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Looie Lets You Pee In Peace

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Nothing is more frustrating than being out, needing to pee, and having nowhere to go. Cops can fine you for public urination, not to mention it’s a little gross to relieve yourself on other people’s property, so we can totally see a place for a service like Looie. It uses a location-aware app as well as a dongle to give you access to the nearest restroom that’s part of its network. Currently about to launch in Tribeca only, the founder guarantees clean facilities every time (going as far as cleaning them himself for now). It’s going to cost you $25 per month for the service, which is money well spent if you’ve found yourself in that unenviable position more often than you’d care to admit. There is no word on expansion outside of Tribeca for now, but we suspect that’s going to be highly dependant on initial demand.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Superhydrophobic Coating Deals With Public Urinators

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Blackout drunk and full of pee? Here’s what you shouldn’t do: pee on a wall in some alley. That’s just bad manners, bro; it stinks up the neighbourhood and is just plain rude. Residents of the St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg, Germany had had enough of this, so they decided to coat several walls with a superhydrophobic coating that has the effect of making urine splash right back on the urinators, instead of leaking down the surface. Some of these walls have warning signs, others not; we suppose the logic is that peeing on walls should already be a no-no, so why bother with a sign? In any case, it’s an ingenious solution to what is undoubtedly an annoying problem for residents.

We’ve looked at superhydrophobic coatings before, and it’s pretty trippy stuff. It’s nice to see this material being used in novel settings.

[ LaughingSquid ] VIA [ Geekologie ]