You probably just flush your urine down the toilet, but some European alchemists used it in their experiments, and in the process made a scientific discovery that helped modernize the world.
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According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story.
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Fact: Fin whales produce an average of 974 liters of urine each day. Let's put this in perspective. That's 487 2-liter bottles of Coke. If you had that much gas (257 gallons) you could completely fill twenty 2014 Ford Focuses, and still have a bit leftover.
While some people are disgusted by the thought of human pee in their pool water, others figure there's no harm in letting loose a little urine while swimming. It turns out, however, that when urine reacts with chlorinated water, it may be creating chemical byproducts hazardous to everyone in the pool.
When it's two in the morning, there's nothing in the world more frustrating than being awakened by the urge to pee. Now, for the first time ever, researchers have shown that urination patterns are regulated by circadian rhythms (the molecular clock that controls your sleep/wake cycle, among other things.) Plus a…
I can't imagine a more moving tribute to the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery. This shooting star photographed on March 8 is almost certainly the waste water from Discovery...in other words, a whole lot of astronaut urine.