August 22, 2005


Urine Battery Turns Pee Into Power (John Roach, August 18, 2005, National Geographic News)

Before you next flush the toilet, consider this: Scientists in Singapore have developed a battery powered by urine.

Yeah, but a gallon of bottled water costs more than a gallon of gas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 22, 2005 8:17 PM

But if you use beer, producing that gallon of gasoline substitute is a lot more fun.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 22, 2005 9:25 PM

Looks like the energy crisis is over for me anyway.

Posted by: joe shropshire at August 22, 2005 9:34 PM

Just go to the public swimming pool during kids hours. Or for that mater, anytime.

Posted by: mike beversluis at August 22, 2005 11:13 PM

Just don't turn on the heater fan when you're running the engine...

Posted by: John at August 23, 2005 12:38 AM

Maybe Red Ken was right -- don't flush that toilet!

Posted by: Randall Voth at August 23, 2005 4:15 AM

Oh yeah, and we'll be able to rename the ugly Toyota Prius to PEEUS.

Posted by: Randall Voth at August 23, 2005 4:16 AM

the writer's taking the piss, surely . . .

Posted by: at August 23, 2005 4:37 AM

Drink beer, save the environment!

Posted by: AllenS at August 23, 2005 5:20 AM

I expect these batteries to be very profitable. As the song goes, urine the money!

Posted by: Mike Morley at August 23, 2005 7:32 AM

This really does sound like the kind of thing that would be featured in a segment of the "Red Green" show. Or at least his attempt to build a home version using large quantities of the "handyman's secret weapon (duct tape)."

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 23, 2005 12:06 PM