You Can Learn A Lot By Watching What Not To Do

This Really Shouldn’t Have To Said, But… Don’t Pee In Old Faithful


At least we know both man and geyser expel themselves every 35 minutes to 2 hours.

If Do The Piss, You End Up Like This.

In National Park (And Volcano) News: Man crosses Yellowstone safety barrier (the observation benches are over 300 feet from the geyser) to urinate in Old Faithful.

Stunned visitors to Yellowstone National Park witnesses a man walk to the edge of Old Faithful, peer down and then, reportedly, urinate into the supervolcano geyser. Upon successfully completing his discharge, he then lies down next to the geyser (probably wondering if he should attempt a second (#2) session into his newly christened ‘honey bucket.’

The tourists were ‘‘relieved’ to find out he was OK.

Here is the news video clip (the clip isn’t great, but you get the idea) – don’t try this at home.

NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Old Faithful Is Just Like Us – It Is Slowing Down – So Why Did The Man Urinate Into Old Faithful? Maybe he thought the liquid reservoir needed a little replenishing for its’ next eruption. Old Faithful’s intervals range from 35 minutes to 2 hours. Visitors expecting hourly eruptions are often surprised when they have to wait up to two hours.


Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk said: “We take these cases very seriously. The law requires people to stay on boardwalks or marked trails in thermal areas. Anyone who ignores this law risks their life and possibly the lives of emergency personnel.”

The Yellowstone website states: “Stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas. Hot springs have injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature. ”

The same man was also reportedly filmed a second time at another geyser.

You can see more Yellowstone National Park webcams here.

How Old Faithful looks

Predicting Old Faithful

How A Geyser Works

For those of you who need a song about what not to do…

In case you think that the man who peed in Old Faithful didn’t train, hard, for the event, here is visual proof of his regimen.

And, finally, where the Old Faithful offender learned how to pee.