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Bursting on the toilet makes you more likely to tell the truth

Popping for a bit makes people more honest, tinkerers say.

They interviewed 200 men and women who entered and exited a public toilet.

Bursting on the toilet makes you more likely to tell the truth, a survey says

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Each was asked how much they wanted to leave and then asked to take a dice test that measures lying and cheating.

Those who exited the toilets took the same test — and were found to cheat 12 percent more.

The discovery suggests that banning toilets during exams prevents cheating.

And scientists claim it’s good business practice to make people wait for the restroom before making a deal.

Experts believe that the self-control people need to restrain themselves with a full bladder also reduces the impulse to lie.

Prof Gideon Yaniv of Tel-Hai College in Israel said people need to exercise self-restraint to avoid profiting from dishonesty.

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He added: “So when you suppress your urge to go to the bathroom, your efforts at self-control will impact other behaviors that you engage in.

“Suppressing the urge to urinate helps curb dishonest behavior when opportunities for cheating arise at the same time.”

Experts claim their findings support banning people from brushing up — to prevent lying or other deceptive behavior.

They added, “Many universities prohibit students from going to the bathroom during written exams because they suspect they may be cheating or getting outside help.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18419053/bursting-for-the-toilet-truth/ Bursting on the toilet makes you more likely to tell the truth

Bobby Allyn

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