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Peeing in the Pool can Kill You

We know you’ve done it at least once – everyone has pee’d in the pool at least once in their life.

Of course, this is more expected with children and others who have less control of their bathroom habits, but we’re sure that there are one or a dozen adults out there who have peed in the pool – on purpose – on some drunken night.

Heck, we’re fairly certain we saw one of the contestants on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette pee in the hot tub on an episode.  We definitely remember seeing it happen in MTV’s The Real World hot tub, as well as on CBS’s Big Brother.  And Michael Phelps did say that “all Olympic swimmers pee in the pool… all the time!”

If an Olympic athlete will pee in the pool, then how bad could it be for the rest of us?

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Proof that you can pee in the ocean

Web Watch knows that swimming in the ocean isn’t for everyone.  If you think about it, you’re swimming in the same water that billions (billions of trillions?) of fish use as their personal bathroom every day.

Have you ever wondered why the ocean water is unusually warm on some days compared to others?  It’s not because the sun warms the water — it’s because there’s more fresh pee in your immediate area than normal.

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