BURSTING for a wee makes people more honest, say boffins.
They quizzed 200 men and women going into and exiting a public loo.
Bursting for the toilet makes you more likely to tell the truth, says a survey[/caption]
Each was asked how badly they wanted to go, then asked to complete a dice test that measures lying and cheating.
Those exiting the toilets completed the same test — and were found to cheat by 12 per cent more.
The discovery suggests banning trips to the loo during exams helps prevent cheating.
And scientists claim keeping people waiting for the bathroom before finalising a deal is good business practice.
Experts think the self-control needed by those with a full bladder to hold it in also reduces the impulse to lie.
Prof Gideon Yaniv, from Tel-Hai College in Israel, said people need to exert self-control to stop themselves gaining from dishonesty.
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He added: “Thus, when you restrain your urge to go to the bathroom, your self-control efforts spill over to other behaviours you’re engaged in.
“Restraining the urge to urinate helps restrain dishonest behaviour when cheating opportunities arise at the same time.”
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Experts claim their findings support banning people from freshening up — to prevent lying or other deceptive conduct.
They added: “Many universities forbid students from using the bathroom during written exams, suspecting that they might cheat or get outside help.”