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Drinking so much that you make yourself sick is, sadly, all too relatable for many of us. Whether taking on board a few too many, not being aware of your limits or just being a bit of a lightweight, it happens to the best of us and it usually ain't pretty.
The problem of spewing after over-indulging in booze is one that people seem to be all too aware of in Germany. So much so, that some places have set up these special 'puke sinks' in areas that get a lot of footfall during events like Oktoberfest. What a time to be alive.
Taking to Reddit, one guy shared a snap of a vomit sink, which was quickly inundated with upvotes and comments from people, many of whom were quick to praise the idea for being 'practical', which I suppose it is. Not drinking so much that you start hurling is also very practical, but that seems to have gone amiss.
It's a fine-looking unit, isn't it? There's even some impressive handles so you can brace yourself, which is a nice feature and then I guess you can rinse your manky face with the tap when you're done. Ingenious.
And the sinks aren't just utilised in Germany - another guy spotted a similar set up in a nightclub in Prague. The sink he saw even came with a handy stick-man poster showing weary drinkers what to do.
The placement means that your puking little face would be pretty damn close to a urinal, but maybe the designers thought that if you're at the 'throwing up in a club' point, you might not care too much about that.
According to various weird sources on the Internet (and if you can't trust them, who can you trust?) the little sinks are also pretty popular on German university campuses, for what I assume are pretty obvious reasons.
Anyway, if you ask me, it's an improvement on spewing into a normal sink, or taking up a toilet cubical just to be sick while people are in need of a piss. Of course, the best thing to do is not to drink so much you end up being sick, OK? So, just do that and we won't need to feel like we're missing out in the UK.
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