Urine may be one of the most easily discarded human waste ever. Because it is easily discharged and usually very putrid, many people have not given much thought to the various ways the “golden liquid” can be put to use.
Here are the 5 surprising ways your urine could be put to use to better your life.
1. In boiling eggs
“Virgin Eggs” are a very strange Chinese delicacy made by boiling chicken eggs in urine collected from boys under the age of 10. The snack is said to have magical nutritional qualities that help to boost the immune system.
2. For generating electricity
In today’s dumsor-filled Ghana, the high-price of fuel will force anyone to sleep in darkness just to save some money. 4 15-year-old Nigerian girls came up with a DIY generator that produces 6 hours of power from one liter of urine.
3. To whiten clothing
The ammonia in pee is capable of removing stains. So, next time you do not have soap in the house, bear in mind that your bladder is carrying the best soap.
4. To whiten teeth
Can’t smile or give someone a smooch? The ammonia in pee can do the job of making your teeth white. This was practiced by the ancient Romans who used pee to brighten their teeth.
5. For skincare
Need to improve your skin quality? It is suggested that a wash in the golden fluid at least once a week retains youthful skin, keeps it smooth, and protects against dry skin. Pee can be massaged into the skin; older pee being more effective, but you have to bear with the strong smell.