean paste and rice. “Fake poop,” if you will. Sounds like a great high school chemistry experiment..
Terrance—”the Vibrator” is picking Toronto and Winnipeg in Week 6 CFL action…Chad is taking Montreal and B-C…and I’m going to go with Montreal and B-C…by the way Ballsy’s Best Bets…I’m 15-5 overall..Stay Frosty….Ballsy