In 1669, Hennig Brand discovered phosphorus by boiling urine and heating the residue to very high temperatures. He originally tried to make gold, due to the yellow color of the urine.
The ancient Egyptians used the urine of a pregnant woman to germinate semen and determine the sex of the child. If the barley germinated first, then it should be a young. If the wheat germinated first, then it should be a girl.
By the 1930s, penicillin was so precious that it was extracted from patients’ urine to preserve every single bit of it.
The oldest toilet of value still works about 4000 years after its construction. It is located in Knossos on a castle.
For the first time in 1739, separate toilets for men and women were offered at a ball of high society in Paris.
The first flush toilet was invented in 1596 by Sir John Harrington at the request of Queen Elizabeth I.
The first rinse toilet in history was used over 2800 years ago by King Minos of Crete.
In ancient India, diabetes was called “madhumeha” or “honey urine” because the urine attracted ants. Indian doctors Sushruta and Charaka first identified in 400-500 AD. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes as separate diseases.
Toilet paper was invented in China in the 6th century.