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Body Fluids

Polar Do’s and Don’t's

From the U.S. Navy's Polar Manual (4th ed., 1965):

Number 26: Do not touch cold metal with moist, bare hands. If you should inadvertently stick a hand to cold metal, urinate on the metal to warm it and save some inches of skin. If you stick both hands, you'd better have a friend along.

The whole list is pretty interesting and worth a read. You can download the entire manual from the Defense Technical Information Center (PDF - 33 MB).





Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 15, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Military, Body Fluids

Downunder Lipstick Glue

Glue for the lips "downunder."

More info: NY Post, Forbes, Patent Office

Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 23, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, Body Fluids, Blood, Genitals

Buttered Flip


In an old American medical journal, The Philadelphia Medical Museum (1811 - Vol 1, No.4), Dr. Richard Hazeltine of Berwick, Maine shared a traditional yankee recipe for "buttered flip" cough medicine:



Often in the imbecile age of childhood, after I had gone to bed have I sip'd, and with no great reluctance, the steeming, salutiferous "buttered flip;" administered by the careful hand of an affectionate mother, to several, perhaps, of her tender offspring, who were affected with various catarrhal complaints, brought on by wet feet, and exposure to sudden vicissitudes of the weather.

The "buttered flip" was composed of recent urine, obtained from some one of the children, hot water, honey, and a little butter: and it generally removed the complaints for which it was given. Exhibited in this manner, it never puked; but it promoted expectoration and sweat.


image source: gracious rain

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 29, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Medicine, Body Fluids

Impolite Pastries

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If you visit Hong Kong you can try one of these lovely pastries that poop and puke when squeezed. Can't believe it wasn't from Japan!

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 21, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Body Fluids, Can't Possibly Be True, Eating, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Learning Urinal Simulator

Urinalman.com describes itself as a "learning urinal simulator":

You have to go pee, you come to a public washroom and some toilets are used, which will you use? This simulator simulates this critical life desision and will let you know where you "stand".


Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 09, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Body Fluids, Strange Websites

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #35

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From the 1950s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 18, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, Body Fluids, 1950s, Face and Facial Expressions

Party Record:  The Urinal



Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 17, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Bathrooms, Humor, Body Fluids, 1940s, Genitals

Pee in the pool

Michael J. Beach of the Centers for Disease Control's Healthy Water program recently revealed why people often get stinging red eyes while swimming in pools. It's the chlorine in the water combining with pollutants such as pee and sweat:

"Chlorine binds with all the things it's trying to kill from your bodies, and it forms these chemical irritants. That's what's stinging your eyes. It's the chlorine binding to the urine and the sweat."


I view this info as part of the CDC's continuing campaign to really gross people out about swimming pools, since it follows up on the report they released back in 2013 (posted on WU here) about the high level of fecal contamination in pools.

More info: abc13.com, cdc.gov
Image source: Flickr (D Spa Resort)

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 21, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Body Fluids

Pee .. Beer .. Recycle

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A company is now making Beer from urine and other sewage waste water. I think this would be good for the space station as they do something similar but only get back the water.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/17/brewing-company-makes-beer-out-of-human-urine-5154534/

Posted By: BrokeDad - Fri Apr 17, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Garbage, Trash, Waste and Other Detritus, Body Fluids, Excrement, Alcohol

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