Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   Cameroon bans drinking urine. There needs to be a law for this?   ( divider line
    More: Stupid  
•       •       •

4523 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2003 at 5:21 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

84 Comments     (+0 »)

Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

2003-03-14 04:15:09 PM  
Ick. I saw something on the Discovery Channel last night about this type of insanity. Apparently, not only is drinking urine good for you, but use as eye-drops, ear-drops and skin treatment work wonders as well. I'll stick to beer thank you.
2003-03-14 04:23:46 PM  
"It's ME - Lionel Joseph from Cameroon!"

2003-03-14 04:24:44 PM  
"For several years now, I haven't had a hair on my head, but since I started drinking my urine, it's started growing again - it's quite extraordinary," the French news agency, AFP, quoted an unnamed magistrate as saying

This statement alone will have chrome domes world wide suckin down yellow slurpies at a frantic pace.
2003-03-14 04:25:53 PM  
LandoGriffin Some may argue that there is no difference between the two. I give you my favorite 20th centure philosopher, Archie Bunker: "You don't buy beer, you just rent it."
2003-03-14 04:27:22 PM  
I guess so:

[image from too old to be available]
2003-03-14 04:28:52 PM  
CBS is making a series about a private detective agency comprised of piss drinkers called "Cameroonlighting"
2003-03-14 05:04:15 PM  
2003-03-14 05:23:36 PM  
Budweiser sales plummet.
2003-03-14 05:23:45 PM  
Well, my vacation plans are ruined.
2003-03-14 05:24:33 PM  
Urine therapy has been around for hundres (if not thousands) of years.

And if you're in half-way decent health, urine is sterile when it leaves the body. Although drugs can be passed through urine, so it's not a good idea to drink it if you're sick or uh....recreationalizing...

2003-03-14 05:25:19 PM  
Well then, this FARKer is glad he doesn't live in Cameroon. Kevin Costner is too.*

*bad movie reference.
2003-03-14 05:26:31 PM  
Urine...The Other Yellow Drink!
2003-03-14 05:27:23 PM  
Actually, the ancient Romans believed in the health benefits of urine, including using it in combination with vinegar to brush one's teeth. Hence, the expression "full of piss and vinegar" is with us to this day.
2003-03-14 05:27:36 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

What a cameroon
2003-03-14 05:27:42 PM  
And this is the nation whose vote we need for another UN Iraq resolution? Yay for multilateralism.
2003-03-14 05:29:17 PM  
"It's ME - Lionel Joseph from Cameroon!"

It's beef jerky time!!!!!!
2003-03-14 05:29:23 PM  
This article is just full of good quotes.
2003-03-14 05:29:49 PM  
When drinking piss is outlawed only outlaws will drink piss.

/ducks under desk
2003-03-14 05:30:03 PM  

This is like masturbating? Everyone does it, noone admits it?

I REALLY am out of the loop on this one.
no, i swear...
2003-03-14 05:30:48 PM  
They outlawed it?!?! I'm gonna have to turn down that job transfer now..Dammit
2003-03-14 05:31:17 PM  
"Goo balla goo balla goo balla HA!!"
"Goo balla goo balla goo balla HA!!"

BTW - no jerky for me. It gives me the winds something terrible.
2003-03-14 05:31:21 PM  
Every time you drink a glass of piss...
2003-03-14 05:31:37 PM  
Urine..It's whats for breakfast!

2003-03-14 05:31:39 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Don't waste that pee!!!!

2003-03-14 05:31:51 PM  
"For several years now, I haven't had a hair on my head, but since I started drinking my urine, it's started growing again - it's quite extraordinary," many of the folicly challenged are going to go home tonight and chug a pint or two of pee juice over this one?

/horrible mental images...make them go away.
2003-03-14 05:32:01 PM  
in other news, the term 'filthy savages' is once again considered politically correct when applied to the people of cameroon.
2003-03-14 05:32:56 PM  
In other news... Sh*t eating is still ok. Japanese scat-porn surrenders.

Why do I know this?
2003-03-14 05:32:56 PM  
Oh, and to all you "urine therapy" people: Do you also condone the medical use of leeches? or "cupping"? How about exorcism for schizophrenia? How about we just beat the demons out of sick people?

While I am not %100 certain of all modern medicine, I think we can safely say that drinking one's own urine is probably ill advised under almost any circumstance.
2003-03-14 05:35:03 PM  
Is it your own, personal urine, or from a different source?
2003-03-14 05:35:17 PM  
Oh. So you're supposed to drink you're own urine?.... I musta missed that part...
2003-03-14 05:36:16 PM  
So they've banned american beer?

That's a shame
2003-03-14 05:36:22 PM  
The name says it all "CA - MEROON".
But seriously, I heard there's something like this in India with Cow's urine. YIKES.
2003-03-14 05:37:05 PM  
Commodore69: Awesome
2003-03-14 05:37:38 PM  
New and improved!! Golden Shower Soda!! (banned in Cameroon)
2003-03-14 05:38:41 PM  
For the first seven seconds after it has left your body, urine is fully sterile. After that the bacteria starts to take over.

Don't ask. Learned it in biology class.
2003-03-14 05:39:03 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

How about a nice, warm mug...
2003-03-14 05:41:00 PM  
Ghandi drank his own piss every day apparently.
I'm not sure about Ben Kingsley though.
2003-03-14 05:41:23 PM  
I don't get it. Do you just wake up one day and go "I wonder if drinking my piss will make my hair grow?" Call me unadventerous but I just don't go there.

What's next? "Hmmm, I wonder. If I eat my own shiat will I get the extra vitamins that my colon didn't absorb?"

2003-03-14 05:42:44 PM  
I don't drunk urine, but why the hell ban it. Who cares if some people like to drink it. Damn nazi cameronians!
2003-03-14 05:44:53 PM  
Here is the Skeptic's Dictionairy on Urine.

I'll just take an Advil, thankyouverymuch.
2003-03-14 05:47:02 PM  
Regarding taste & smell.

Friend drove drunk, crashed car against fencepost, lost eye & sense of smell and taste.

He could eat shiat like it was chocolade pudding, he said. Imagine that. He says he no longer feels the need for candy, chocolate, sodas.
2003-03-14 05:47:10 PM  
03-14-03 05:42:44 PM Mani:

Thank God I live in America! I'm FREE to drink my own piss!
2003-03-14 05:47:35 PM  
Remember when that south east asian country prohibited people from getting high off cow's ass? maybe it could be the same reason!
2003-03-14 05:47:36 PM  
Ghandi drank his own piss every day? Howcome he's still bald?
2003-03-14 05:48:31 PM  
Years ago my girlfriend told me she heard about this urine therapy, and that she had started drinking hers.

Our relationship didn't last too much longer...
2003-03-14 05:50:29 PM  
I'll stick to eating my boogers, the skin next to my fingernails, and my scabs, thank you very much.


Stop looking at me.
2003-03-14 05:52:05 PM  
"Urine therapy refers to one of several uses of urine to prevent or cure sickness, to enhance beauty or to cleanse one's bowels. Most devotees drink the midstream of their morning urine. Some prefer it straight and steaming hot; others mix it with juice or serve it over fruit. Some prefer a couple of urine drops mixed with a tablespoon of water applied sublingually several times a day. Some wash themselves in their own golden fluid to improve their skin quality. Many modern Japanese women are said to engage in urine bathing. The truly daring use their own urine as an enema. Urine is not quite the breakfast of champions, but it is the elixir of choice of a number of holy men in India where drinking urine has been practiced for thousands of years."

(Skeptics Dictionary on Urine)


2003-03-14 05:54:06 PM  
They're taking the piss.
2003-03-14 05:56:23 PM  
"I used it to treat my haemorrhoids," Emile told Cameroon newspaper, Le Messager.

2003-03-14 05:57:29 PM tastes better than Budweiser.
Displayed 50 of 84 comments

Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.