This woman has perfected a process to plasticize breast milk and enclose it in "pendants, special keepsakes, and more." You're probably thinking, "but surely the milk will discolor, turn yellow or spotty." This may happen to other breast-milk pendants, but not hers. She guarantees it!
London's Attendant Cafe, which opened last month, has a concept that it hopes will attract the curious. It's situated in a former public lavatory, and instead of trying to play that down, it's playing it up. So none of the old toilet fixtures have been removed. Instead, countertops were installed around them. Patrons can munch on "super gourmet sandwiches, salads, coffee and cakes" while perched in front of a urinal.
The challenge for the restaurant will be to overcome what psychologists call the law of contagion. "Once in contact, always in contact." That is, once an object is associated with something offensive, such as a urinal being associated with urine, it will always maintain that association in our minds, no matter how clean the urinal is. [nydailynews]
Jake Allgeier studies fish urine. I guess someone has to. He says that there's a lot more of it than you would think, and it's a lot more important for marine environments than people realize. From redandblack.com:
"A funny comparison is if you take the biggest ungulate herd — so that would be bison, antelope, deer and elk — in Yellow Stone National Park, per meter squared — so per unit area — the fish on one of the reefs that I look at...they actually pee more than three times more [than that herd]," he said. Fish urine even dwarfs fertilizer-heavy golf course runoff — per meter squared — in nutrient content.
The Snowbowl resort in Arizona had to fight a long time to obtain the legal right to make artificial snow out of sewage. So it turned on the snow machines this season... and yellow snow sprayed out. The Snowbowl management insists the snow is yellow because of rusty residue in the snow-making equipment. Everyone else thinks it's yellow because of the sewage. [nytimes]
Over in Dongyang, China, eggs boiled in the urine of young boys are considered a delicacy. They're called "Virgin Boy Eggs," and eating them is supposed to have various health benefits such as improving circulation and making you feel reinvigorated. They're said to have a "fresh and salty taste."
Among the things Guinness awards world records for is breast-milk donation, and Texas mom Alicia Richman was recently recognized as the new record holder for donating 86 gallons of breast milk over a period of nine months. That's a lot of milk. She hopes to break her record if she has another child. [chron.com]
Urine Flavor Wheels were once a standard tool used by doctors. Doctors would either sniff or taste a patient's urine to make a diagnosis. But by the 19th Century, urine tasting had fallen out of favor, replaced by the use of various chemical tests. Though some doctors resisted the change, believing that the taste test yielded more information than any chemical analysis could. More info at ediblegeography.com.