: A number of Dell users have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks "smell of cat urine" ... Another customer, Hoteca, said: "I thought for sure one of my cats sprayed it, but there was something faulty with it so I had it replaced. The next one had the same exact issue. It's embarrassing taking it to clients because it smells so bad." Other users said they had blamed their cats for the smell. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 30, 2013 -
Unicef Sweden have developed a machine that turns sweat into drinking water
. They are asking participants in the Gothia Cup
to hand in their sweaty clothes to produce water and are hoping they will "drink some sweat to support clean drinking water. The expectation is to gather sweat from more than 70 different nations".
The goal is to raise awareness about the lack of clean water in the world, with the main purpose of raising money for water purification tablets for children. 780 million people still lack access to clean drinking water. [more inside]
posted by arcticseal
on Jul 19, 2013 -
Here are two stories about men hiding themselves under toilets for strange/unknown/sexual reasons. [1
]. NSFW, NSF people who don't want to read about men hiding under toilets.
posted by Meatbomb
on Mar 13, 2012 -
(some NSWF images) has made controversial art for decades, with his piece Piss Christ
causing controversy shortly after it was created in 1987. In 1989, the photograph initiated outrage against the National Endowment for the Arts because of "anti-Christian bigotry"
. Then the piece was physically attacked two times in one weekend
, when it was first shown in the National Gallery of Victoria
in 1997. In December 2010, the Collection Lambert museum of contemporary art
in Avignon, France opened a show called "I Believe in Miracles"
that includes pieces of minimal art, conceptual art and land art, and includes Piss Christ
. The photograph had been shown in France before without disturbance, and had been shown without incident in Collection Lambert for four months, but around 1,000 protesters marched to the museum on Saturday, and on Sunday vandals succeeded in attacking the picture
, breaking the plexiglass shield and slashing the photograph. The museum is open again, and the damaged work is still on display
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 19, 2011 -
Approximately 40 books
dealing with LGBT issues were vandalized with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library on the Harvard campus on November 24, according to a report filed Friday by the library security staff to the Harvard University Police Department. Something similar (minus the peepee) happen in San Francisco
, where they took the books and made Art
posted by Blake
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Don't ever accept a Tequila shot from Fat Mike
While performing as Cokie The Clown
at SXSW this year, Fat Mike of NOFX
made a lot of folks uncomfortable telling stories of his fucked up childhood, his mother's death, and of other crazy shit he allegedly witnessed and did throughout his life. The biggest "gag" of the evening involved Tequila. I imagine they would have been even more uncomfortable at one of these
posted by snottydick
on Mar 25, 2010 -
Grandma, we only need you to fill it up to this line. Levy County
, Florida, in the Good Old US of A is requiring drug tests of its library volunteers
, most of whom are between 60 and 85 years of age.
“It’s not like we are a high-risk group for coming in drunk or high or stoned or whatever.”
This has, of course, put a dent in their volunteer pool
(scroll down to "Municipalities"). Moody said that when the county signed the contract with First Lab to provide drug-testing a year ago, urine samples were the only means considered.
"We didn't know that there were other options," Moody said.
posted by iurodivii
on Nov 12, 2006 -
Don't smoke urine
if you're looking for a methamphetamine high, because you might burn yourself, or worse, have the world find out about your mishap. The best is the quote from his lawyer:
"I suspect that, more than anything, Steve was doing this as an intellectual proposition."
Lawyers will say the darnedest things.
posted by dbiedny
on Dec 3, 2005 -
Taking a (the) piss.
Handy hints from MoFi.This takes the cake.
*efficiently urination for males:
first of all, learn to urinate while in a seated position. It is more relaxing, less spray intensive, and the spreading of the loins allows for a relatively thorough emptying of the bladder. Spread legs slightly for optimal effect.(There's a lot mi)
posted by johnny7
on Apr 19, 2005 -
how to use your urine
Every day, we urinate nutrients that can fertilize plants that could be used for beautiful landscapes, food, fuel, and fiber. Instead, these nutrients are flushed away, either to be treated at high cost or discharged to waters where they overfertilize and choke off aquatic life.
Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants tells you how urine—which contains most of the nutrients in domestic wastewater and usually carries no disease risk—can be utilized as a resource.
posted by halekon
on Jan 7, 2005 -
- Pure urine from the wild. In the wild butterflies find their greatest source of sodium, essential minerals and vitamins from wild animal urine puddles and urine-soaked leaves. Now you can bring this natural buttlerfly attractant to your garden.
posted by y6y6y6
on Oct 22, 2003 -
More Friday Fun. Now anyone can write a message in the snow. Finally, true pee-quality for all sexes.
posted by VelvetHellvis
on Oct 25, 2002 -
Whoa! Gag! They did what??
"The history of drinking urine for therapeutic purposes dates back at least to the Holy Roman Empire when great urinal troths were erected in the public squares......"
courtesy of WFMU
posted by protocool
on Sep 26, 2002 -
I tell you, the United States is truly the land of opportunity. Where else but in America could a man make a fortune selling his urine
through the mail for $12.50 per ounce?
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Sep 3, 2001 -