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"In response to an Author's Challenge from kyleisalive, this is a quiz on interesting facts about urine. Have...er...fun."
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In the human physiology, urine is excreted via the kidneys, ureter, bladder - and then what comes next?
Until it reaches the urethra, urine is sterile.
In medieval times, clothing and linen and other household goods, when not being used, were stored in a small room known as a garderobe. This room was also used as a place to relieve oneself. Why were household goods stored there?
The smell of ammonia in urine deterred rats and killed fleas
It was believed the odour preserved colour
For religious purposes
An old superstition believed to bring good luck
Which vegetable in particular causes a very strong odour in urine?
Why was Diabetes Mellitus so named?
It was named after a sweet smelling flower
Because the urine is abundant and sweet
It was named after an ancient Greek physician
Mellitus was the name of the doctor's wife
This is fascinating: how was diabetes diagnosed as far back as 600 BCE in India?
By observing whether a person's urine attracted ants
By observing the colour of a person's ears
By observing if tigers came near a sufferer
By observing the sound of a person's singing voice
Urine from postmenopausal and pregnant women is utilised in various prescription drugs.
In pre-industrial times around the home, to what use did proud housewives put urine?
Substitute for flour
Moving along to war and bloodshed, of what use was urine in this sorrowful area?
It was used to make arrows
It was used to polish leather
It was used as a form of petrol
It was used to make gunpowder
In the early middle ages, what other product did early scientists and alchemists try to produce from urine?
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