The Practical Uses Of Pee 7  

AlbertPrince 57M
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1/4/2006 3:00 pm

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The Practical Uses Of Pee 7

Curing Tobacco

While it's hard to tell how extensive this practice really was, it is documented that at least some folks found that hanging their tobacco in the outhouse mellowed it and, oddly enough, lessened the stink it created when burned (as in a gentleman's after dinner cigar). Go figure.

Information about the origin of this practice is sketchy. But it is intriguing to note that the 1771 edition of Encyclopædia Britannica instructs that "A strong decoction of the stalks, with sharp-pointed dock and alum, is said to be of good service, used externally, in cutaneous distempers, especially the itch: some boil them for that purpose in urine. The same is said to be infallible in curing the mange in dogs."

We can only speculate whether some accidental steaming of tobacco, during such medicinal concocting, might have led to the discovery of the value of urine fumes. Or then again, perhaps someone was simply hiding his smoke in the outhouse and noticed the subsequent improvement.

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JJKittyKat 59F

1/5/2006 3:13 am

An old wife once told me that peeing on your hands would cure dermatitis. (just thought you might like to know that)

AlbertPrince 57M

1/8/2006 4:24 am

JJ ~ try it and let me know if it works

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