Behind the Story: Urine Rides Wave Of Media Attention

A funny thing happened after Newscripts' Lauren Wolf wrote a post promoting peeing in the ocean late last month: The article, much like the urine it discussed, slowly spread through the waters of the Internet, garnering attention from everyone from Gizmodo to Jezebel. In the video above, fellow CENtral Science blogger Carmen Drahl asks Lauren what it's like to be known as a "urine evangelist," whether there's any truth to dyes detecting urine in pools, and why Lauren's husband would still rather not pee in the ocean. This conversation is the second videocast that Carmen and Lauren have produced. Definitely check out their discussion about the history of the National Organic Symposium, if you haven't already.  

Author: Jeff Huber

Jeff Huber is an associate editor at C&EN. He enjoys finding peculiar news stories that make him laugh and/or tilt his head in a thoughtful manner. This hobby has served him well as a contributor to the Newscripts blog.

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  1. I would like a supercut of Carmen facial reactions.

    I would also enjoy a gif of Lauren saying “My husband is a stubborn, stubborn man.”

  2. (Looks up )
    (finds montage of Mr. Belding: )

    Well, CJ, my Thursday is shot. If your 8/19 C&EN arrives late, you have only yourself to blame.

  3. Puns!


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