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  • Pee power: Urine-loving bug churns out space fuel

    10/03/2011 5:45:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 10-02-2011 | Staff
    Scientists on Sunday said they had gained insights into a remarkable bacterium that lives without oxygen and transforms ammonium, the ingredient of urine, into hydrazine, a rocket fuel. So-called anammox -- for anaerobic ammonium oxidation -- germs caused a sensation when they were first identified in the 1990s, but uncovering their secrets is taking time. In a letter published by the British science journal Nature, researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands reported they had identified the molecular mechanism by which the bugs do their fuel-trick. "Proving this was quite a feat," said Mike Jetten, professor of microbiology at...
  • Ferguson marred by clashes as police arrest 47 people overnight after bottles of urine are thrown

    08/20/2014 2:56:44 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 August 2014 | David Mccormack for MailOnline and Associated Press Reporter and Ted Thornhill
    Protests on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were significantly calmer on Tuesday night, but the peaceful atmosphere disintegrated amid a series of clashes that led to 47 arrests, with police claiming they were pelted with bottles containing urine. For most of the night demonstrations were calm with protesters holding signs and chanting, although the majority had taken the advice of leaders to wrap things up by nightfall. Then just before midnight, the protests took a turn for the worst after some people started throwing plastic bottles at police.
  • 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...
  • Reading the pee leaves: Urine can say a lot about overall health, experts say

    02/24/2014 7:09:56 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    TORONTO — It’s something we all get rid of several times a day — and sometimes in the middle of the night — but it’s not exactly a topic of everyday or, let’s face it, polite conversation. Still, urine, pee — call it what you will — can tell a lot about a person’s health, especially when it comes to colour. Urine is comprised of waste products and excess fluid that are filtered from the blood by the kidneys. When healthy, these twin fist-sized organs filter up to about 150 litres of blood each day, producing one to two litres...
  • Death Of A 6 Year Old Sparks FDA Investigation On A Doctor For Selling False Hopes To Cure Cancer

    6 year old boy Josia Cotto’s mom and dad had no choice than to let him rest peacefully as their child was fighting a brain tumor that was inoperable for a period of 10 months. His mother said that they knew that they could do nothing about their son as they say he was unresponsive and did not open his eyes. They covered him in a soft blanket in white and blue and held on to the tiny hand one last time before the ambulance took him to a local hospital. She said that they told Josia that he had...
  • Peeing in Theater Leads to SWAT Team Response

    09/22/2013 5:05:27 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 71 replies ^ | 22SEP2013 | Miss Cellania
    An incident at the Bridgeport Village Regal Cinema in Portland, Oregon, involving multiple law enforcement agencies, turned out to be a comedy of errors. During the movie, "Prisoners," an elderly man stood up and urinated. It is believed he may have been drinking. The urine fell on a teenager sitting in the row in front of him. This upset a nearby woman who started yelling "Gun!" over and over. Theater patrons began running for the exits, and someone called 911, which led to "a massive response from multiple agencies." 'Investigators tell FOX 12 they quickly figured out what happened after...
  • Stem Cells in Urine Easy to Isolate and Have Potential for Numerous Therapies

    08/01/2013 6:50:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 21 replies
    Science News ^ | July 31, 2013 | Science News
    Could harvesting stem cells for therapy one day be as simple as asking patients for a urine sample? Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have identified stem cells in urine that can be directed to become multiple cell types. "These cells can be obtained through a simple, non-invasive low-cost approach that avoids surgical procedures," said Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of regenerative medicine and senior researcher on the project. Reporting online in the journal Stem Cells, the team successfully directed stem cells from urine to become bladder-type cells, such as smooth muscle...
  • SF Sidewalk Cleaners Can’t Keep Up With The Call Of Nature [urine]

    07/11/2013 9:19:01 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 11 2013 | CBS San Francisco
    San Francisco has been trying to clean the stench of urine from its streets, an aroma that in several neighborhoods serves as a daily reminder of the failure of a quality of life law passed more than a decade ago. The Department of Public Works received some 5,600 requests from business and residential property owners in the first half of 2013 to have sidewalks steam cleaned, primarily, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, to deal with human waste, despite countless citations issued by police under a 2002 law banning public urination.
  • Texas Police Confiscate Jars of Urine, Feces From Abortion Activists

    07/12/2013 3:51:08 PM PDT · by fwdude · 36 replies ^ | 7/12/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Texas police have issued a statement confirming they have confiscated numerous jars of feces and urine that abortion activists planned to throw at pro-life legislators today who are debating the late-term abortion ban. As LifeNews reported, abortion activists also planned to throw tampons and feminine pads at lawmakers, but the Texas Department of Public Safety statement below confirms the planned assaults on legislators are much worse than that. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received information that individuals planned to use a variety of items or props to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol. Therefore for safety...
  • 18 jars suspected feces, 1 jar urine confiscated by Texas Capitol police at abortion debate

    07/12/2013 6:33:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    life site ^ | John Jalsevac
    July 12, 2013 ( - Unconfirmed rumors have been flying on social media sites all day that abortion supporters were planning to disrupt the Texas legislature by throwing feces, urine and used tampons at pro-life legislators. The Texas Senate is today debating a highly contentious bill that would ban abortion past 20 weeks, and put in place stringent new regulations on the state's abortion clincs. Now the Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a press release which appears to lend solid credence to the rumors. According to the release, DPS officials have "discovered one jar suspected to contain urine,...
  • Scientists power mobile phone using urine

    07/29/2013 11:03:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | July 16, 2013 | Staff
    British scientists on Tuesday reported they had harnessed the power of urine and were able to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the internet. Researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory in south west England said they had created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down urine to generate electricity, in a study published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. "No one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it's an exciting discovery," said engineer Ioannis Ieropoulos. "The beauty of this fuel...
  • New teeth grown from urine - study

    07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 July 2013 Last updated at 19:44 ET | By James Gallagher
    Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine. The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures. The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth. Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges. Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene. Stem cells - the master...
  • Tx State Rep Donna Howard vs Tx DPS Steven McGraw: Debate on Confiscation

    07/21/2013 5:06:34 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News | July 21, 2013 | Vanity but sourced
    Some of the threads to read about this [from Houston Chronicle]: DPS director provides more details on confiscations PDF of Letter of Texas State Rep Donna Howard and response by Texas Department of Public Safety [also from the Houston Chronicle]: PDF of DPS McCraw Response to Rep Donna Howard San Antonio Express-News article relating to this: DPS search and seize potential projectiles at Senate Basically, Texas state Representative Donna Howard is upset about jars of feces, jar(s) of urine, tampons and other feminine hygene products as well as a couple of bricks seized The DPS Director claimed that the people...
  • Pee-controlled video games on target at minor-league park

    03/27/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 26, 2013 | Andrew Livingstone
    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are taking “X-Stream” games to an entirely new and unheralded level. The Pennsylvania-based Triple-A affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies will be the first team in North America to introduce pee-controlled video gaming in men’s washrooms when the season opens next week. The IronPigs announced that the, um, unique, flow-controlled gaming experience would be available at Coca-Cola Park on opening day April 4. Fans who use the urinals will be able to compete against other flow-goers for the top score and the chance to hold the flow king crown. “Our fans are always looking for the next...
  • Former Viking Fred Smoot: Urine big trouble now

    01/25/2013 8:55:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | Kevin Cusick
    Former Viking Fred Smoot has come a long way since the 2005 Love Boat incident. Or maybe not. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Related Fred Smoot played only two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, but he'll never be forgotten thanks to his history-making role planning the team's 2005 sex cruise on Lake Minnetonka. The cornerback hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, but he's still making a splash. Smoot was arrested on drunken driving charges on Dec. 30 in Washington, D.C. That's bad. He then proceeded to wet his pants in the police station. That's worse. Police detected "a strong odor of...
  • DEA apologizes to student who says he drank his urine to survive

    05/02/2012 2:23:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/2/12 | Kim Christensen and Tony Perry
    The Drug Enforcement Administration has apologized to a San Diego college student who said he drank his own urine to survive after being left in a holding cell for five days without food, water or access to a toilet. The man, identified by news outlets as 23-year-old UC San Diego engineering student Daniel Chong, was “accidentally” left in the holding cell after he and eight other people were detained for questioning following an April 21 raid in which agents found guns, ammunition and an array of drugs, including 18,000 ecstasy pills, the DEA said. “I am deeply troubled by the...
  • Survival Preparedness Food Preps, Ingredients versus Prepared Foods

    08/22/2011 6:50:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    You need to start stocking food. You can do a lot if you start early. Unfortunately, “early” might have been yesterday. Now we’re way past early, and you need a reasonable plan to get food supplies that will store well and don’t cost too much. Buy extra, use FIFO. Go ahead and buy more food than normal when you’re out shopping, and set it aside as preparedness. Use the “first in, first out” rule to eat your older supplies first. Keep rotating your supplies so you never abandon food “way in the back.”
  • Japan: Trace amounts of radioactive materials found in Fukushima kids' urine

    06/30/2011 6:42:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Trace amounts of radioactive materials found in Fukushima kids' urine TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Trace amounts of radioactive substances were found in urine samples of all of 10 surveyed children from Fukushima Prefecture in May, where a crippled nuclear power plant is located, a local citizens group and a French nongovernmental organization said Thursday. David Boilley, president of the Acro radioactivity measuring body, said at a press conference in Tokyo that the results of the survey on 10 boys and girls in Fukushima City aged between 6 and 16 suggest there is a high possibility that children in and near the...
  • Japan: Residents' urine now radioactive Fukushima(those within 30~40km radius)

    06/26/2011 7:12:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 06/27/11
    Residents' urine now radioactive Fukushima Kyodo More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure, it was learned Sunday. Both are about 30 to 40 km from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which has been releasing radioactive material into the environment since the week of March 11, when the quake and tsunami caused core meltdowns. "This won't be a problem if they don't eat vegetables or other products that are contaminated," said Nanao Kamada, professor emeritus of radiation...
  • 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...
  • Gitmo Detainee: Joooos Used Witchcraft on Prisoners... Cat Was Trying to Have Sex With Me…

    12/20/2010 9:36:12 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    (MEMRI)- Following are excerpts from an interview with Walid Muhammad Hajj a Sudanese released from Guantanamo Prison, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on December 12, 2010: Walid Muhammad Hajj: Yes. The most common method to wear down the brothers was witchcraft. Interviewer: How did they do this? Walid Muhammad Hajj: There were, of course, Jews among the [staff of] the Guantanamo Base, and they would set traps for the guys. Interviewer: Give me an example of witchcraft. Walid Muhammad Hajj: Witchcraft was used on most of the guys. Interviewer: They would cast a spell on them? Walid Muhammad Hajj: Yes,...
  • The Homosexual Agenda: Urine for a Shock

    12/17/2010 6:45:54 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 16 December 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    When dozens of books on homosexual issues were found doused in urine in a Harvard University library, the campus police (HUPD) were quick to label it a “hate crime.” But now it turns out that what could have been construed as an attempt at literary improvement was just the work of an all-thumbs library official. Writes The Harvard Crimson: Upon an investigation by HUPD, it was revealed Monday morning that “our own library personnel” had accidentally spilled a bottle, containing what was reported to be urine, that had been found on the shelf, according to Hammonds [College Dean Evelynn Hammonds].…...
  • TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine (Long past time to revolt!)

    11/21/2010 1:08:45 PM PST · by IbJensen · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Harriet Baskas
    A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. “I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich. Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from a stoma, or opening in his stomach. “I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the bag I have to seal a wafer to my...
  • Expert: Peruvian Court Won't Toss van der Sloot's Confession

    08/24/2010 3:39:25 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    AOL & Fox News ^ | 8/24/2010 | David Lohr
    A Peruvian appellate court will issue a decision this week on whether to uphold the confession of Joran van der Sloot in the brutal slaying of a 21-year-old woman in Lima. Some in the media speculate that if the confession is thrown out, van der Sloot could walk free. But an international defense expert doesn't believe the judges will even consider throwing out the confession. "There's not a chance in hell," said Michael Griffith, senior partner at the International Legal Defense Counsel. "The judges live there, and the people know who the judges are. You see where I'm going? This...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • "Cokie The Clown" Banned From Emo's After Pee Prank During SXSW (Bush hating musician from NOFX)

    03/29/2010 2:08:11 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 916+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | Allen Y Chen
    Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett from punk rock band NOFX has been permanently banned from Emo's after pulling a disgusting prank during his SXSW showcase. Burkett, performing as Cokie The Clown, started his set by pulling out a bottle of tequila, pouring several shots, and then taking a few shots himself before sharing the rest with the excited crowd. In the video above, hosted by TMZ, the audience can be seen eagerly grabbing the plastic cups that Burkett passes out. Moments later, Burkett replays a video on a small TV on stage, showing him urinating into the same tequila bottle just...
  • Science and Islam: Urine Proves Islam is the True Religion!

    07/24/2009 3:45:46 PM PDT · by Michel12 · 17 replies · 1,008+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2009
    You must look at what is Islamic science...
  • Urine turned into hydrogen fuel

    07/07/2009 8:23:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies · 2,305+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 02 July 2009 | Matt Wilkinson
    US researchers have developed an efficient way of producing hydrogen from urine - a feat that could not only fuel the cars of the future, but could also help clean up municipal wastewater. Using hydrogen to power cars has become an increasingly attractive transportation fuel, as the only emission produced is water - but a major stumbling block is the lack of a cheap, renewable source of the fuel. Gerardine Botte of Ohio University may now have found the answer, using an electrolytic approach to produce hydrogen from urine - the most abundant waste on Earth - at a fraction of the cost...
  • Producing hydrogen from urine

    07/04/2009 12:32:32 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies · 1,549+ views ^ | 7/3/09 |
    Chemistry World reports that the catalyst could not only fuel the hydrogen-powered cars of the future, but could also help clean up municipal wastewater. Gerardine Botte of Ohio University uses an electrolytic approach to produce hydrogen from urine - the most abundant waste on Earth - at a fraction of the cost of producing hydrogen from water. Urine's major constituent is urea, which incorporates four hydrogen atoms per molecule - importantly, less tightly bonded than the hydrogen atoms in water molecules.
  • Save money on laundry by making your own detergent

    06/12/2009 12:31:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 2,268+ views
    Lexington-Frugal-Living-Examiner ^ | June 11, | Natalie Stack
    Making your own detergent is a great way to save money on doing your laundry. You get a lot more bang for your buck! I started with the powdered detergent and just got brave enough last weekend to try the liquid. It was a LOT easier than I thought. Powdered detergent 1 cup Borax 1 cup Washing soda 1 bar of soap (I prefer Fels Naptha which is a laundry soap.) Grate the bar of soap. Combine all three ingredients in blender and mix well. I used 2 Tbsp for a normal load of laundry and 3 if I was...
  • 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:...
  • This jihad ain't worth--

    02/24/2009 6:38:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 445+ views
    February 24, 2009 This jihad ain't worth-- A man who is accused of waging a urine and faeces-spraying campaign at two supermarkets, a pub and a bookshop caused £700,000 damage, a court heard yesterday. Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, is alleged to have squirted a brown, foul-smelling substance from a spray container at four businesses in Gloucestershire on May 14 and 16 last year. The court heard the man from White City, Gloucester, visited the Air Balloon pub at around 12.45pm on May 14 where police were called after he asked a barmaid Susan Lawson-Bagent how much it would cost to rape...
  • Accused 'doused chips with urine'

    02/24/2009 8:11:54 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 47 replies · 1,584+ views
    A shopper saw a man squirt a foul-smelling brown liquid over frozen chips in a Tesco store in Gloucestershire, Bristol Crown Court has been told. Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, of Bibury Road, Gloucester, denies squirting a mixture of urine and faeces at four businesses last May. Alison Harris told the court she was suspicious of the way the man was holding a laptop bag in the food aisle. "I was taken aback... there was a strong smell of urine," she said. "I became aware of him about three to six feet away from me in the chip aisle and thought he...
  • What would you do for a friend? Swartz Creek man charged with committing unusual theft for buddy

    02/20/2009 5:11:25 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 247+ views
    FLINT NEWS ^ | February 19, 2009 | Bryn Mickle
    GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- Some friendships know no limits. Police responding to a burglar alarm at a South Saginaw Road medical facility found an open refrigerator and some missing urine samples. A set of footprints led them to a 26-year-old Swartz Creek man who didn't deny breaking into the facility but said he didn't want to talk about it. Nearby, officers found a backpack with two urine samples inside. But it wasn't his urine, said Genesee County Prosecutor David S. Leyton.
  • India to launch cow urine as soft drink

    02/11/2009 5:48:22 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies · 1,933+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | February 11, 2009 | Jeremy Page
    Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine. The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it. Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called "gau jal", or "cow water" – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched "very soon, maybe by the end of this year"....
  • Urine Trouble -- Whizzinator Makers Plead Guilty

    11/25/2008 5:43:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | 11-25-08 | TMZ staff
    The two whizzes who created a device to beat drugs tests just learned a valuable lesson: You don't pee on the United States government out of a fake penis and tell 'em it's raining. Robert Catalano and George Wills have just plead guilty in U.S. District Court for conspiring to sell the Whizzinator -- a prosthetic penis sold with a heating device and dried urine which, quite obviously, helps people fake their way through drug tests
  • Teen Pees In Teacher's Drink, Police Say (13-year-old facing a felony charge)

    09/24/2008 4:53:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1,273+ views
    KPTV ^ | 9/23/08
    Teen Pees In Teacher's Drink, Police SayUPDATED: 5:16 pm PDT September 23, 2008 CASTLE ROCK, Wash. -- Police in Washington said they've arrested a teenager for urinating in his teacher's drink. Investigators said officers arrested the 13-year-old at Castle Rock Middle School on Friday, and he's now facing a felony charge. Castle Rock police said the victim was a woman who was teaching four eighth-grade boys Friday when one of them peed in her drink. The teacher walked into her class just in time to catch the boy zipping up and discovered urine in her plastic drink bottle, officers said....
  • Buckets of urine, slingshots, anti-bus weapons seized in raid on anti-RNC protesters (MN Moonbats)

    08/30/2008 1:35:51 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 66 replies · 694+ views
    pioneer depressed ^ | 8-30-08 | Mara H. Gottfried, Elizabeth Mohr and Dave Orrick
    Ramsey County sheriff's deputies found weapons and devices to disable buses - among other items - in searches in the Twin Cities last night and today. Authorities said the items came from "key members of the RNC Welcoming Committee," a self-described anarchist group. Five people have been arrested and four properties have been searched, according to the sheriff's office. At 8 a.m. today, the sheriff's office executed search warrants at three Minneapolis homes - 2301 23rd Ave. S., 3500 Harriet Ave. and 3240 17th Ave. S. The FBI, Minneapolis police and the Hennepin County sheriff's office assisted them. "The 'Welcoming...
  • Family wins $40,000 over food tainted with urine

    07/15/2008 9:27:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 442+ views
    Family wins $40,000 over food tainted with urine by North Platte Bulletin Staff - 7/14/2008 A police officer from Sidney and his family won $40,000 from a restaurant that served them food tainted with an employee’s spit and urine. Officer Keith Andrew and his wife said in the lawsuit that a Taco Bell employee urinated and spit in food served to them and their children in October 2005. The owner of the restaurant is North Platte’s Mid-Plains Food and Lodging, owner of a KFC and Taco Bell here too. The jury sided with the Andrews July 11. In the lawsuit,...
  • 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."
  • Deer urine prank makes students ill

    03/12/2008 2:10:20 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 30 replies · 744+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/2008 | n/a
    CHURCH HILL, Tenn. - Investigators are searching for whomever poured deer urine into an air conditioning unit at a school in eastern Tennessee. About a dozen students became ill after the prank at Volunteer High School in Church Hill. Firefighters were sent to the school Monday after the odor became overpowering in one classroom, and paramedics treated students who complained of headache and nausea. Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson says the stunt could result in a vandalism charge. Deer urine is sold by the bottle to be used to attract the animals for hunting.
  • Auburn nursing home toilets explode, setting off sprinklers (Washington state)

    02/26/2008 2:33:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies · 521+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 26, 2008
    An employee of an Auburn nursing home called firefighters for help because the toilets were exploding with steam...
  • Son Attacked After Urinating On Mom

    01/03/2008 3:11:23 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 116 replies · 631+ views
    WSPA ^ | Dec 26, 2007 | Andy Pierrotti
    A Spartanburg mother is accused of stabbing her son several times Christmas morning, but her son is the person facing charges. City police say it appears the mother, 45-year-old Tammy Jones, stabbed her son because he urinated on her while she slept in her bed. 21-year-old Michael Anthony Carson, nicknamed Pooh Bear, is charged with aggravated assault and battery. Police arrested him at his mother's home on Wednesday. City police say Jones stabbed her son six times with a butcher knife. He suffered wounds to his shoulder, calf, and chest. Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you...
  • Gambler complains of urine-soaked seat

    08/21/2007 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 34 replies · 818+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/21/07
    ELIZABETH, Ind. - A Kentucky man who was playing slot machines at the Caesars Indiana casino claims he sat in a chair soaked with urine left by a gambler who had just exited the seat. Floyd Kibiloski, 60, of Fern Creek, Ky., filed a complaint with the Indiana Gaming Commission, saying a woman who had been playing the slot machine moments earlier had urinated in the chair at the southern Indiana casino. "My whole concern is that they fix this," he told The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky. "It's not apparent that they have anything in place to deal with this...
  • Farmers Use Human Urine as Fertilizers, Pesticide

    08/19/2007 6:15:30 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 69 replies · 1,892+ views
    The Sunday Monitor - Uganda ^ | August 19, 2007 | By Joseph Mazige
    (MAYUGE) - If you are a farmer, you may want to think twice about flushing your urine down the toilet. Urine may be a waste product but it also has many uses, and the best part of it is that it comes with no price tag. Farmers in various parts of the country use human urine as fertilizers and to fight crop diseases. The method started in Baitambogwe Village in Mayuge District but has now spread to over 21 districts. Through knowledge sharing via telephone Short Message System commonly known as SMS, farmers in Baitambogwe are propagating the method to...
  • Cow urine used to 'purify' school, pupils in India: reports

    04/23/2007 7:44:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 407+ views
    abcnews ^ | 4-21-2007 | staff writer
    Reports in India say a teacher has sprinkled cow urine on a school and its pupils in an effort to "purify" his workplace after taking over from a lower-caste principal. Sharad Kaithade took over the village school in the western state of Maharashtra earlier this month, and asked an fellow upper-caste colleague to spray cow urine on school children as they were taking exams, wetting their faces and their answer sheets, the Times of India said. The female colleague also ordered some lower-caste students in one of the classes to get some urine and sprinkle it on themselves. The cow...
  • Urine Tests

    01/23/2007 1:54:31 PM PST · by Registered · 32 replies · 2,398+ views
    my email ^ | 01.23.07 | Email
    Got this in my email. Wanted to share it with those of you that may not have seen it already...
  • Don't help people sit on their butts (urine tests for welfare recipients?)

    01/04/2007 11:10:59 AM PST · by E Rocc · 76 replies · 2,638+ views
    Roseburg (OR) News-Review ^ | December 1, 2006 | Leonard Wilson
    Don't help people sit on their butts I have a question, not only for Douglas County, but for the entire state of Oregon. Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me, I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In order for me to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test, which I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test....
  • Have a Drink on me!

    12/09/2006 9:15:51 AM PST · by Silicon Cowboy · 9 replies · 388+ views
    Villagers tout urine drinking's health benefit (Shanghai Daily) Updated: 2006-11-21 11:41 Du Ximin, 50, was one of the five people who formed a healthcare research center promoting drinking urine to stay healthy in his village in 1993. Now about 400 of the village of 1,600 are in the habit of drinking their own urine, and two-thirds of them are senior people, reported state television. Du, formerly head of the Wuzhuang Village in Baqiao District of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, has been drinking his urine on a daily basis since 1990. He has been very healthy over the years, China Central Television...