What does my wee say about me?

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1. Wee need to talk…

Wee need to talk. No that’s not a spelling mistake. Wee really need to talk. About Wee. Yuck.

But the thing is, wee is actually amazing and we’ve put together this guide to explain how we make it, why it changes colour and to answer the most important question of all – can you drink it?

2. How do kidneys work?

Let’s start by finding out where we actually make wee and that means taking a closer look at the kidneys…

3. Fit to burst!

Bladders are amazing! Watch how much this pig's bladder stretches as it fills up.

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4. Why does wee turn different colours?

What you eat and drink can change the colour of your wee AND it can sometimes show you that you're not very well. Click the beakers to find out more.

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5. Can you really drink your own wee?

We wish you couldn't, but it turns out you can! Before you go filling up your water bottle with the yellow stuff and taking a big gulp, take a look at this...

6. Are you desperate for a wee?

How often do you think it's normal to go for a wee each day?

Three times or fewer

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Three times or fewer

This is quite a low amount and means you’re probably not drinking enough during the day, espcially if your wee is coming out very dark.

Four to eight times a day

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Four to eight times a day

This is pretty normal and shows that you are probably getting the right amount of fluid.

More than nine times

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More than nine times

This is more often than normal but if you're drinking a lot you'll have a lot of waste water to get rid of. If you're not drinking a lot - best see a doctor!

7. What else can wee do?

Watch Chris use his wee to power a car or see what happens when he empties his bladder!

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