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Frozen Block of Urine Crashes Through House 17

A 1-square-foot block of frozen urine crashed through Hans and Irene Schueler's roof this weekend, and they are pissed. The couple has asked air traffic controllers to leak details of flight movements over their home. So far the stream of information has been weak at best. One neighbor said, "They're lucky it didn't hit them, and they don't see why an airline should get away with it."


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Frozen Block of Urine Crashes Through House

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  • why dont the airlines also recycle their piss like the ISS??

    they would save on takeoff weight then, as they would not have to carry any water

    ask for water and you would be told to take a leak first...

    • by Nutria ( 679911 )

      they would save on takeoff weight then,

      Filtering equipment has mass, too. The machinery to separate urine from feces would be particularly large.

      as they would not have to carry any water

      No potable water until someone takes a piss? And even then you'd only get 250 ml.

      (Did you think through your comment before posting?)

      • (Did you think through your comment before posting?)

        Dude, this is slashdot. Do you need to ask?

  • Frosty Piss (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 22, 2009 @03:53PM (#28427611)

    Now that is some Frosty Piss.

  • ITYM (Score:2, Insightful)

    by LukeWebber ( 117950 )
    1 cubic foot.
  • Jarate
  • Airlines don't dump toilet waste.

    This was something else.


    • by 6Yankee ( 597075 )
      It is indeed stored in a tank. What tends to happen, as I understand it, is that the drain valve leaks and all that lovely blue liquid builds up behind the hatch. It freezes at altitude, expanding and eventually opening (or removing) the hatch. On descent, it starts to thaw, and the whole block falls out.
      • Where on earth did you read that?

        If that's true, then all I have to say is. . . Well, actually, I can only blink in stunned silence. (And type here on slashdot, natch.)

        Basically, if I understand it correctly, the media claim is that in a passenger jet plane, one of the few devices in this day and age which are safety tested and numbered down to each individual pop rivet, that when it comes to the plumbing, standards and oversight are thrown, (literally) overboard so that hatches can accidentally 'blow' on

  • I've heard of free fall, but never of pee fall!

If you had better tools, you could more effectively demonstrate your total incompetence.