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Hydrophobic paint to splash public urinators with pee in Germany

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What do you do when you’re sick of drunk people urinating on the walls of your city, stinking the place up? The city in germany has now
sprayed its most-frequented walls in hydrophobic paint, which is so
repellant to liquid that it rolls, or sometimes bounces, right off the surface. This means that now when someone pees on one of these walls, the wall pees back.

As you can see in the video below,
this paint is pretty powerful stuff, and it’s capable of sending a
jet-stream of pee right back onto the shoes of the urinator (which the
Germans call “wildpinkler” or “wild urinator” in English). It’s like
immediate karma, and we love the idea so much.
The locals are hoping that not only will the paint get the message out
there loud and clear that walls aren’t for pissing on, but they also
hope that it will help keep the area looking (and smelling nice) for
longer.
The downside is that the hydrophobic paint is pretty expensive – the organisers told Reuters
that it cost around A$700 to spray a six-square metre area. But they
believe the costs will balance out with the drop in cleaning costs.

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“If
you compare the work involved for daily cleaning of the mess and the
awful smell, as well as all the collateral damage involved, it has
definitely been well worth it,” Julia Staron, who organised the resident
group, told Reuters.
And
maybe, just maybe, the splash-back effect will be enough to get guys
(and girls) to use toilets when drunk, not any old alleyway they stumble
down.
In the meantime, we’d sadistically love to see someone try to pee against this laser-etched super-hydrophobic metal created earlier this year. Because liquid sure can bounce off of that bad boy.

Sources: Junkee, ABC

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