Back in 1600’s Belgium the town Council in Brussels decided to commission a local artist to create a sculpture or statue that included a water feature.
The sculptor remembered a tale he was told by his great grandfather about a boy who saved the town from disaster by urinating on a fire before it got out of control.
The artist finished his interpretation of the boy hero and the statue was placed in part of the town so both locals and tourists could enjoy the artwork.
The creator had not come up with a name for this interesting statue so the town tried a naming contest.
One day as a crowd gathered around the statue admiring the work, an older American gent whose enlarged prostrate was slowing his own urine stream gasped and said ” Man, he can Piss!”