Bowinhart University – Have you ever experienced a brief and tremulous shiver when you pee? Doctor Johnstone of Bowinhart Univeristy certainly has. He is the lead researcher in a team of many at the Anthropology department at Bowinhart university, and he has coined the term “pee-shivers” to describe the shaky phenomenon. “Many people” Johnstone said, “report an inexplicable shivering spell while peeing.” Johnstone, having experienced the shivers himself, was intrigued by the shivers and recently conducted a massive study to identify the key factors that cause pee shivers. In his study, Johnstone observed the peeing mechanisms of tree monkeys, and discovered new promising evidence that can lay this issue to rest. “As you know,” Johnstone said, “humans come from the tree monkeys, that is, our ancestors used to live in trees. Most people don’t think about the immense ramifications that tree living has on daily living. When a tree monkey has to pee, he has to lean over a branch and pees off of his tree as though the outside world is one big urinal. Our ancestors did the same. What we found is that, more often then not, tree monkeys lose their balance, and have to catch themselves to avoid falling. They catch themselves through a vigorous jolting, similar to the way we would catch ourselves if we were about to fall. My theory is that our pee shivering is due to that process. Over the years, we have maintained the shakiness that we used to experience when we were tree people, peeing off of trees. The stimulation we feel is merely the echo of our ancestry from hundreds of thousands of years ago.” Johnstones full account can be found on the Bowinhart university Anthropology website.
- Staff reports