February 15, 2010 § 1 Comment
I’ve learned some things about winter living since moving to Minneapolis, including how normal it is to encounter yellow snow on a daily basis.
Of course there are other things to report about an authentic winter, but I just so happen to have already developed a super classy photo of some golden slush.
Every day I become increasingly aware of how much public wee there is in the city. I’m not all that grossed out by it, it doesn’t bother me. I just notice yellow snow. And as far as I can tell there’s no way to discern what sort of creature produced the piss. Since I’m on the topic already, here are some friendly urine facts:
-Babies typically begin to urinate in the womb fourteen weeks into development.
-45% of Americans report urinating in the shower.
-Some 17 million Americans have paruresis, a fear of urinating in public.
-The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association has initiated a campaign to prevent public urination.
-The fuel of the future? U.S. chemists have found a way to produce hydrogen from urine.
-The first world conference on urine therapy met in 1996.
-The typical adult human bladder holds sixteen ounces of urine.
Live well. Be well. Pee well.