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    Urine purifies...

    I have heard of urine being used to clear up zits or even ear aches in the old days of my grandfather, but this is kind of ridiculous...


    MUMBAI - Indian teachers sprinkled cow urine on low-caste students to purify them and drive away evil, reports said on Saturday, in a country where millions of people remain oppressed at the bottom of the ancient Hindu caste system.

    Upper-caste head teacher Sharad Kaithade ordered the ritual after taking over from a lower-caste predecessor at a school in a remote village in the western state of Maharashtra earlier this month, the Times of India reported.

    He told an upper-caste colleague to spray cow urine in a cleansing ceremony as the students were taking an examination, wetting their faces and their answer sheets, the newspaper said."She said you'll study well after getting purified," student Rajat Washnik was quoted as saying by the CNN-IBN news channel. Students said they felt humiliated.

    Hinduism reveres the cow, and its dung is used in the countryside as both a disinfectant and as fuel. In 2001, Hindu nationalists promoted cow's urine as a cure for ailments ranging from liver disease to obesity and even cancer.

    The newspaper said the two teachers were arrested after angry parents complained to police. They have been released on bail.

    India's secular constitution bans caste discrimination, but Dalits those at the bottom of the caste system are still commonly beaten or killed for using a well or worshipping at a temple reserved for upper castes, especially in rural areas.

    Dalits, once known as "untouchables," make up about 160 million of India's billion-plus population.

    In February, the New York-based Human Rights Watch group said India is failing to protect its lower-caste citizens, who were condemned to a lifetime of abuse because of their social status.

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    Well, urine is sterile.

    It's good for jelly-fish stings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Well, urine is sterile.

    It's good for jelly-fish stings.
    And athlete's foot, according to wive's tale.
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    Conalabu must have a very clean mouth, considering the ummmm... odd fetish he has.

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    Ah, piss on it...

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    SO how do they go about collecting the cow urine???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Conalabu must have a very clean mouth, considering the ummmm... odd fetish he has.

    Okay, okay, I admit. I have a fetish about having a clean mouth and I go through a lot of Listerine. Which is better than how Virgin controls his "creeping crud" with his special "golden" shower.
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    Golden showers anyone??


    Seriously tho, as urine is sterile, if no clean water is available, one wilderness survival technique is to use it to cleanse a wound...only if there is no clean water tho.
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    Astronauts drink it, that's good enough for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Astronauts drink it, that's good enough for me!
    That's Tang, you goofball. Different color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    That's Tang, you goofball. Different color.
    That depends on the night before and your level of dehydration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    That depends on the night before and your level of dehydration.
    I didn't need to know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I didn't need to know that.
    Dang, I hate it when I do that. (mouth overloads butt)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Dang, I hate it when I do that. (mouth overloads butt)
    GROSS! Beans, get out of there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    Golden showers anyone??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    That's Tang, you goofball. Different color.
    Hopefully.




 

 

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