5 Unique Uses for Urine

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Turns out our pee is chock full of cool stuff. We’re talkin’ information about our health, and even little bits of rocket fuel! Trace has the details.

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Weird Microbe Turns Pee into Rocket Fuel

“Scientists on Sunday said they had gained insights into a remarkable bacterium that lives without oxygen and transforms ammonium, the ingredient of urine, into hydrazine, a rocket fuel.”

Urinal Video Games Played With Pee

“My girlfriend and I once drove across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. One day, after we downed a couple pasties, we stopped in to the VFW post in Ontonagon for a few beers. There, in the men’s room, I saw something I’d never seen before: Hanoi Jane Urinal Targets.”

Electronic Pee Sniffer Can Detect Bladder Cancer

“A new kind of electronic nose could make diagnosing bladder cancer a whole lot easier, according to a new study published this week in PLOS ONE.”

Now, Human Pee to Charge Cellphones

“Scientists working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have described the “breakthrough” finding of charging cell phones using urine as the power source to generate electricity.”

Cystoscopy

“Cystoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and the urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a cystoscope.”

Urinal Analyzes Pee, Alerts Valet When A Potential Driver Is Drunk

“A new urinal being placed in bars is able to analyze a person’s urine and then tell them when they are drunk.”

Michigan Fighting DUI’s With Urinal Cakes

“Officials in Michigan are attempting to cut down on the number of DUI arrests in the state by turning to urinal cakes.”

Complaint Box | Dog Urine

“Ethically, however, it’s pretty straightforward: dogs should not pee on anything alive, nor do they naturally want to. The sad truth is that most owners have trained their dogs to relieve themselves on trees.”

Gee Whiz: Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertilizer

“The beets Surendra Pradhan and Helvi Heinonen-Tanski grew were perfectly lovely: round and hefty; with their skin a rich burgundy; their flavor sweet and faintly earthy, like the dirt from which they came. Unless someone told you, you’d never know the beets were fertilized with human urine.”

Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

“What have you built lately? 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have created a urine powered generator.”

Cells Harvested From Human Urine Used to Make Stem Cells

“Biologists in China have published a study detailing how they transformed common cells found in human urine into neural stem cells that can be used to create neurons and glial brain cells. The find holds huge potential for the rapid testing and development of new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.”

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41 comments

ashley March 8, 2014 - 1:39 AM

Haha your shirt! I probably only find that funny because I live in Michigan. and no one prefers Michigan 

Pot King March 9, 2014 - 8:40 AM

Urine can create energy, that is pretty awesome!

imusam999 March 18, 2014 - 5:15 AM

And if you're Juan Manuel Marquez, you can drink it before a big fight.

Anthony Walters March 18, 2014 - 10:54 PM

wow lol

Dylan Kwak May 27, 2014 - 2:19 AM

Bear Grilles would be proud

Sobeston May 27, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Why don't we have generator plants in the sewers to get energy from ya piss.

Victoria Madrid May 29, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Awesome!

Pascal Roget July 19, 2014 - 2:18 PM

horse pee is used as a precursor to a big pharma-produced drug whose name i can't remember…..
also, i remember an article which described how some US town druggies had been collecting thousands of gallons of urine to extract meth or something.

Diogenese Garden November 3, 2014 - 7:58 PM

I can normally tell when I'm drunk by counting the number of streams when I go for a pee, if I can see two then I'm on my way! However, stopping smoking in pubs ruined my favourite pisstime of chasing cigarette butts around the urinal. I don't get out much!

hamowd ! November 7, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Dnews / Dick News

Higzy Teflon November 19, 2014 - 11:12 AM

It's also a great source of Nitrogen which makes an excellent fertilizer for plants.

Alex Weng December 20, 2014 - 9:29 PM

Gross

Fox Crane April 20, 2015 - 1:13 PM

The Romans used to collect the urine from the public urinals and cess pools as a resource that was then sold (via a urine tax) for various chemical processes.

Natureboy TV November 29, 2015 - 10:39 PM

I drink my pee and it makes me happy!

King Kirby January 17, 2016 - 4:56 PM

I feel so awesome now :D

A Giraffe January 28, 2016 - 3:15 PM

For all of your pee news, URINE the right place at DNews

Kathryn Harring June 13, 2016 - 8:39 PM

don't forget about fertilizer via struvite

The Cellar October 29, 2016 - 9:35 AM

"you're literally pissing away brain cells" maybe you did because you literally don't understand the meaning of the world literally.

N0x VeNoMz December 30, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Don't forget that you can drink your own pee, I wouldn't drink it plus I never did.

Cool Name March 4, 2017 - 4:41 AM

This video made me want to go pee…and I did.

Me and My cat August 9, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Why am I here

jojo Collier October 1, 2017 - 1:10 AM

this cloud help us with life

Mya Visbal November 18, 2017 - 4:29 AM

im 11 and i am desgusted

Riley June 1, 2018 - 1:51 PM

I had no idea this video was about pee until the reveal at 0:22. Never would have guessed.

KangKong Gaming July 7, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Pee powered cellphone charger!?

Neil Anchor October 30, 2018 - 2:23 PM

R u Jim carry

TheAwakenedINFJ February 11, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Not waste. Wake up and study and experience things.

Muttu Meeshiyavar May 9, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Your action is just like a third gender

Lebogang Modibedi June 24, 2019 - 1:20 PM

super ..lot of knowledge about something some of us barely even think of ..thanks

Zen Atman October 5, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Drinking it is a good one

YOU CONTROL THE WORLD December 6, 2019 - 12:13 PM

Still safer to drink than Flynt Michigan Water

King De December 25, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Lmao

1000 subscribers with no Videos challenge May 12, 2020 - 10:59 PM

I have a cup of my own urine

Zacharys tv October 13, 2020 - 11:37 AM

Did you know that piss can put out isopropylene alcohol fires. True fact try it. With a bottle of piss. Bring a fire extinguisher just in case.

Natalie E October 16, 2020 - 5:51 PM

Distilled blood, full of potassium, gold, plasma, stem cells….i drink mine everyday, but it is the one you wake up for around 3-4am has all the magic.

My mother is 97 no grey hair and has a menopause

dileep polumaati November 16, 2020 - 12:45 PM

All urine (vucha) nuv sky, earth, sarva jnaanam nee srushtincha ledhu. Nuv yekkadaa lekundaa chachi po gouravam gaa sky, earth, sarva jnaanam nee srushtinchina sarva srushti karthaa.

Ecologic Corporation March 11, 2021 - 7:49 PM

Stem cells from Urine !! Power from Urine … I wish all these experiments and users were easy to implement !

stevoblevo March 15, 2021 - 2:10 AM

so, by definition ("urine is waste that your body doesn't need"), stem-cells are worthless to our bodies. Even though scientists can use them to grow brains? And they can be used to cure (currently incurable) disease.
"worthless" you say.

cool story, bro.

Ask The Pro DJ August 29, 2021 - 5:12 AM

I am he might be gay, sorta!

Ntsala Nneheng October 18, 2021 - 11:31 PM

Thank you very much

Ntsala Nneheng October 18, 2021 - 11:31 PM

Thank you very much