Does urinating on your hands eliminate callouses?

Athletes often insert a number of superstitious rituals into their everyday routine. One of the more bizarre rituals came to light in the past decade thanks to former Major League Baseball Moises Alou, who admitted to urinating on his hands to toughen his skin and eliminate calluses. While Alou is retired, the ritual… » 11/23/12 9:00am 11/23/12 9:00am

10 Ways Of Getting High That Are (Slightly) More Pleasant Than Krokodil

Yesterday we discussed the horrors of the Russian drug krokodil. This flesh-eating heroin-like substance may seem like the most nightmarish of all nightmares, but there are plenty of other toxic (and just plain grody) substances out there, ready to be consumed for no good reason. Here are 10 more intoxicating things… » 11/16/11 10:30am 11/16/11 10:30am

The Official NASA Guide To Drinking Your Own Urine

Click to view » 11/17/08 10:11am 11/17/08 10:11amIf you're going on a long space trip, you'll soon realize that you can't carry all the fresh water you'll need with you. The cost of getting all that water into space would destroy your budget before you ever built a single photon torpedo launcher. The answer, of course, is recycling. Those childhood…