Friday, March 06, 2015

It’s Peeback Time!

Here's something a little different: A funny video with a great idea. And toilet humour (totally SFW, btw). It shows a German city’s simple solution to a problem wherever there are guys drinking a lot of anything (though, maybe, beer is an especially bad cause). Because when nature calls, a nearby wall can be appealing.

From the YouTube description:
In Hamburg, St. Pauli, it's peeback time. St. Pauli's Community of Interest (IG St. Pauli e.V.) initiated an action where frequented walls in the neighbourhood were sprayed with a superhydrophobic coating. This coating is so water-repellent that urine splashes right back. By doing so, we want to stop those who pee wherever they please.
I’ve heard of places that have electrified walls so the gentlemen get a particular surprise, but that always struck me as little too retaliatory. I used to think that super-strong fans that would switch on when someone peed on the wall, blowing the pee back on them, would be good, but I bet this paint would be a cheaper option.

Even so, I doubt the paint will work long term—it can’t be cheap and would have to be maintained. But it’s still funny in the meantime.

Via Boing Boing

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