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August 26, 2005 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Everything you always wanted to know about urine but were afraid to ask.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies (14 comments total)
Whatta pisser.
posted by jonmc at 7:55 PM on August 26, 2005

omg, i have to pee!!!!! seriously, in eastern europe (where i am originally from, though i have not experienced this), a mother's urine seems to cure all ills. yeah, you drink it.
posted by WaterSprite at 7:58 PM on August 26, 2005

Wow, the medical test battery invention is very cool. The first link...I'm just too western I guess. Yuck.
posted by dejah420 at 8:14 PM on August 26, 2005

This following is probably TMI, so apologies, but I was a youngin' at the time: When I was five or six I remember trying to taste my urine in the shower, out of curiosity, and being horrified by how bitter and acidic it was.

I can't imagine peeing into a cup that I'm about to drink out of, let alone POURING MY OWN URINE OVER A BOWL OF FRUIT. I think the latter is more horrific than the "hot and steamy" glassful, if only because the combination of tastes would be gag-inducing.
posted by nonmerci at 8:35 PM on August 26, 2005

Well, if you want to make your fly agaric last...
posted by dreamsign at 9:08 PM on August 26, 2005

The good (magnified urea crystals); the bad (uremic poisoning); and the ugly (porphyria symptoms).

Porphyria may have caused the erratic mental state of King George III (as portrayed in the excellent 1994 movie, The Madness of King George.) An inherited condition, it can also change urine color to reddish-brown or pink (under UV light.)
posted by cenoxo at 9:17 PM on August 26, 2005

Having a condition which produces purple urine is known by the acronym PUBS. Which the author of the post should really have included. The bastard.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 9:29 PM on August 26, 2005

I'm trying not to think about what healthful properties there may be in the consumption of fecal matter. :P
posted by deusdiabolus at 1:12 AM on August 27, 2005

OBTW, Pam Grier said in an interview that when she was a baby, her grandmother always rubbed her urine soaked diapers (JUST urine, as far as I know) on her face while saying a special chant, and this was supposed to keep her face looking young. Apparently, that worked out....
posted by deusdiabolus at 1:14 AM on August 27, 2005

This is a bit annoying, as I can't source the quote, but I remember reading that Picasso had his children urinate on some of his paintings to achieve a specific patina. All I've been able to find after a quick search is a reference to Andy Warhol's "Oxidation Painting" (alternate pic, different lighting). Both links SFW. "(...)where urine is used as paint, evincing an aesthetic richness. Beautiful like a natural phenomenon, like a rust pattern, "Oxidation Painting" has such decorative qualities that it might be taken for mall art, if it weren't for the association with Warhol." The entire paragraph is about 3/4 down the page. Piss artists indeed.
So. Yeah. I'd just thought I'd throw that out there...
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:26 AM on August 27, 2005

Damn. Sorry 'bout the repetition there, didn't read the whole of the second link.
Oh, and I like the Doit! tag too.
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:37 AM on August 27, 2005

Both customers and staff at the venues were involved in the testing....“People with purple urine haven’t necessarily used illegal drugs,” the officer said.

How the #@%$ do they have the right to do that? Enjoy your Thailand holiday, folks... And if the tests are inconclusive, what the #$%@ is the point of them anyways?
posted by Meatbomb at 4:10 AM on August 27, 2005

Zack_Replica writes "Picasso had his children urinate on some of his paintings to achieve a specific patina."

I've known this to be about the bronze sculptures, not his paintings, but I have no source either.
posted by OmieWise at 11:41 AM on August 29, 2005

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