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(Nature)   Urine revolution promises to pee on your crops   (nature.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Toilet, human urine, Fertilizer, Flush toilet, Urination, Ammonia, portable toilets, litres of urine  
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2022-02-10 10:31:03 PM  
Save The Planet
Piss On A Sprout
 
2022-02-10 10:38:03 PM  
Are they going to issue pee jugs?
 
2022-02-10 11:31:20 PM  
At least with the basic like ammonia and nitrogen you don't have to worry about prion contamination.
 
2022-02-10 11:45:44 PM  
All that toilet technology sounds complicated and obtrusive, especially the smelly stuff. Nobody wants any of that.
 
2022-02-10 11:47:50 PM  
Good thing I'm already saving mine.
 
2022-02-11 12:00:57 AM  
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2022-02-11 12:09:23 AM  
 
2022-02-11 12:32:56 AM  
Tommy Chong knew this decades ago. The man's a visionary. NSFW language.

Cheech and Chong - Nice Dreams - Best Scene
Youtube mZ8kJRxQgAc
 
2022-02-11 2:34:37 AM  
Howard Hughes really was a visionary.
 
2022-02-11 2:37:41 AM  
On the upside, at least now everyone will stop talking about their bidets.
 
2022-02-11 3:33:13 AM  
Ancient civilizations in Persia kept moving the seat of empire every few hundred years because they depleted the soil. If you leave a field fallow, nitrogen fixing activity might happen, but nothing will easily replenish the phosphorus. Kept happening, even gave Rome some trouble. Food keeps having to come from further away, and the phosphorus goes out in the sewage.

Now we're going to run out of mineral resources that supply the phosphorus for our civilization.
 
2022-02-11 5:35:49 AM  
I'm in love?
 
2022-02-11 2:50:18 PM  

cyberspacedout: Howard Hughes really was a visionary.


Imagine how much a jar of his piss would be worth now.
 
2022-02-11 3:12:00 PM  

Linux_Yes: cyberspacedout: Howard Hughes really was a visionary.

Imagine how much a jar of his piss would be worth now.


Or several...

NSFW:

The Aviator - Howard Hughes in the Theater Room Scene-.mp4
Youtube 6P1_qp8nYO8
 
2022-02-11 11:25:34 PM  

wildcardjack: Ancient civilizations in Persia kept moving the seat of empire every few hundred years because they depleted the soil. If you leave a field fallow, nitrogen fixing activity might happen, but nothing will easily replenish the phosphorus. Kept happening, even gave Rome some trouble. Food keeps having to come from further away, and the phosphorus goes out in the sewage.

Now we're going to run out of mineral resources that supply the phosphorus for our civilization.


Phosphorus was first isolated from urine. 17th-century alchemist Hennig Brand was conducting distillation experiments with Pee. I can only guess ended up with "ee" as a reaction product, and deduced from there.
 
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