Could I Borrow a Cup of Your Urine?

Could I Borrow a Cup of Your Urine?

You know the economy is weird when urine becomes a hot commodity

You’ve got to wonder when someone comes up to you and asks for some of your urine.

Space program contractor Hamilton Sundstrand is seeking urine from workers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, as part of its work on the new Orion space capsule that eventually would take astronauts to the moon, according to an internal memo posted on the Web site Nasawatch.com. The need is voluminous: 30 liters a day, which translates into nearly 8 gallons. Even on weekends.

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Dumping Old Subway Cars Into the Atlantic

Dumping Old Subway Cars Into the Atlantic

The setup certainly doesn’t make it sound positive: The Redbird Reef off the coast of Slaughter Beach, Delaware is a dump site for retired New York City subway cars, and there are already nearly 700 of them on the ocean floor. Before you cry foul, consider the words of Jeff Tinsman, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s artificial reef program manager, who told the New York Times: “They’re basically luxury condominiums for fish.” (Pics)

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