Tuesday, 19 April 2011

April A to Z blogging challenge Pee

Last week I bought ‘Life of Pee’ by Sally Magnusson. I already knew of the role of urine in curing leather and promoting compost but was surprised to read of its use as an alternative to yeast.
This fascinating, well-researched little volume will provide any reader with facts to astound a captive audience!

When I told my youngest daughter I’d bought ‘Life of Pee’ she gravely corrected me. ‘No, ‘Life  of Pi’’ she said. I read that a few years ago and I can assure you there are more smiles- and shocks - to be found in this book.

13 comments:

  1. LOVE it! As a huge fan of the Clan of the Cave Bear series and reading in her painstaking detail how leather was cured, this would be and interesting read.

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  2. Amazing.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. It's amazing how useful the most seemingly useless of substances can be. and what of the Yuk factor?

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  4. What book will they write next! This one certainly sounds unique. I will now be wary of eating bread. Now if you will excuse me I need to go....

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  5. Note to self: do not drink coffee whilst reading Jabblogs's posts! Too funny!

    Ellie Garratt

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  6. What a hoot! I read in a novel years ago about using urine to cure leather, back in our caveman days this was. I think it was something to do with the ammonia. Funny what came back to mind when I read your post :)

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  7. Alternative to yeast? Thanks, Jab, but I think I'll pass on the toast! Vb

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  8. Oddly, I want to read that book now. Must find it it. Also, your flowers are very pretty :)

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  9. I am sittung here smiling at all the times my son used to pee in the snow, talk about pee and just have the usual little boy fascination with his pee.

    And all this time I should have been bottling it!! ;)

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  10. Cool...I had not heard of this book! I got a good giggle out of your daughter's 'Life of Pi' comment...my own guys would have been rolling their eyeballs...lol.

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  11. I love the cover on that book. I love the old tricks of the trade whatever they are.

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  12. I was aware of its use for curing leather but an alternative to yeast? While somewhat distasteful this fact make me want to know more.

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  13. I've read Clan of the Cave Bear too, but substitute for yeast? This is all utterly intriguing!

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