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Just sit down when you have to go!


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You could grab like 1 or more pieces of paper, stacked together, and make your own funnel/backboard like mechanism. If you have cardboard paper, I'd use that, since it's stronger. You could use tape to make something very much like the shape of a plastic funnel, or you could just hold it together with your hand. Then when you're done, just throw the paper in ...


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You can make a funnel yourself out of a plastic water or soda bottle you may have sitting in your car. Using scissors, a knife, or even your teeth, you can rip through the water bottle and make it look like the image below. Source: wikiHow


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The longer it is the more accurate it will be.


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Blow across the top of the bottle like a jug in a jug band. If the noise is high, the bottle is full. If the noise is low, the bottle is empty. In between, the bottle is in between. Over time, when you listen to the various sounds your bottle makes, you can get a feel for how full it is. Perhaps save a completely empty bottle to compare the sound that ...


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If you keep the bottle in the refrigerator like my wife does, when you take it out the condensation on the side of the bottle will tell you the level exactly within a few minutes. In a rush? Breathe on the bottle.


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You could: Use your hand to push it towards a funnel - It's clearly not poured off the table so the table is flat. Use a piece of paper/plastic (maybe the lid of a plastic container) to help move the liquid towards a funnel/the bottle Use a knife to gently push the liquid accross the surface of the table, towards a funnel/bottle. Use paper towels / jay-...


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Pouring quickly helps, but if you hold the container close to the hole you are pouring it into it should work. Alternatively Making a Aluminium foil funnel should work. You may opt out of using foil though and cut the top off a water bottle and pour the oil that way. Also, the plastic and foil may last longer than a paper or cardboard one.


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An alternative to sitting is to kneel in front of the toilet, if you are tall enough. If your thigh bones are too short, the lip of the toilet bowl will be higher than you need it to be. (I'm 5' 10" and it works for me.)


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The easy way: a siphon. You need a hose long enough to reach from the bottom of the source vessel, over the edge, and to a lower point outside the source, and a way to place the receiving vessel below the source. Fill the hose with your liquid (if it's not something you'd want to drink, there are pump-hose combinations available for this operation), and as ...


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If the dispenser always sits on the same shelf in your refrigerator, put a piece of tape (like red electrical tape) on the shelf to mark the "farthest forward spot" that the dispenser can sit without leaking. The let everyone in the house know that the tea needs to be behind that line. The tape should be a simple reminder for everyone.


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Another option(and probably a bit messier one) is to use an old cup(or whatever measure works best) and start taking out the liquid, then use a funnel to pour it into the smaller vessel, and if it's cooking oil what you're transferring you can put a coffee filter in the funnel that way you can avoid any residues to enter the smaller vessel.


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Easiest solution when you can't carry the larger vessel is to use a Baster Syringe(I think everyone knows them as the turkey syringe), it might be a bit tedious, but once you've emptied the large vessel enough you might be able to carry the vessel and finish the task at a faster pace, unless the vessel itself is already too heavy or in reality just too large ...


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If you're uncircumcised, make sure to pull your foreskin back. Doing so can improve your aim dramatically and should get you on target!


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With the bottle closed, give it a good shake. With a little practice, you can estimate how much is left by the sound and feel of the sloshing. This method won't be as accurate as a weight measurement on a good scale, but it will be more accurate than gaging the weight by feel alone. Obviously, this is not a good method to use with carbonated liquids.


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Use a long straw or chopstick to help measure the contents of your opaque bottle. It will need to be longer than the bottle is tall. Insert the stick into the mouth of the bottle. While a chopstick will allows you to more easily tell where the wetness in the bottle is, a straw will require you to remove it fast enough that the drops are still clinging to ...


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Put it into a big bowl of water. The emptier it is, the higher it will float.


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Adjust either the height of the dispenser or the shelf on the door of your fridge that is hitting it. These dispensers are controlled by the lever on top. Most likely what is happening is that your door shelves are just the right height to slide over the top of the front of spout but compress the back of it just enough to cause the leak. Place a cutting ...


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Specifically regarding the "splitstream" issue: Sometimes a part of the opening to your urethra will be stuck to another part (for me, it's often after sex). If you have the state of mind to think about it, you can gently pull apart the opening to your urethra, to make sure that it is unobstructed. Then release your penis and pee as you normally would. ...


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okay, first off here... there is no way to prevent "splatter" other than sitting, however, by using a little muscle control and some simple hand manipulation the "splatter" may be severely reduced and overall aim improved. While not the best advice for "High Pressure Streams" this seems to work best for "low or intermitted" streams. First pinch shaft/...


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Modern plastic 1 quart oil bottles have the funnel built in. In the old days of one quart cans of oil, you either used a spout or opened the can with a can opener and poured into a funnel. You will note that on a modern oil container the spout is offset to one side. The design is meant to place close to the oil opening of the engine and once started you ...


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I think you need to change your question. I've used one of those jugs before and it is kind of a pain to use in the fridge because you can't get your glass underneath the spout; so your friends/family may be pulling the jug forward to get some juice. Why not fix a small rubber hose on it so they don't have to move the jug? Or perhaps some sort of horizontal ...


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The smaller the angle between the directional motion of a droplet (downwards, with some slight horizontal component) and a surface it comes into contact with, the less force is imparted on the droplet when it comes into contact with that surface The slower the droplet, the less force imparted on the droplet when it strikes a surface. In practical terms ...


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Basically sitting down is the only safe option, but if some weird circumstance dictates that you can't do that you could utilize a cup or a bottle to pee into and/or redirect your stream. The target area would then be closer, and you reduce the risk of spillage. This will however fail if you have "high pressure" pee stream... Then your other option is ...


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Even if Zeiss Ikon has already mentioned a siphon, I have to mention that you can actually use some sort of cloth that soaks water (i.e your tshirt) as a siphon. Just make the whole thing wet, and make sure that the part sticking out of the container hangs lower then the top of the liquid in the big container that you want to drain. And preferably a good ...


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I ALWAYS sit down on normal toilets, it's best to give the toilet seat a clean with toilet paper (nothing beats sitting down in someone else's pee ..). The odd chance I need to pee in a urinal, I pull back the skin on my you know what to make sure that doesn't get in the way. I also make a banana shape bend, so I'm really close to the urinal.


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When you first buy it, you could transfer it to a clear glass bottle. It won't be as attractive as the bottle it comes in, but it would definitely solve the issue! (You could always print out a Bailey's label and attach it to your clear glass bottle, so it still has a good appearance.)


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Put a small turntable (lazy susan) under the dispenser, and rotate it away from the front of the refrigerator when you close the door.


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Attach a dowel or similar item to the front of the dispenser that sticks out farther than the tab. Attach it at such a height that it also bumps into part of the door. If the dispenser is pulled too far forward, closing the door will actually shove it backwards. (No, I'm not sure how to attach a dowel securely to a glass container that may have ...


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Take a blade and cut the lever to be shorter.


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