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  • Renewable Energy: Pee Power. Going to the loo can recharge a smartphone

    08/06/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/05/2014
    “URINE and faeces to you”, explains a dodgy sewer-manager in one of Reginald Hill’s crime novels, “is bread and butter to me.” And he is not the only one. The BioEnergy Team, led by Ioannis Ieropoulos of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in Britain, are hoping to profit from working with the stuff too. They have developed a new technique to turn urine into electrical power—or “urine-tricity” as they call it. People around the world produce an estimated 6.4 trillion litres of urine every year. BRL, a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of...
  • Special Tanker w/ Water Canons Deployed in India to Stop Problem of Rampant Public Urination...

    08/06/2014 9:00:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This one really takes the (urinal?) cake... I myself have spent a bit of time in Europe, and one thing that strikes you as disgusting is the taking-a-leak in public thing- particularly bad the farther East you go (Czech Republic comes to mind). And it's not just drunks at 3am -though there's never any shortage of that- but the carefree, utterly shameless roadside drainage -in broad daylight, as minivans full of families motor by- you even see on the side of the freeway (and not in any woods/weeds or anything, either). But from what I've heard, India is a whole...
  • Fort Lauderdale May Limit Homeless' Ability To Urinate In Public

    04/16/2014 1:30:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | 4/15/14 | Wilson Sayre
    How does a city strike a balance between the needs of the homeless and the needs of those around them? Those questions will be put to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission as they consider two provisions on the agenda at Tuesday’s commission meeting. At the beginning of this year, the Fort Lauderdale City commission sat down to discuss how the city could address the issue of homelessness better. Out of that came ideas about ways to protect non-homeless residents’ quality of life. One of the ordinances up for consideration would prevent homeless people from urinating or defecating in public. The...
  • Should Men Sit Down to Pee? (Proof of the decline of Western Civilization)

    10/17/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT · by tom h · 178 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 15, 2013 | Meghan Holohan
    When Viggo Hansen, a county counselor from the Left Party in Sormland, Sweden, tried passing a law that required that men sit down to pee when using the public bathrooms, his motion caused a flood of reactions. Hansen argued when men sit down to pee it is better for public health because it reduces the splatter around the toilets and stops the spread of disease. Hansen is one of many—including the head of the environmental protection agency in Taiwan, Stephen Shen, who also tried mandating such an order—that believe errant urine is bad for public health. They argue that droplets...
  • Weiner loses it over kid’s pee

    09/23/2013 8:08:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Page Six (NY Post) ^ | September 22, 2013 | Page Six Team
    Anthony Weiner can’t even manage to play nice on the playground.The scandal-ridden mayoral primary loser — who reportedly flipped the finger after delivering his concession speech — was spotted at Union Square Park playground with his and Huma Abedin’s son, Jordan Zain, on Thursday when another child had an accident and peed on a swing. We’re told the father grabbed his kid and went to find a napkin to clean up, as Weiner made his way over to the exact swing.A spy tells us Weiner was heard screaming, “Thanks for leaving this thing soaking wet.”
  • 'JUSTIN BIEBER 2016'? Boorish Popstar Makes Political Debut w/ 'F*%&# Bill Clinton!'

    07/11/2013 3:19:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    And I thought I was never going to warm to this kid... It's time- for JUSTIN OK, he's a ROYAL a-hole who can't sing and smokes/drinks too much- how's that any different than John Boehner? If Ted Cruz and Rand Paul don't pan out, maybe we'll have to run Bieber in the 2013 Republican primaries: at least he'd have a wrap on first-time female voters- of which we probably get about 5% right now. Seems to me 'beliebers' and the hopenchange crowd would have a large overlap of clueless sheeple- and ole Justin might be the only way we'll ever win over enough of them...
  • Too Much Deer Pee Changing Northern Forests

    06/06/2013 8:06:43 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 50 replies
    Livescience.com via Yahoo! News ^ | June 6, 2013 | Becky Oskin
    The booming deer population in the northern United States is bad for the animal's beloved hemlocks, a new study finds. During Michigan winters, white-tailed deer converge on stands of young hemlocks for protection from winter chill and predators. The same deer return every year to their favorite clumps of the bushy evergreens, called deeryards. The high concentration of deer in a small space saturates the soils with nitrogen from pee, according to a study published online in the journal Ecology. While deer pee can be a valuable source of nitrogen, a rare and necessary nutrient for plants, some deeryards are...
  • Majority of pools are contaminated by poop, CDC says

    05/17/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/13 | Karen Rowan
    There's poop in public pools, according to a new report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found genetic material from E. coli bacteria in 58 percent of public pools they tested during the summer of 2012. This shows that "swimmers frequently introduced fecal material into pools," which could spread germs to other people, the researchers wrote in their report. E. coli bacteria are normally found in the human gut and feces. They also found genetic material from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whichcan cause skin rashes and ear infections, in 59 percent of pools. The fecal material...
  • Jugs of urine found in Newtown home

    04/29/2013 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 119 replies
    WFSB (Meredith Corporation) ^ | Apr 29, 2013 5:35 PM EDT | Robert Goulston
    NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) - The bizarre discovery of 300 gallons of human urine were found in an abandoned home in Newtown over the weekend. Environmental officials removed the hundreds of one-gallon jugs from the residence on Berksire Road. Now, they are trying to figure out why they were being stored in the home. After the home was condemned on Friday, the state hired a contractor who had to pour the urine into large containers so it could be transported to a wastewater treatment plant.
  • eBay Yanks Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee’ Art Project Meant to Raise Money for Charity

    11/29/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies
    (Editor’s note: The video above features Beck’s radio segment from Wednesday morning, discussing the eBay incident.)The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief that the project featured an Obama figurine floating in actual urine (it was not, however). Bids can now be emailed in the subject line to the following email address set up by Beck: obamapeepee@glennbeck.com (Related: Liberals Goes Berserk Over Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee,’ Hurl Expletives at Beck)On Tuesday evening, Glenn Beck featured an Obama bobble head doll in a jar of yellow liquid, catalyzed by Michael D’Anouto’s painting titled,...
  • (Video) Respecting the Office of the Presidency - Analyzing Beck's "Obama in Pee Pee"

    11/29/2012 5:50:32 AM PST · by publius321 · 31 replies
    The Leftists are angry about Glenn Beck's popular art work titled "Obama in Pee Pee". Suddenly they have revived their platitudes about "respecting the office of the presidency"... (video)
  • ‘Occupiers’ Throw Bibles, Allegedly Urinate on Cross

    01/23/2012 9:51:59 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 23, 2012
    Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement urinated on a cross, desecrated a church and threw Bibles at police officers in separate incidents over the weekend. Protesters in San Francisco occupied an abandoned hotel and began attacking police – hurling bricks and Bibles at officers. “Once they gained access [to the hotel], some of them made it to the top of the roof and they began to throw Bibles down at the officers,” San Francisco Police Dept. spokesman Carlos Manfredi told ABC News. Several officers were injured in the attack. In New York City, Occupy protesters allegedly urinated on a...
  • Marines Are Always Faithful So Why Aren't We

    01/14/2012 7:52:38 AM PST · by Mark Mayberry · 27 replies
    Truth About Bills ^ | 01/14/2012 | Mark Mayberry
    In the last few days’ news has broken along with a videotape of four United States Marines urinating on some dead insurgents in Afghanistan. It is a little shocking to see just how quickly the American people are to throw our own to the wolves. People tend to act as though this is the worst thing that has ever been done by our military. Going back as far as World War Two there is evidence of routine executions of prisoners as well as torture and mutilation of dead bodies. There are even reports of American servicemen prying teeth from dead...
  • Police: Substitute Teacher Urinated In Class

    05/19/2011 6:58:53 AM PDT · by Abathar · 40 replies
    cbsatlanta.com ^ | May 19, 2011 | Katie Brace
    RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A substitute teacher at Riverdale Elementary spent the night at the Clayton County Jail after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly exposing himself and urinating into a trash can in front of a fourth grade class. Coleman Eaton, 60, faces two counts of aggravated child molestation. Riverdale police said they received a call Wednesday morning. Investigators said Eaton was in the class with about 30 students. Students told police that Eaton told the class to turn around and not look, but a couple of students said they did. Jason Cambers' son is in third grade. He said the...
  • Researchers in Ohio are studying the power of pee

    05/14/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    NBC ^ | 13 May 2011 | Stephanie Liebergen
    ATHENS, Ohio - Researchers at Ohio University are studying a new energy source you can produce yourself. They’re studying the power of pee. It’s something everyone does, every day. Even though urine is nearly 99 percent water, there is a lot of hydrogen in the remaining one percent from an organic compound called urea. To break it down, if you could collect the urine from all 24,000 students at Ohio University, you could power 60 buildings every day. Researchers say there is still a lot of work to be done, but there are some applications of this new technology that...
  • Publisher looks into Mortenson book fabrication claims

    04/19/2011 3:53:37 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 5 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | April 19th 2011 | Staff
    Greg Mortenson's best-selling memoir, Three Cups of Tea, is being 'reviewed' by his publisher following claims part of it was fabricated. The book, which follows Mortenson's mission to build schools across Central Asia, is filled with inaccuracies, US news programme 60 Minutes said. The report disputed his claims that he stumbled upon a mountain village during a failed attempt to climb K2. Mortenson has denied the allegations, saying he stands by the book. The book's publisher, Viking, has said it will investigate the claims made by the programme. "Greg Mortenson's work as a humanitarian in Afghanistan and Pakistan has provided...
  • Wee bit of pee in OSU lake after 'jump'

    11/20/2009 1:36:13 PM PST · by Willie Green · 42 replies · 1,764+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 19, 2009 | DOUG CARUSO
    During the big Michigan Week jump, Ohio State University's Mirror Lake and a baby pool have a lot in common. The jump, which will take place tonight, is one of many student traditions. But Ohio State also is a research university, so it was inevitable that someone would apply a little science to this ritual. Last year, students in the College of Earth Sciences tested the water in Mirror Lake before, during and after thousands plunged in to psych themselves up for The Game. "Interesting results from last year's study include a lake-wide temperature increase of approximately 3 degrees Fahrenheit...
  • NASA halts test of space station urine recycler

    03/23/2009 1:07:45 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies · 660+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2009 | Irene Klotz
    HOUSTON, March 22 (Reuters) - NASA called off tests of the International Space Station's urine recycler on Sunday after problems developed and revamped plans for Monday's spacewalk to fix an improperly installed cargo platform attachment. Monday's spacewalk is the last of three planned during shuttle Discovery's mission at the space station, which is nearly completed after more than a decade of construction. The primary goal of Discovery's flight was to deliver and install the station's last set of solar panel wings, which was accomplished on Thursday. The shuttle blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on March 15 for a...
  • Mmmmmm. Indians to sell cow urine as soft drink.

    03/21/2009 10:08:38 PM PDT · by slomark · 21 replies · 993+ views
    Holy crap. Or to be urologically correct, holy pee. An Indian organization is launching a soft drink made of cow urine. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Here’s the story from the U.K. Times of London:...
  • Sheriff: Kansas woman sat on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years; didn't want to leave bathroom

    03/12/2008 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 82 replies · 3,006+ views
    AP ^ | 3-12-08 | Associated Press
    NESS CITY, Kan. - Deputies say a woman in western Kansas became stuck on her boyfriend's toilet after sitting on it for two years. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital. "We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."
  • Bushed: Security guard busted for taking a secret leak @ Dianne Feinstein's mansion

    03/30/2008 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 2,174+ views
    SFgate ^ | 3/30/08 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Bushed: A resident of San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood whose regular exercise regimen includes walking the Lyon Street steps was startled the other night when a man popped out of the bushes right in front of the home owned by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and megabucks husband Richard Blum. It was a security guard who was keeping watch over the senator's home, which is also monitored by some eyes in the sky - cameras atop the house's roof. The guard promptly apologized, telling our walker, "I have to go off camera and go to the bathroom in the bushes." "That makes...
  • Gore's nightmare: Europe turns to U.S. coal

    11/06/2007 10:29:51 AM PST · by Abathar · 80 replies · 58+ views
    Reportonbusiness.com ^ | 11/06/07 | CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
    Now that the price of coal is at a historic low relative to oil, there's no stopping consumers and producers alike from embracing Al Gore's nightmare. A ton of U.S. coal is so cheap at about $47 (U.S.) that European utilities will pay $50 to ship it across the Atlantic, according to Galbraith's Ltd., a 263-year-old London shipbroker. While oil and coal cost the same as recently as 1998, West Texas Intermediate crude is now five times more expensive after climbing to more than $90 a barrel. Peabody Energy Corp., Consol Energy Inc. and Arch Coal Inc., the three biggest...
  • Congress ponders its 'potty parity' gap

    12/24/2006 8:36:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 895+ views
    McClatchy News Service via SacBee ^ | 12/24/6 | Margaret Talev
    When nature calls during a debate or vote in the House of Representatives, what's a member of Congress to do? The answer, even as the first female speaker of the House prepares to be sworn in next month, depends on gender. The members-only House men's room, with its shoeshine stand, fireplace and television tuned to floor proceedings, is nestled a few paces from the House chamber, beside the speaker's lounge, flanked by Capitol police. How convenient. Reaching the women's equivalent is more challenging. It entails traversing a hall where tourists gather, or entering the minority leader's office, navigating a corridor...
  • What Your Pet is Thinking

    10/28/2006 2:29:38 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 148 replies · 2,766+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 27 October 2006 | SHARON BEGLEY
    From the day they brought her home, the D'Avellas' black-and-white mutt loathed ringing phones. At the first trill, Jay Dee would bolt from the room and howl until someone picked up. But within a few weeks, the D'Avellas began missing calls: When the phone rang, their friends later told them, someone would pick up and then the line would go dead. One evening, Aida D'Avella solved the mystery. Sitting in the family room of her Newark, N.J., home, Ms. D'Avella got up as the phone rang, but the dog beat her to it. Jay Dee ran straight to the ringing...
  • Scientists harnass the power of pee

    05/07/2006 1:24:12 AM PDT · by SteveH · 64 replies · 1,277+ views
    ABC Science Online ^ | Judy Skatssoon
    Scientists harness the power of pee Judy Skatssoon ABC Science Online Urine batteries can't power laptops yet, but they could theoretically keep a digital watch working A urine powered battery the size of a credit card has been invented by Singapore researchers. A drop of urine generates 1.5 volts, the equivalent of one AA battery, says Dr Ki Bang Lee of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. He says the technology could provide a disposable power source for electronic diagnostic devices that test urine and other body fluids for diseases like diabetes. These currently need lithium batteries or external power...
  • Water tank vandals a pair of whiz kids

    04/07/2006 3:13:25 AM PDT · by Panerai · 24 replies · 753+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04/07/2006 | Sara Withee
    BLACKSTONE - The water scare that recently left worried Blackstone residents high and dry is being blamed on vandals urinating in a giant water tank. “It sounds kind of stupid” but true, Selectman Chairman Charles Sawyer said yesterday. Sawyer said the two teenage boys who broke into the water supply told police there was nothing in a suspicious bucket found near the tank, but admitted to relieving themselves in the tank. “It’s a serious, serious crime. A lesson has to be learned from this,” Sawyer added. The two 15-year-olds broke into a Blackstone water tank March 27, forcing a two-day...
  • There is no 'pee' in public -- State appeals court rules act is illegal

    03/08/2006 3:07:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 94 replies · 1,533+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/8/6 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- It's a crime in California to urinate in a public place, a state appeals court ruled today. The case before the court came from Berkeley, where a police officer detained a man urinating in the parking lot of a closed restaurant one Sunday morning in January 2003. The officer searched David McDonald and found drugs. McDonald was charged with narcotics possession. But if he hadn't been committing a crime in the first place -- urinating in the open -- the search would have been illegal and the found drugs couldn't be used against him. To deal with...
  • Dog Urinates on Katie Couric Ice Sculpture

    12/09/2005 7:35:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 105 replies · 3,677+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/node/3148 ^ | 12/9/05 | Scott Whitlock
    Dog Urinates on Katie Couric Ice Sculpture Posted by Scott Whitlock on December 9, 2005 - 16:11. Friday morning, NBC Today show reporter Natalie Morales was covering the snow fall in Central Park. Upon completing her report, at 7:54AM EST, the camera pulled back to reveal two ice sculptures of co-hosts Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. (Ice portraits might be a more appropriate term -- the ice was carved with images of Lauer and Couric from approximately the waist up.) Lauer remarked, "No harm intended to the fine artists, but they look a little like our tombstones." A short time...
  • Passenger Urinates In Aisle, Diverts Orlando Flight

    11/26/2005 6:56:20 PM PST · by B Knotts · 78 replies · 1,999+ views
    Local 6 News and AP ^ | November 26, 2005
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An intoxicated passenger who lit a cigarette and urinated in the aisle led pilots to divert a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington, D.C., an airline spokeswoman said. The man, whose name the airline declined to release, was taken off flight 1502 in Charlotte and questioned by police, spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said. The man was "acting extremely inappropriately," Urbanski said. "When you want to run a safe airline, we don't tolerate that type of activity on our aircraft." A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police watch commander referred questions about an in-flight incident to the FBI in Charlotte, which did...
  • Army rations rehydrated by urine

    08/15/2005 2:05:08 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 107 replies · 2,378+ views
    newscientist.com ^ | July 2004 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    Would you eat food cooked in your own urine? Food scientists working for the US military have developed a dried food ration that troops can hydrate by adding the filthiest of muddy swamp water or even peeing on it. The ration comes in a pouch containing a filter that removes 99.9 per cent of bacteria and most toxic chemicals from the water used to rehydrate it, according to the Combat Feeding Directorate, part of the US Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts. This is the same organisation that created the "indestructible sandwich" that will stay fresh for three years...
  • Urination bill a relief for some

    07/26/2005 11:22:45 AM PDT · by JZelle · 30 replies · 785+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-26-05 | Amy Doolittle
    Montgomery County officials, prompted by complaints from business owners and residents, is set to approve a bill that would make it illegal to answer nature's call in public. Montgomery County is the only area jurisdiction that does not have a law prohibiting public urination, but the council's Public Safety Committee yesterday unanimously recommended a bill to address the issue. Council President Tom Perez and County Executive Douglas M. Duncan sponsored Bill 1805 after a Wheaton public safety audit completed in November labeled public urination as a top health concern in the downtown area. Business owners and local officials said the...
  • Diaperless Babies Seen As Earth-Friendly Solution (Enviro-wacko alert)

    04/25/2005 7:28:34 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 214 replies · 3,798+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/22/05 | Marc Morano
    (CNSNews.com) - As environmentalists celebrate the 34th annual Earth Day, some in the green movement are now advocating "diaper-free" babies to help save the planet. Citing concerns about plastic disposable diapers clogging landfills and the amount of washing and detergents that cloth diapers require, many environmentalists are taking a page from tribal cultures and seeking to eliminate the use of the baby diapers altogether. The green movement is now promoting diaperless babies as a "retro, cutting-edge, environmentally friendly scheme" to mothers throughout the industrialized world. The green movement already has declared war on the modern flush toilet, declaring it an...
  • Photo stickers of Bush were placed in urinals in some ministry offices in Brussels

    02/27/2005 5:25:35 PM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    Staten Island Advance ^ | 2/26/05 | TERENCE J. KIVLAN
    Belgians get scolding from Vito Photo stickers of Bush were placed in urinals in some ministry offices in Brussels Saturday, February 26, 2005 By TERENCE J. KIVLAN WASHINGTON -- Photo stickers of President Bush and the American flag placed in urinals in some Belgian ministry offices in Brussels right before the president's European tour have Rep. Vito Fossella mighty peeved. But the lawmaker's ire, expressed to the Belgian prime minister at the Belgian Embassy here, may have been misdirected. Although Fossella (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) accused the prime minister of responsibility for the stickers, Serge Wauthier, an embassy spokesman, noted that the...
  • 42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower - 7 Percent Never Bathe

    07/27/2004 2:09:23 PM PDT · by Doctor Wu · 256 replies · 6,560+ views
    NCBuy News ^ | 7/27/04
    42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower - 7 Percent Never Bathe PISCATAWAY, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) -- Urine trouble now. According to a new survey, at least four out of every 10 Americans pee while taking a shower. According to a shower survey sponsored by VertiSpa, 42 percent urinate while bathing, certainly pissing off the 58 percent who don't. That's not the only stat splashed from the shower study. The average shower is 101 degrees Fahrenheit and uses nearly 50 gallons of water. -- 52 percent of Americans sing in the shower, with "Singin' In The Rain" being the...
  • Pee is only a wee bit gross

    05/11/2004 7:44:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 492+ views
    ESPN ^ | May 11, 2004 | Moises Alou
    Moises Alou says he urinates on his hands to alleviate calluses. So does Jorge Posada. "In spring training only," Posada told the Newark Star-Ledger. "You don't want to shake my hand in spring training before the game. After the game, it's OK." Ummm, on second thought, maybe just a friendly nod will do then, too, Jorge. Is there anything more disgusting in sports than an athlete urinating on his own hands? Yes. And not all of them involve Schottzie or David Wells. 10. Reporters eating in the press room. Remember John Belushi going through the Faber College cafeteria in "Animal...
  • Korean Scientists Create Pigs That Pee Medicine!

    05/04/2004 9:27:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies · 289+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 5/4/2004 | Bae Keun-min
    Milk and urine of genetically engineered pigs will be sources of high-priced medicine for thrombosis, or blood clotting, which can result in a stroke or heart attack. With the technology, South Korea has become the world’s second nation to extract the medicine from livestock, following the United States. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) said on Monday that it created five pigs containing human tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), a natural gene preventing thrombosis. When blood clots in a vein or artery it hinders the supply of oxygen and nutrition to an area of the body. The RDA said it created the...
  • Threat of women's pee no piddling problem for humanity

    05/03/2004 9:40:57 AM PDT · by SteveH · 26 replies · 669+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | April 27, 2004 | Ryann Connell
    Threat of women's pee no piddling problem for humanity By Ryann Connell Staff Writer April 27, 2004 Women's weewee has the potential to wipe the Japanese off the face of the earth, screams Weekly Playboy (5/11-18). And changes in the Tokyo Bay environment suggest this is no piddling problem. "Marine life (in Tokyo Bay) has gradually been developing female characteristics for years and it was generally thought that this was caused by hormone balancing disrupting substances in the environment that people have been talking about for a few years now," a scientific journalist tells Weekly Playboy. "Actually, though, a Tokyo...
  • Legislator denies DUI charge

    02/07/2004 6:26:58 PM PST · by TankerKC · 28 replies · 463+ views
    Montgomery Advertiser ^ | February 7, 2004 | Crystal Bonvillian
    <p>Authorities stopped state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, for suspected drunken driving Wednesday night, but instead of arresting him, a Montgomery County sheriff's supervisor drove him home.</p> <p>The Sheriff's Department followed state law that prevents law enforcement officers from arresting or citing legislators for a crime -- except for felonies, treason or breach of peace -- during attendances of a legislative session or going to or from a session.</p>
  • Fly UI - User Interface Technology in the European Urinal

    01/23/2003 10:45:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 2 replies · 251+ views
    maddog weblog ^ | Unknown | MadDog
      Fly UI I have seen one of the finest instances of user interface design ever, and I saw it in the men's room at Schipol airport in Amsterdam. In each of the urinals, there is a little printed blue fly. It looks a lot like a real fly, but it's definitely iconic - you're not supposed to believe it's a real fly. It's printed near the drain, and slightly to the left. I asked a user interface designer I knew at Nortel about this, who happened to be Dutch and who was familiar with this particular piece of...
  • Road-shooting charge filed Henrico man linked to parkway incident<hold my sake' alert>

    11/02/2002 5:08:20 AM PST · by putupon · 4 replies · 189+ views
    RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH ^ | 11-2-02 | MARK BOWES
    <p>A Henrico County resident has been charged with shooting a Powhatan County man on the Powhite Parkway last month as the victim was on his way to a fishing tournament.</p> <p>Chesterfield County police this week charged Suth Som, 33, of the 8500 block of Mark Lawn Drive, with one count each of malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Two other suspects are being sought.</p>
  • Congressman Questioned After Flight (Democrat House Member PEES IN CUP On Flight! No Joke!)

    06/22/2002 3:00:04 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 32 replies · 323+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New regulations requiring that airline passengers remain seated until 30 minutes after takeoff from Reagan National Airport led to an embarrassing incident for a Georgia congressman. Unable to wait in a long bathroom line when passengers were finally allowed to move freely, Rep. Sanford Bishop ( news, bio, voting record) contends he had no choice but to ask a flight attendant for a plastic cup and some privacy. "The bottom line is he desperately needed to go to the bathroom," Bishop's spokesman, Selby McCash, explained Friday. "There was someone in there taking a very extended time. He...