The Pee & See App Will Make Sure You're Hitting Your Potty Break Quota & Your Bladder Will Love You For It
If you're anything like me, you probably have trouble hitting your daily quota of water intake. Even when I feel fairly confident I killed it on the quenching front, I probably fall short of the recommended amount of 100 or so ounces per day. But thanks to the Pee & See App, staying hydrated is as easy as taking a potty break. Bonus? You don't have to remember ever single glass of water you chugged along the way — you literally just have to log your pee pee, y'all.
What is this sorcery I speak of, you may be wondering? Let me formally introduce you. Readers, meet Pee & See; Pee & See, readers. Pee & See might just become your new BFF when you realize the intuitive little app may very well keep you from becoming parched. All they ask of you in exchange for such bestie behavior is for you to tell them every single time you pee by tapping the app's "Log Pee" button. Should you slack off, Pee & See (like any good buddy) will check you — if you go more than three hours without pottying, the app will alert you.
To keep you motivated, Pee & See also lets you compare how your pee-stamina stacks up to other users. You can track your progress via a shared leaderboard which urges you to "keep up your streak of fall to the bottom of the list!" If that doesn't give you #squatgoals (see what I did there?), I don't know what will. Unfortunately, Android users will have to wait until the app becomes available outside of iOS before we can start exerting our pee prowess on the leaderboard. Until then, I'm inclined to take the word of reviewers like Dalton A, who hails the app for helping him "go to the bathroom (or really get drinking!)" and delivering "funny puns."
In the meantime, let's take a look at a few fun facts about pee:
1. Food Can Affect It In More Ways Than One
If you've ever eaten asparagus, you undoubtedly know that eating certain foods can give your urine a distinctive smell. Although, here's something you may not know — whether or not asparagus pee smells funky to you may actually be genetic. Food can affect the color of pee, too. For example, beets (one of my personal faves) can turn urine reddish.
2. It Was Once Panned For Gold
Sort of. But, seriously. In 1669, Hennig Brand discovered phosphorus in Hamburg, Germany by boiling down urine (which natural contains quantities of the element) and re-heating the residue. What's perhaps even more intriguing, though, is that Brand made this discovery in his pursuit for gold. He believed that urine's strikingly similar color to the precious metal meant it might possibly contain it.
3. Whiskey Can Be Made From The Pee Of Diabetics
As you may well know, diabetes inhibits the body's ability to regulate blood sugar levels. As such, people with type 1 diabetes in particular have pee which is sugar-rich. James Gilpin, a designer and researcher in the biomedical field, knows this well because he has the disease. So, in the name of science (or something?), he launched a project in 2010 by which he purified the pee of elderly diabetics, extracted the sugar molecules and used them to make a high-end, single malt whisky.