Saturday, July 19, 2008

The weak of the pea/pee, hehe, pee-pee

Ingo Rademacher of General Hospital has a new son-- named Peanut Kai. Kai means water in Hawaiian. Some clever person posted online that they could call him Pea Water. Made me laugh!
Then, this morning, I got this story from Coast to Coast online:

Leak at Nasa

A Nasa plea for urine donations has been leaked, leading to a flood of offers.

The US space programme is seeking urine from workers at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, so it can create the perfect space lavatory.

It's for the new Orion space capsule which will eventually take astronauts to the moon, reports the Daily Telegraph.

John Lewis, Nasa's head of life support systems for Orion, said the Orion will be in space for up to six months while astronauts work on the moon, so getting rid of urine is a pressing issue.

To design, build and test the systems, Nasa needs nearly eight gallons of urine every day - about the total daily output of 30 people.

Nasa has a long-standing tradition of collecting samples from its workers to help design better space toilets because "you can't make fake urine," Mr Lewis said.

The memo seeking daily contributions from July 21 to July 31, contains detailed instructions for participants, but was not meant to go public.

It requests donors do not drink too much to encourage urination, warning that "you are not encouraged to over-hydrate as this could dilute the urine we collect".

"Unlike in the doctor's office, you do not need to worry about starting collection midstream," the memo states. "Our testing will be much more accurate if you collect as much of the entire urination as possible including the beginning."

It also calls for urine to be fresh, no more than an hour old. "We suggest that morning urine be collected at home, but not night-time urine," the memo states.

1 comment:

it's a fish! (hee hee) said...

My Peanut Joke? He marries Apple (Gwen's kid).
Then they'd be Apple and KAI
Peanut Apple Kai!