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(Daily Mail)   Okay kids now it's time to understand why asparagus makes your pee smell and onions make you cry: So here's some DIY infographics that reveal truth behind strange effects of certain foods   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 65
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2014-04-09 01:00:12 AM  

ReapTheChaos: I love asparagus, but it doesn't make my pee smell any differently than it does any other time.


because you are genetically flawed
 
2014-04-09 01:34:16 AM  

K3rmy: Peeing green is overrated.  Malvert pees red.



Obscure as a horse head bookend.


Malvert can have punch, Malvert help make punch...
 
2014-04-09 01:37:57 AM  

hervatski: hand to God


I believe that may be considered a sin to Christianity-types.
 
2014-04-09 01:47:26 AM  

Kujira: hervatski: hand to God

I believe that may be considered a sin to Christianity-types.


Catholics don't play by any rules
 
2014-04-09 02:20:56 AM  

some_beer_drinker: what can i eat that will turn my pee blue? that would be cool.


Porphyria
 
2014-04-09 03:03:57 AM  

patchvonbraun: buckler: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: buckler: some_beer_drinker: what can i eat that will turn my pee blue? that would be cool.

Methylene blue. It's fun to dump into the drinks at parties and wait by the bathroom door to hear the screams.

Boy,I hope none of the friends at your party are on SSRIs. Because that would suck.

Right. Note to self: do not learn science from episodes of M*A*S*H.

SSRIs didn't come onto the scene until 1987, and M*A*S*H takes place in the 1950s, so, you know, there's that.
  But, yeah, I just read about the MAOI-like effects of MB, and MAOI+SSRI very often == serontonin syndrome,
  which can kill you real bad.  The more you know...


Also, MAOIs interact with everything on the face of the earth. Seriously, there's a list of stuff you can't eat that's a mile long, and it includes all alcohol, anything soy (including soy sauce especially), cheese, anything aged/fermented (no pepperoni/salami), and restricted amounts of chocolate and caffeine. And just any meat or even vegetables that aren't really fresh. Also most other medications, including ANY antidepressant (or St. John's Wort), and several common cold medicines (including anything DM/tussin, and Sudafed). The other antidepressants risk serotonin syndrome - so seriously you have to be off ALL of them for two weeks before switching on/off MAOIs - but the rest of the stuff tends to cause hypertensive crises, which can also kill you. And a few interaction can just plain make you temporarily psychotic.

So yeah, don't mess with those things. Or methylene blue, since it's apparently close enough to one.
 
2014-04-09 03:07:00 AM  

CruJones: Purple drink turns your poop green.

/as can too many sour gummy worms
//no, I'm not seven
///or as fat as I sound


As a child I discovered the same effect from drinking purple koolaid and/or grape soda. I believe it is caused by something in the purple dye used in these beverages/syrups.

I have no idea if or why sour gummy worms do something similar. I am among the small percentage of people that do not like gummies of any kind.
 
2014-04-09 03:10:29 AM  

K3rmy: Peeing green is overrated.  Malvert pees red.

[www.badmovies.org image 600x330]

Obscure as a horse head bookend.


I'm going to kill the kid with the chewing gum!


/best.movie.ever.
//wish it wasn't so obscure
///sooo many great quotes
 
2014-04-09 11:10:19 AM  

FacetiouslyYours: K3rmy: Peeing green is overrated.  Malvert pees red.

[www.badmovies.org image 600x330]

Obscure as a horse head bookend.

I'm going to kill the kid with the chewing gum!


/best.movie.ever.
//wish it wasn't so obscure
///sooo many great quotes


Nothing is obscure on farm. I'd love me some student bodies.
 
2014-04-09 11:12:24 AM  
Stupid auto correct. FaRK.
 
2014-04-09 11:14:50 AM  

patchvonbraun: powhound: List fails without explaining why guava/pineapple make her love you loooooong time.

powhound: List fails without explaining why guava/pineapple make her love you loooooong time.

I tried that for a while--drinking pineapple juice a coupla times a day.  (Now ex) wife reported that it improved jizz
  flavor only very very slightly.


You're supposed to drink the pineapple juice?!

/now wondering if a catheter-assisted fill & flush would burn like bejeezus or if it'd work like a charm
//or giving the little guy a liquid breath mint
 
2014-04-09 01:34:04 PM  
Asparagus has been on sale here for the last two weeks. shiats usually expensive, but now it's like 99 cents. So, you can assume our pee smells. If you're into that kind of thing. I have used asparagus undies for $10/pair
 
2014-04-09 01:52:16 PM  
onions are like whores

i cry when i cut them
 
2014-04-09 09:25:30 PM  
asparagus tastes like shiat, that's why it makes your pee smell
 
2014-04-10 07:30:20 AM  

NikkiPoooo: ReapTheChaos: I love asparagus, but it doesn't make my pee smell any differently than it does any other time.

Has anyone else ever smelled your asparagus pee, and have you ever smelled anyone else's?

It could be that no, yours doesn't really smell different but it could also be that you lack the olfactory receptors to detect it. Non-excreters and non-smellers both exist in small proportions.


The research has already been done (by an Israeli group, no less). Everyone's pee smells when they eat asparagus. Some people (~40%) just can't smell it.
 
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