Give pees a chance

Officials in Amsterdam have installed 12 hemp-filled urinals around the city’s notorious red-light district in an attempt to control if not eliminate late-night public urination, or “wild peeing.”  The boxes, called GreenPees, resemble planters, according to CNN, and the hemp filters inside turn urine into an organic fertilizer and water that feed the plantings on top.  During initial trials in 2018, inventor Richard de Vries said, “there was a 50% reduction in wild peeing.  It was a great success.”  For his next project, de Vries is researching how electricity can be generated whenever someone pees into one of his GreenPees. NEWS OF THE WEIRD, Star-Tribune, 2020-09-12