Grab the kids. Grab every know-it-all you know or live with. Then take our test. The science will amaze you!
How long does it take your cat to “empty the tank” of urine?
A) 60 seconds
B) 21 seconds
C) 2 minutes
How long does it take an elephant to empty the tank?
A) 2 minutes
B) 5 minutes
C) 21 seconds
How long does it take YOU dear reader to empty the tank?
A) 21 seconds
B) 2 minutes
C) 60 seconds
The correct answer to all 3 questions: 21 seconds!
While the volume of urine will vary dramatically from species to species it’s the length of the urethra and the time it take for urine to pass through it is what’s identical in just about every species of mammal.
Of particular interest to our customers who have a cat or two showing “litter box aversion” no wonder we can’t always catch them in the act to tell who’s doing it! With just 21 seconds for a cat to do their business surely can make it tough to figure out which in your multi cat household is doing it – no wonder, we often don’t know! They are quick so much so that we often don’t catch them in action.
Read more here. Fascinating facts about how much urine comes out of various species of mammals!
Hey kids and mothers – won’t this make a great science report for next year? Conduct your own experiments and present them to your class. You’ll get a lot of ooo’s and ah’s, and a lot of laughs! And probably a straight A for creativity and good science.