Urination is a natural act of removing excess fluids and liquid wastes from the body. The frequency, color and odor of the urine are indicators that must be taken into consideration as they reveal your state of health. In this article, we will list 20 strange and amazing truths about them!

1. The urine is 95% water. The rest contains minerals and waste.

2. The Romans loved so much urine that their doctors advised their patients to brush their teeth with their urine to whiten them. Does that sound disgusting? The urine, however, contains ammonia which has a whitening effect on the teeth!

3. One person urinates on average 7 times a day. But this number may vary depending on the food and the amount of liquids consumed.

4. The duration of urination of a healthy person is about 30 seconds. But if it lasts less than 7 seconds despite a strong urge and the frequency is high, this may indicate a urinary tract infection.

5. The bladder of an adult can contain between 300 and 500 ml of urine.

6. Women do not urinate through their vagina.

7. Some people believe that they can relieve the pain and irritation caused by a jellyfish sting by urinating on it.

8. If you go to the toilet often to urinate, it is a sign that your body is healthy, and that your internal organs (heart, liver and kidneys) are functioning properly.

9. The color of your urine reveals the condition of your body and may indicate health problems such as dehydration, infection or kidney disease.

10. If the smell of your urine is sweet, you are probably suffering from diabetes.

11. If your urine feels strong and bad, it may be due to infection, the presence of kidney stones, or a diet too high in protein.

12. In addition to water, urine consists of more than 3000 chemicals, including urea, uric acid and minerals (potassium, sodium, chlorine, etc.).

13. Some foods such as garlic, coffee and junk food can influence the smell of your urine and make it strong and unpleasant. To avoid this, avoid fast food and drink plenty of water.

14. Oliguria is a health disorder characterized by the reduction in the volume of urine produced by the body of an individual. When they are completely absent, it is called anuria.

15. Because of its nitrogen content, urine was once used to make gunpowder.

16. Individuals who have difficulty urinating in the presence of a third person suffer from so-called paruresis, urinophobia or shy bladder syndrome.

17. If you happen to have urine leaks while you sneeze, you laugh or you exercise, do not be embarrassed because this phenomenon is quite normal. This is called stress urinary incontinence.

18. During the First World War, Canadian soldiers used urine as a gas mask to protect themselves against the German army, which attacked them with chlorine in its gaseous form. So they dipped socks or handkerchiefs in the urine and covered their faces. The ammonia present in the urine reacted with chlorine, giving rise to chloramines which limited the effects of the gas.

19. Morning urine is more acidic than that produced during the day.

20. Women have a larger urine throat than men.

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