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San Francisco Lamp Post Falls Over Because People, Animals Kept Urinating On It

San Francisco officials have a pee problem, and it’s getting dangerous: a three-story tall lamp post corroded by urine snapped and fell over this week, crashing onto a nearby car and narrowly missing its driver. [More]

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Researchers Teaming With Oxfam To Develop Toilet That Uses Urine To Generate Electricity

In an effort to bring sustainable sources of light to dark places, researchers working with Oxfam are working on a toilet that uses urine to generate electricity, in turn lighting up lavatories in places like refugee camps. [More]

Not so lucky now.

Business Owner Admits Peddling Fake Urine, Other Products Online To Help People Thwart Drug Tests

The United States Government takes pee very seriously, it seems, especially when many government agencies rely on urine to screen federal employees for drugs. An Ohio man pleaded guilty in federal court this week, admitting he sold products intended to help people pass those employment drug urine tests. [More]

It Is Beyond Rude To Drink A Beverage Of Your Body’s Own Making At A Restaurant

It Is Beyond Rude To Drink A Beverage Of Your Body’s Own Making At A Restaurant

Listen — your beverage of choice is exactly that, and you can put into your body whatever that may be. But if you choose to drink your own urine, it is totally impolite to ah, pour yourself a drink at a restaurant in front of other unsuspecting diners. [More]

Target Probably Didn’t Check Spanish Dictionary For “Urine” Before Selling “Orina” Sandals

Maybe a quick Google search would've helped Target.

Dear readers, cast your brains back all the way to last week: Remember when Target caught a bit of flak for selling only the plus-size version of a dress in Manatee Gray in an apparent mix-up that had the other ladies’ version in regular Heather Gray? The company apologized and blamed an internal process for the glitch. That’s all cleared up — but who at Target made the decision to go ahead and sell Urine style sandals? [More]

Drunken JetBlue Passenger Urinates On 11-Year-Old Girl

Drunken JetBlue Passenger Urinates On 11-Year-Old Girl

If you don’t like air travel, one way to prepare for a five-and-a-half hour flight is to consume an alcoholic beverage or two. Or eight. But plan ahead, and make sure to use the bathroom before the situation becomes dire and you have to relieve yourself in the cabin without noticing that a child’s leg is in your jetstream. [More]

Would You Buy An iPhone That Fell In Urine?

Would You Buy An iPhone That Fell In Urine?

Our ex-stepbrothers at Gizmodo found a craigslist ad for a barely used iPhone, selling for significantly below list price. There’s just one problem.

American Airlines Forces Passenger To Ride In Urine-Saturated Seat

American Airlines Forces Passenger To Ride In Urine-Saturated Seat

An American Airlines passenger says they had to sit through an entire flight in a seat soaked with urine from a previous passenger, the Fort Wayne Observed blog reports. Here’s an excerpt of the complaint letter they emailed the airline:

Air Tran Lets You Sit In Urine-Soaked Seat

Air Tran Lets You Sit In Urine-Soaked Seat

WCVB in Boston says that a woman sat down on a urine-soaked seat on an Air Tran flight to Boston Sunday night. Jennifer Castellano was sitting down for about 30 seconds when she noticed that her pants were wet. She went to the lavatory to check on her clothes and..

Taco Bell Employee Allegedly Spit, Urinated in Food

Taco Bell Employee Allegedly Spit, Urinated in Food

A family from Sidney, Iowa has filed suit against the owners of a KFC/Taco Bell after they were served food that was allegedly contaminated by an employee. According to the lawsuit, the couple’s 4 year-old son became “violently ill” after being served food that had been contaminated by an employee who “maintained ‘special servings'” of food contaminated with urine and saliva so that it could be fed to unsuspecting police officers.

Dear Passenger: We're Sorry You Had to Piss in the Barf Bag

Dear Passenger: We're Sorry You Had to Piss in the Barf Bag

SkyWest Airlines has apologized to passenger James Whipple, who used a barf bag to relieve himself in-flight.

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• My father is in his upper 50’s and his wife is in her early 50’s. They don’t have health insurance, but they do have a “health cost sharing plan.” I think it’s hooey. But they think it’s great. I’m worried they are going to get sick and be in alot of trouble without some real health insurance. [Link]