I have never been in Hot air balloon

But today I was wondering, what if someone in Hot air balloon wanted to pee?

how will they do it??

if there are no toilets in there, can they just do it from there to the ground? what if there was people down there?


2 Answers 2


Overboard or a plastic bottle.


The same way people solve this problem on a small boat - overboard.
(Fun fact: most large boats that do have toilets, flush them overboard as well. Our civilization isn't that averse to treating one another to our waste.)

If there are people down there, they might get a few drops of golden shower. But considering the small number of balloons in the air, your odds to get hit by bird droppings are a lot higher.

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    $\begingroup$ In civilized parts of the world, boats are not allowed to flush the toilet any more, and holding tanks are mandatory. ;) $\endgroup$
    – bogl
    Apr 28, 2019 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ Then what I've seen of Europe (the Med) isn't civilized ;). The holding tanks get flushed out to sea the moment the boat is leaving the harbor. At least by most owners. $\endgroup$
    – Therac
    Apr 28, 2019 at 9:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Therac there is typically a minimum distance off shore at which you can pump overboard. In the US its only 3 miles which is not terribly far. In Europe the regs range from 2 miles to never but it also seems that not all boats are required to have holding tanks which makes it tricky to enforce in some places. $\endgroup$
    – Dave
    Apr 28, 2019 at 14:22

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