May 7, 2014

Like It or Not: Some Facts about Urine

      Due to my work, I come in contact with various books and articles and texts of all sorts on a daily basis, which is great since those are usually full of fresh new ideas. I won't lie, sometimes they're boring as hell, while at other times they make my IQ drop several points just from reading them, but there are times when those ideas are interesting and/or downright crazy and if you're like me, crazy is always fun. One of them, for example, was urine therapy.
      Urine therapy, in layman's terms, is a therapy where you drink your own piss. Every day. Several times a day. If I were to simplify the logic behind it, I'd say: when you once again ingest all the toxic waste your body already eliminated via urine, you're making it stronger — the body, not the urine. Maybe it's because I'd read about urine therapy for days on end, but I don't find that disturbing, to me, urine therapy makes perfect sense. I still prefer taking a vitamin pill here or there to drinking my own piss, don't get me wrong, but I get why someone would want to do that.
      So maybe that's why urine doesn't gross me out as much as it fascinates me — as a concept, not as a factual thing, as a factual thing I still wouldn't want you to pee all over me, let's make that crystal clear. But as a concept, urine is pretty cool. Even though that when it comes out of your pee pee hole as a factual thing, it actually isn't. Anyhow. As I've already promised in the post with sex facts (which will soon get a sequel), here are some interesting facts on urine. Enjoy!

ONE. Some women in ancient Rome drank turpentine (which is nowadays considered poisonous and is used as a solvent in oil-based paints and varnishes and other good clean healthy stuff in the chemical industry) to make their urine smell like roses. Well, that's swell and all, but my question is this: What exactly are you doing with your urine that you need to make it smell sweeter?

TWO. Thanks to the harsh, dry environment in which camels live, they can keep most of the water in their bodies from turning into urine. That's why a camel's pee is twice as salty as seawater.

THREE. Did you ever hear that you should pee on your wound if you get stung by a jellyfish? Don't do it. It's a myth. You should just wash the sting with water and put some local anesthetic on — lidocaine or cocaine or whatever you have at hand.

FOUR. Bears do not urinate while they hibernate. Their organisms convert wee into protein which they use as food. Now tell me that wouldn't be a cool skill when you're on a highway and the next stop is seventeen billion miles away and you need to pee so bad you start crying yellow. Nature has fucked us over.

FIVE. Urine works as a teeth whitener. Back in ancient Rome, doctors recommended people to rinse their mouths with urine to get shiny white teeth. The surprising thing is that the experts nowadays say that they were onto something — since urine contains ammonia, your pee can actually make your teeth whiter. I'll let you try it and then you can get back to me on that. Ok?


SEVEN. When two male hippos fight, they turn around so that they're bottom to bottom and then they start to pee and shit while they wiggle their tails like propellers to spray their enemy with urine and feces. Very ingenious, I must admit. Again, nature has fucked us over, because we cannot pee backwards like hippos can, but lions and pumas and other cats can too. Can't imagine what that looks like? Here's a video. Skip to 43rd second and enjoy.

EIGHT. Cat urine glows under a UV light. All you ravers out there, who are wasting money on glow in the dark paints and clothes — go buy a cat instead.
 
NINE. With a full bladder, all mammals take approximately 21 seconds to pee. Size doesn't matter, all mammals, rats, humans, elephants, goats, all of them take 21 seconds to empty a full bladder.
 
TEN. Just so you know, not just kids, adults pee in public swimming pools too. According to a study conducted in the US, one out of five adults admitted to urinating in a swimming pool. Neat, huh? But there's more. When you see someone with red eyes, you assume that they have red eyes because they were looking under water, right? You think that chlorine made their eyes irritated. Well, unfortunately, you're wrong. Their eyes are red because of chloramine, which is a chemical that's created when pee comes in touch with chlorine which is already in the pool.

ELEVEN. In ancient Rome, they used urine as invisible ink with which they wrote secrets between the lines of their documents. The message was exposed when heat was applied. That's where the saying 'read between the lines' comes from, it's all urine's fault.

TWELVE. It would take 12 mice one entire day to fill one table spoon of urine.


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24 comments:

  1. Ummm I've never been so interested in urine before. I even have a bladder disease, and I've never read so much on urine. CRAZY. I did like the one about all mammals taking 21 secs to pee.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  2. Haha, I seriously love the way your posts look like.. And I really never cared about urine, but the one with the camels was interesting, as well as some other facts.

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  3. Great pictures as always. Let's go drink some turpentine. But I read somewhere that eating pineapple makes urine smell good. What?

    xoxo,
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/ ♥

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    1. Yes, I heard that as well. But not just urine, your other juices too if you know what I mean...:) Especially boys are supposed to benefit from eating pineapple. If you know what I mean.:D

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  4. Hmmm I guess in Roman times and their plumbing system being pretty low par with what we are lucky to have today making it smell better would be their version of toilet spray or air freshener. But I can't see how that would turn piss into flowers lol! Camels pee is salty. Now how did that person find out this bit of information? Blah, gross! Hahaha! Back to Roman days, I had heard about this, though I heard they used it to brush their teeth not for whitening but hey, same shit. And yeah I've seen hippos get at it. It's gross (cue the girlie girl in me here!) it's just a huge shit and piss fest. And they piss like it's a spray or something, it doesn't just squirt it's like a hose it on high, it's like a damn fountain of grossness.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  5. Dude, if we could convert our pee into protein during roadtrips, life would be so much easier!!! *_*
    Lol while the beginning of this post was a bit gross, I was seriously fascinated by the stuff you shared. Way cool! I can now say I know more about urine lol

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  6. Oh great. Next time a frd is waiting for me in a ladie's room, I'll let her know that 21 seconds is just the process, dressing and undressing takes up the rest of the time. As well as balancing not to touch the seat :D
    Edita x

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  7. Oh my, ancient Roman women were too crazy lol! And let me tell you a thing, in summer my eyes are always so red once I went out from the sea or pool! Now Im sooo shocked!:P Also here there is the fable that say you need to pee if u get stung by a jellyfish, believe me if I say some people do it for real!^^'
    Pet you rock in these photos, they made me think of summertime! And just love the headband on u! Many hugs and kisses dear, have a lovely evening! xo

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  8. Wow, exactly 21 seconds, eh? Interesting! And I think I might avoid public pools from now on. Eek. Fun post, as always! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  9. oh wow, those photos are amazing! such an awesome backdrop and everything, definitely one of your coolest shoots ever! even the sky and your hair match ;) now, when it comes to the topic of your today's post I don't have any feelings :D but it was definitely an interesting piece to read. I had heard some of those things before but some were completely new so I definitely learned something. that's what I like about your blog a lot by the way, learning new stuff ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. That's what I like about having a blog too actually - that I'm in a way forcing (pushing?) myself to dig up cool stuff I had no idea about. And when someone else finds all the information interesting and new, it makes it all even better.

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  10. Five: If someone could guarantee this to be true, I would do it. It's not like I would be swallowing it
    Nine: I'm going to test this.......now actually as my bladder is indeed full
    Ten: I don't know whether to laugh or cry; laugh because I'm one of those statistics or cry because I've had red eyes in a swimming pool!!

    This made me chuckle!

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    1. Babe!!! You're alive!! So good to hear from you. Really. Thanks for stopping by, you've made my evening.;)

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    2. aaaaw thanks hun. I a alive, just being very lazy eeek x

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  11. Hi Peet, I am sending you virtual hugs for your wonderfully kind words and positive feedback, it means so much to me, you have no idea, especially coming from someone like you whom I admire! These photos are so dreamy, looks like the weather ha warmed up there. This was such an interesting topic, and quite an educational read too. I was flabbergasted by the facts about the bears and camels, how amazing is nature!! I literally laughed out loud at your cat pee suggestions to the ravers, hahaha, too funny! And thats it, I am probably never going to swim in a public pool again. You're a blogging legend! Have a Fantastic Friday!

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    1. Well ... I kind of don't know what to say ... I don't handle compliments well, especially when they're that ridiculously amazing. I'll just say thanks - THANK YOU, my awesome Internet friend.

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    2. Hi Peet, I only say what is the truth....I ma honestly a terrible liar, so you just have to believe me :)

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  12. Bloody beautiful photos, Peet!

    Um, I was full of LOLZ about your piss facts. But I saw that hippo spray it's shit everywhere and now I'm lost for words.

    Corinne x

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  13. Damn I think I know more about urine right now that I ever wanted to. This hippo video is just super nasty. I mean WHYYYYYYY. ?
    I was so sure that pee on the jellyfish stuff was BS! Now you are telling me I'm right I am so freaking relieved
    anyway, this drinking urine therapy is not exactly the one I am shooting for. Dunno if it makes sense but hell no !

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    1. Right?? It DOES make sense, but ... Erm ... Thanks.:D And YES, those hippos are nasty!!!:)

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  14. Holy crap what weird facts! Now I'm off to count how long it takes me to pee....xx

    www.hausofsarahrachel.blogspot.com

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  15. Haha fun facts and well written as usual Peet! Loved the ravers get a cat part :D The photos in this post are so pretty along with the postcard and daisy that no one would ever guess it was all about pee!!
    Keep in touch love
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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    1. That was kind of my intention - I wanted to make the pics extra pretty because the content isn't. Who doesn't love a good juxtaposition?:D

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  16. I have to cinfess that I haven't always confessed the things a number of your provocative posts have made feel urges to confess, and this post is one of them. A long long time ago a doctor told me that urine was clean. I was taken aback and didn't believe them so I still felt uncomfortable about something I had experienced in a brief relationship. Now that I've read the confirming text of what you've written it doesn't seem so dirty, since I and the woman taking charge of me were in the shower (not that much urine escaped into the shower area anyway). Now you see what you've done? You inspired me to confess to something I probably shouldn't have, (so provocative). I just had an idea. Womens' pants with the graphic words "Tooth Whitener" at the crotch. I love the pretty Spring scenes in your photos and the daisies in them.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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