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Body Fluids

Yellow Snow Experiment

An experiment conducted by animal behavior expert Marc Bekoff of the University of Colorado, Boulder with his dog, Jethro:

While talking Jethro on his daily walk I conducted a study of his sniffing and urination patterns. To learn about the role of urine in eliciting sniffing and urinating, I moved urine-saturated snow ("yellow snow") from place-to-place during five winters to compare Jethro's responses to his own and other dog's urine. Immediately after Jethro or other known males or females urinated on snow, I scooped up a small clump of the yellow snow in gloves and moved it to different locations. For some reasons passers-by thought I was strange and generally left me alone. Moving yellow snow was a useful and novel method for discovering that Jethro spent less time sniffing his own urine than that of other males or females.

More info: Psychology Today - June 29, 2009

Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Experiments, Body Fluids

Humanure

Check out the Humanure Film in which "Humanure Girl" travels from the future to teach us about the benefits of making compost from human feces.



And if you want to dive deeper into the subject of Humanure, the Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins seems to be like the Bible of Humanure enthusiasts.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 05, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Body Fluids, Excrement

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

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