Anyone who's ever owned dogs knows that the lovable creatures are potent forces of destruction. From vomiting squirrel parts on the sofa, to inhaling the girlfriend's laundry-basket panties, to arranging a trashcan's contents over the floor with the gusto of an FBI forensics team, some days it seems as if canines were bred solely to generate hilarious barroom anecdotes. But might dogs be engaged in a more clandestine, less-funny campaign of attrition, one that is harming the very health of our urban landscape?
Despite being usually objective scientists, we have a sentimental streak, and we have spent the last few days reminiscing about the crazy, and often funny, science we have highlighted. It turns out that not only is it chemically identical to urine, but the bladder empties during the period of ejaculation coinciding with orgasm. To date, both the nature and the origin of squirting remain controversial.
All rights reserved. Caribbean reef sharks Carcharhinus perezi surround a boat at the surface off the Bahamas' New Providence Island. For Caribbean countries, fishing is vital, serving as an important food source and employing more thanpeople.
Four teenage girls figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel to get six hours of electricity from their generator. Here's how the urine-powered generator works, as explained by the blog on the makerfaireafrica. Borax is a natural mineral, commonly used in laundry detergent.
Do you know where urine comes from? The kidneys produce urine when they filter toxins and other bad stuff from the blood to maintain fluid homeostasis. The body absorbs about 90 percent of its urine while the rest is taken through the ureter to the bladder, and then discharged out of the body through the urethra.
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Carly Geehr has answered one of life's eternal questions: Do Olympians pee in the pool? Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does. As to the underwater cameras catching it - even if Olympic swimmers peed during their races, which they don't - there's just no way.
Sonia Mongol said her 8-year-old son was not allowed to use the restroom in class at Manhattan Place Elementary School in Los Angeles, California during an incident last November. Mongol said Thursday that her son was forced to expose himself in front of his classmates while wearing two garbage bags as he peed, then had to sit in his urine-soaked clothing for the remainder of the day. Retired teacher Latricia Mitchell joined Mongol at the news conference and said that teachers can refuse to let students use the restroom under certain circumstances, but she said they must use common sense when making that decision.
We wish it were true but, alas, there is no chemical that turns pool water blue if someone pees in it. Adding more volatile chemicals, then, is unlikely to improve matters. And although pool disinfection techniques that require less chlorine such as UV light, saltwater and hydroxyl-based systems are increasingly being taken up by pool owners concerned about DBPs, a color-changing substance to stop people peeing in the pool is still nowhere in sight. In the long run, whatever [dye] you added would probably be more expensive and worse for you and the pool equipment than just having a random kid pee in it every now and then.