Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Have to Pee Like a Racehorse - Where Does This Saying Come From?

I have said it. I have heard others say it. But what does it really mean and why do we say it? Well, here you go:

Why do we say, I gotta pee like a race horse?

Racehorses are commonly given Lasix (aka Salix) which is a powerful diuretic. They pee a lot right before they race, we're talking gallons and gallons. The medication is thought to help prevent nasal bleeding, which sometimes happens when racehorses supremely over-exert themselves.

So the next time you have to pee really bad, remember you don't have it that bad. At least you aren't peeing gallons of pee at a time.



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