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07.07.15 Liam Mathews

Would you drink beer made from human piss? If you attend the Roskilde Festival in Denmark in 2017, you may have no choice. Festival organizers started an initiative at the festival this year, which ended on July 4, where urinal pee was collected and stored and will be used to fertilize barley, which will then […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

Some Soviet space memorabilia is going to be auctioned off in Berlin on September 13th by German pop artist Andora, who painted the side of a Soviet Proton booster once. What are you into? There’s a bottle of cognac “consumed and signed” by first spaceman Yuri Gagarin. These space shoes though. Care for some vintage space painkillers? Look at this fucking sweet thermos. Or maybe you want to […]

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03.26.14 Andy Cush

Despite what the weather would have you believe, spring is officially upon us, so it’s as good a time as ever to issue a gentle PSA: peeing in the pool is weird and gross, and unless you’re a helpless baby, you shouldn’t ever do it. As with any other public space, sane entrance into the […]

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10.17.13 Andy Cush

A group of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology who have been working to better understand the physics of urination in mammals produced the above video, in which, well, a bunch of mammals urinate. In beautiful slow motion. Set to vaguely inspirational-sounding electric guitar, for some reason. If you’d like to learn more about their […]

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07.30.13 Andy Cush

Okay, let’s try to get through this together. A few months ago, a bunch of researchers from London’s King’s College grew a full set of “human/mouse” hybrid teeth using human stem cells from gum tissue and mouse kidneys. At the time, I called it the “most unnerving study ever.” Well, because science hates us all […]

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07.17.13 Andy Cush

A group of British researchers has reached a truly piss-poor solution to phone battery life: piss! That is to say, a urine-powered fuel cell that outputs an electricity. Here it is on video: How does it work? Bacteria placed in the fuel cell consume your pee, and naturally output electrons as a result–those electrons produce […]

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07.08.13 Andy Cush

Peeing on the subway tracks is a pretty serious faux pas, but no one deserves this kind of punishment. According to the New York Post, Matthew Zeno, 30, was electrocuted and killed after urinating on the third rail at the Broadway-Union Avenue G Train stop at  3:30 this morning. No word on whether he fell, or if […]

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05.08.13 Andy Cush

How did you live so long without a device that sends you a tweet whenever your infant urinates all over him or herself ? It’s a difficult question, but thankfully not one that you’ll have to wrestle with any longer, thanks to Huggies. That company’s Brazilian wing is responsible for TweetPee, a little plastic device […]

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04.04.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Nothing tops off a wild night on the town like a nice, long, public pee. But as many intrepid squat-poppers have learned the hard way, public urination can also be a total buzz kill if a police officer catches you mid-release. Worry no more: Courtesy of Gothamist, here is an interactive map that shows where […]

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03.19.13 Andy Cush

If you can get over your gag reflex, it’s not a bad idea: a new restroom facility in Prospect Park’s historic Wellhouse building will store all human waste in a giant underground container, rather than pump it into a sewage treatment plant, and after five years or so of mixing around with wood chips and […]

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