30 Unbelievable Products Derived from the Human Body

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1 Mummy Brown Paint

Mummy 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.


2 Saliva-Infused Masato Beverage

Saliva-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.


3 Poop Pills for Gut Health

Poop 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.


4 Diamonds from Cremated Remains

Diamonds 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.


5 Surplus Perfume: Unconventional Scents

Surplus Perfume: Unconventional Scents

There is a perfume called ‘Surplus’ made from human feces.


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6 Harvard’s Human Skin Book

Harvard'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.”


7 Tooth from Human Urine

Tooth 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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8 Virgin Boy Eggs Tradition

Virgin 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.”


9 Urine Bio-Bricks: Sustainable Construction

Urine 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.


10 Medieval Blue Dye from Urine

Medieval 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.


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