Bed-wetting treatments, urine in the animal kingdom, the urine wheel, uromancy, phosphorous alchemy & urine therapy. Plus when is it safe to drink your pee?

Music: “All That Glitters is Not Gold” by Dinah Shore

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  • Sean McKenna

    Guys! Love your show but please don’t change your title music. It’s a part of your brand and to be honest I didn’t really like the one used in this episode. The show itself was excellent as ever! 😀

  • Amanda M

    OK, that’s hilarious timing.. I was laid up just last week with a kidney stone! 0/10 WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. x_x The worst part was that I got to the ER at midnight, and didn’t see a doc til 6am. The triage nurse did give me a shot of something pretty sweet to take the edge off, so at least I wasn’t screaming and throwing up anymore. But I still had to walk around the entire 6 hours because it hurt too much to sit. So exhausting. I suspect the gallons of lemonade I drank over the next 2 days dissolved the stone in the bladder, however, because I didn’t notice if/when it finally passed. I just had my followup ultrasound this morning, so we’ll see if it’s still knocking about in there!

    A little surprised you guys didn’t mention Urinetown (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urinetown) in Pop Culture. It’s literally a play about pee! (OK, it’s technically a satire about corporations and politics, but still..)

  • Derek

    Fantastic ep, guys, I really loved that one (and thanks for the shoutout). 🙂

    A urine story I have was about a mate of mine at uni, who decided to get back into the gym after being slack for years. He went really hard the first time, found he couldn’t walk the next day he was so sore, nor the next day, nor the day after that, and the day after that he discovered his urine had turned a dark brown. Wondering what he’d done he went to the doctor, who said it was dead muscle fibres from his workout being passed out of the body. Top tip, ease yourself into gym workouts.

  • O.C.P.

    A small misunderstanding involving urine or Why I must wash my hands in order to make them gross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32ttbitMj8

  • Plain Simple

    Hi guys. Great episode. Little nitpick: New Zealand is actually not named after the Danish Island of Sealand, but after the Dutch province of Zeeland.

  • Ermine

    Hah, it’s “flehmen” not “fleshmen” ;3 And it’s not just giraffes that do it… all ungulates do (you’ve probably seen horses do it, they look utterly ridiculous), and also felines. Anyway, great episode guys, I feel like I learned a lot!

  • bubbleskid

    Hey guys! OK, I am not even kidding when I tell you this true tale from my life…
    I had athletes foot from early teenager to well into college, 8 years. EIGHT YEARS. I tried everything. I was religious about keeping my feet clean, aired out, exfoliation, used all the creams, powders, and other hocus pocus internet tips like Vicks Vapo Rub, essential oils, etc. In other words, I’d tried it all, and couldn’t get rid of it! Or rather, I had not tried it all… I read about auto urine therapy and finally thought, “Fine. It won’t hurt, might as well try it.”

    So I saved up my urine in a zip-lock bag for several days. Not only did I need a decent quantity, but aged urine is better/strong than fresh, apparently. Then THE night happened. I divided the urine between two plastic bags, plunged my feet in, and then duct taped them around my ankles, followed by several duct-taped exterior layers of other bags. I then carefully, slowly walked/squished my way to the bed… and got in, carefully arranging my feet… right next to my cousin, with whom I shared a full sized bed that year! HAHAHA! She always went to bed hours before me. She never realized… and guess what? I didn’t get much sleep that night, being frozen in place with pee bags taped on my ankles, but WHEN I WOKE UP MY ATHLETE’S FOOT WAS COMPLETELY GONE AND HAS NEVER COME BACK!!!!! It’s been 15++ years and I’m still totally glad I did it.