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Unable to prevent revellers urinating against their trees, Roskilde Festival in Denmark installed tree-mounted urinals by Dutch designers Aandeboom. Video here. (via).
posted by nam3d (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
It must be pointed out that, in Dutch, "aan de boom" means "on the tree"...
posted by Skeptic at 9:40 AM on July 8, 2011


So, if the guys have a tree, does that mean the women have a bush?
posted by phunniemee at 9:42 AM on July 8, 2011


Just to help you keep it straight: The Danes have tree-mounted urinals and the Dutch have flies in their urinals.
posted by whuppy at 9:42 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Vell I certainly hope de visual aid helps dem hit Denmark.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:49 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


So.. where do the tubes go? Phosphate is used in fertilizer, but uric acid is a Roundup substitute.

The Dutch have these.
posted by stbalbach at 9:50 AM on July 8, 2011


How am I am both surprised and unsurprised that there's a urinal.net.
posted by kmz at 9:58 AM on July 8, 2011


I'm told by someone familiar with it that Roskilde smells like one giant outhouse by the end of the festival.
posted by Runes at 10:03 AM on July 8, 2011


Any open air summer festival smells like one giant outhouse well before the end of the festival.
posted by Skeptic at 10:14 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


I hope it is 1.6L sap compatable
posted by clavdivs at 10:18 AM on July 8, 2011


They could use some of these in the Olympic National Park. Might keep people from being gored to death by mountain goats.
posted by bokinney at 10:19 AM on July 8, 2011


The Dutch also have these.

Devilishly clever.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:29 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


It must be pointed out that, in Dutch, "aan de boom" means "on the tree"...

Judging from the link, it appears that name is more because their particular design niche is "Things That Can Be Temporarily Attached To Trees". They've also done benches and birdhouses, for instance.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:31 AM on July 8, 2011


They could do this at the next Juggalo gathering, with someone at the end of the connected drain hoses with a sign reading "FREE BEER BONG!"
posted by orme at 10:40 AM on July 8, 2011


Oh, those Danish throwbacks. Aren't they enlightened enough to know that jail is the answer?
posted by telstar at 10:42 AM on July 8, 2011


The Dutch also have these.

Um, what is it?
posted by fritley at 11:10 AM on July 8, 2011


It's discouraging you from going in the corner, perhaps?
posted by Dysk at 12:20 PM on July 8, 2011


Dutch also have these.

Um, what is it?


Pee on that and it runs back down onto your feet. :-)

Being Dutch, this is a great example of good utilitarian design... but the Glastonbury method is MUCH more fun.
posted by pootler at 12:33 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've read in organic gardening websites that urinating on the soil helps replenish it with nitrogen compunds. All that pissing is probably GOOD for the flora.
posted by Renoroc at 1:40 PM on July 8, 2011


stbalbach: People excrete most of their nitrogen as urea, not uric acid. Uric acid is for the birds.
posted by eritain at 2:02 PM on July 8, 2011


Stay classy, revellers.
posted by uni verse at 2:41 PM on July 8, 2011


Way to take all the fun out of peeing in the outdoors!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:32 PM on July 8, 2011


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