Thursday, March 13, 2014
Don't pee in the pool
So 1 in 5 adults admits to peeing in public pools. That means realistically, probably half of us pee in the pool. Terrifyingly, the uric acid in your pee reacts with the chlorine resulting in two by-products: a nerve toxin and a tear gas substance. Supposedly some lifeguards and people who swim daily have reported symptoms similar to nerve agent exposure.
I imagine now they'll actually put a red indicator in the pool to expose the pee culprits. When I belonged to the Y, they shut the pool down for an entire summer weekend because some brat dropped a deuce in the pool. Disgusting child should have been beaten to within an inch of his life.
The moral of the story is stay out of public pools, they're gross.