1Mummy Brown Paint
Mummy brown was once a popular paint pigment made from ground-up Egyptian mummies. Production continued well into the 20th century and only ceased when manufacturers ran out of mummies.
2Saliva-Infused Masato Beverage
Masato is a fermented beverage in Peru where the makers chew the Yuca root to mix their saliva with the mash it creates. The enzymes from their saliva make it delicious.
3Poop Pills for Gut Health
Poop pills are capsules that contain bacteria from donors' feces. It is used to treat gut infections. They have no scent or taste and are as effective as traditional fecal transplants while being much cheaper.
4Diamonds from Cremated Remains
There is a company that makes "memorial diamonds," which are synthetic diamonds created from the ashes of cremated human remains. The process takes 6-8 weeks and requires at least 1 pound of ashes.
5Surplus Perfume: Unconventional Scents
There is a perfume called 'Surplus' made from human feces.
6Harvard's Human Skin Book
Harvard University's library has a book bound in human skin. The individual who made the human skin book binding stated, "A book about the human soul deserved to have a human covering."
7Tooth from Human Urine
In 2013, the first artificially reproduced human tooth was created in China. Scientists were able to create the tooth using epithelial cells extracted from human urine.
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8Virgin Boy Eggs Tradition
Virgin boy eggs is a traditional springtime dish from Dongyang, China, in which eggs are boiled in the urine of young peasant boys, preferably under the age of ten. The eggs have been listed by officials in China as part of the region's "local intangible cultural heritage."
9Urine Bio-Bricks: Sustainable Construction
In 2018, students from Cape Town produced a bio-brick by collecting urine from specially designed male urinals at the university's engineering building and mixing it with sand and bacteria.
10Medieval Blue Dye from Urine
Medieval blue dye was made by soaking the leaves of the woad plant in human urine. Urine from men who had been drinking a great deal of alcohol was said to improve the color.