Thursday, August 6, 2009

Don't Have a Pot to Pi$$ in?

How about a car then?

Your Car and Home Could Soon Be Powered By Urine

From MSNBC - July 8th, 2009

Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months.

Using a nickel-based electrode, scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses.

One molecule of urea, a major component of urine, contains four atoms of hydrogen bonded to two atoms of nitrogen. If you place a special nickel electrode into a pool of urine and apply an electrical current, hydrogen gas is released.

A urine-powered vehicle could theoretically travel 90 miles per gallon.

90 miles per gallon?! Woah! We have been flushing tons of power down the toilet at my house everyday. Heck just the excess that the boys leave on the bathroom floor should be enough to get me to work each day.

This should workout great at my house. My boys love to pee everywhere but the toilet. All I have to do is line them up at the cars every morning and have them let it fly.


Jo Flemings said...

And I thought it was just my boys! ROTFL

Maurisa said...


Our older boy would NEVER agree to something like this, the younger one, on the other hand . . . this is right up his alley.

TheSeeker said...

That is hilarious!!

Roger said...

Everyone will have to travel with a special urine nozzle in their car, you know, just in case they are out in the middle of nowhere.

Rob said...

Roger you should invent on of the those nozzles. The Feds would probably buy a few million of them from you or come up with some kinda Cash For Nozzles program