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9 Fascinating Facts About Urine

9 Fascinating Facts About Urine

He suggested a concoction of stale urine and ashes of roasted oyster shells “for the cure of eruptions on the bodies of infants.\" Urine does have an antibacterial property directly correlated to the concentration of urea, the main metabolite in urine [PDF]. Until the mid-19th century, saltpeter was either imported from India or made locally from stale urine. The urine sampler, which looked like a plastic pen, was held in the urine stream. An alchemist accidentally discovered phosphorus in stale urine.

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